WHEREAS, 2023 marks 25 years of PRO Kids service, in the city of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, PRO Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) is a service that was created by the City of Thunder Bay with the support of social agencies, recreation providers, youth and other community members; and

WHEREAS, since 1998 PRO Kids, with its community partners has placed over 27,480 children and youth into recreation activities in Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, there are families in Thunder Bay who cannot afford to put their children in community sports, arts, and cultural activities, and every child deserves the opportunity to participate in recreation.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Ken Boshcoff, do hereby proclaim 2023, as the “25th Anniversary of the PRO Kids service”.