Upcoming events

 Training with a Pro: Virtual Edition

Training with a Pro: The Virtual Edition

PRO Kids’ Training with a Pro is back for its fifth year, but this time, it’s virtual!  July 22, 29 & August 5, at 12 pm, the public is invited to exercise and train along with their professional hockey idols.

Carter Hutton of the Buffalo Sabres, Olympic Champion Haley Irwin formally of Team Canada, and Amanda Makela of the Professional Women’s Hockey League, will be staring in their own 10 minute training video. The videos will be posted on the PRO Kids YouTube page.

Training with a Pro: Virtual Edition

Access to the training videos will be free, and organized by PRO Kids. Be sure to tune in, it's fun for the whole family!

The City of Thunder Bay and PRO Kids recognize and thank Tbaytel for returning as the event’s presenting sponsor. We would also like to thank Thrive Strength & Wellness for creating the workouts. 


Postponed: PRO Kids Quiz Night

In light of recent events we will be postponing the PRO Kids Quiz Night. Though it was a difficult decision to make, we want to make sure that everyone is healthy and safe!

Postponed: PRO Kids Quiz Night


A new date has not been decided. We are waiting until it is advisable to do so.

Check back for updates and if you have any questions please contact us at prokids@thunderbay.ca 

Annual events

PRO Kids family skates

We invite you to put on your skates and helmet and join us on the ice at the Fort William Gardens for not one but two family skates. Both skates have awesome games and prizes, face painting and special guests. Look for our Shaw Family skate this holiday season and our Mac's Family Skate next spring!

Young skater and local hockey player pose for a picture

Training with a pro

Interested in learning what it takes to be a professional athlete? Who better to show you than local pro athletes! Hockey, baseball, and football clinics are featured throughout the year with your favourite pros like the NHL's Matt Murray, Carter Hutton, and the CFL's Nigel Romick.

Boys playing football

Conquer the Tower

The fundraiser that makes the biggest splash! Each fall we invite local community leaders and business owners to take the plunge off the diving towers at the Canada Games Complex. The more money raised the higher they have to jump.


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Participant jumps off higher tower into pool
  • Levaero Aviation

10m Tower Sponsors

  • North Star Air
  • Private Air
  • Grant Thornton
  • TBT Engineering
  • Health e(fx)
  • The Chronicle Journal
  • Lowerys
  • 99.9 The Bay
  • Country 105.3
  • Valentes

7.5m Tower Sponsors

  • Boston Pizza

5m Tower Sponsors

  • Red River Holdings
  • Tbaytel
  • Manulife Securities 

Annual Campaigns

Recycle your cellphones with Tbaytel

Bring your old devices to be recycled at one of the Tbaytel stores below. The proceeds will support PRO Kids!


People recycling cellphones in container

  • Tbaytel Retail Store, 959 Fort William Rd

  • The Power Centre, 707 Memorial Ave

  • Touch Unwired, 1080 Lithium Dr

  • Touch Unwired, 540 Arthur St

"Pass the Buck" on Giving Tuesday 

Every year over 130 families in Thunder Bay apply to PRO Kids because they cannot afford to pay 
hockey fees. The cost can exceed $2,000.This means without support 130 children in our community cannot be on a team, make a pass, or score a goal.

On Giving Tuesday PRO Kids asks for your help in raising funds through a online campaign, “Pass the Buck”.

Stay tuned for 2020!


Young girl at rink side


Recycle your equipment with Play it Again Sports

Bring your used quality sports equipment to Play it Again Sports to be recycled. The value of your equipment will be donated to a PRO Kids account. Children and youth who need sports equipment can apply to us and access this account. Help suit up a kid in need!

Child wearing hockey equipment with volunteer

What has PRO Kids been up to

Check out what is new and exciting at PRO Kids with our annual newsletter!

Host an event for PRO Kids

Are you interested in organizing an event or fundraiser for PRO Kids? Contact us at prokids@thunderbay.ca.


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