Upcoming events 

PRO Kids Quiz Night

Quiz Night Sold OUt!

We are very excited to announce that our PRO Kids Quiz Night presented by White Macgillivray Lester is officially SOLD OUT.

The fundraiser is taking place on Friday November 20 and it will be virtual, hosted by the Giant Quiz on Zoom. 

Teams of up to 8 people were invited to register with 2 options (one of which is very delicious!):

$25 for the quiz (per player)
$45 for the quiz + take out from Tomlin Restaurant! (per player)

The take out includes 1/2 BBQ Chicken, Baked Mac n Cheese, Slaw, and Corn Bread. Individuals within the team can opt in or out of the dinner option.

Instruction on take out and how to access our quiz on Zoom will follow registration! 

If you have any questions please contact us at prokids@thunderbay.ca


Past events  

Creekside Nurserys' Local Market

PRO Kids is so thrilled to have been a part of the Creekside Nurserys' Local Market!

With the support of Creekside and over 30 amazing local vendors and artisans, we were able to raise over $2,000 in one weekend.

Congratulations to our prize winners:

     Basket #1- Lindsay J
     Basket #2- Elaine M
     Grill/Smoker ($650 value donated by Creekside)- John B

All of this would not have been possible without the support of Creekside Nursery, its staff, and the Local Market organizers. We cannot thank them enough for helping us provide recreational opporunity to kids.


The Mayors Mulligan: Putting Edition 

The first ever Mayors Mulligan: Putting Edition was a tremendous success. Over 100 participants attended the putting contest on Fri. Sept 11 at Chapples Golf Course!

Congratulations to our winners:

      1st Place- Cole A with a total distance of 10.5"
      2nd Place- Jack G with a total distance of 20.25"
      Mayors Random Pick- Paul K
      #beatmyputt Challenge- Jake O
      Junior Champ- Paul N

The City of Thunder Bay and PRO Kids recognize and thank TD Bank for returning as the event’s presenting sponsor, as well as our Line Sponsors; MicroAge, Synergy North, Waste Connections of Canada and Tbaytel.

We would also like to thank our prize donors; O'Neill Associates, Boston Pizza, Brian Drombolis Carpentry, Dawson Trail Brewery, Safeway, Golf Thunder Bay, City of Thunder Bay, and Brunos Contracting. 

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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