Upcoming events 

PRO Kids Online Auction!


PRO Kids is hosting our first Online Auction from April 21 to May 3!

All proceeds are in support of helping families facing financial difficulties access recreation and equipment for their kids.

COVID continues to play a huge factor in our personal lives, including of course, those children and youth who utilize our services, but are presently unable to participate in activities. In an effort to prepare ourselves for things to come, we are hosting this auction to be ready for a spike in the need for support of children's activities once this pandemic lets up. We want to ensure we are well prepared for the increased need.

Your participation in our auction will help us raise funds to prepare for families that need our support once Thunder Bay children and youth are again able to enjoy sports, recreation and cultural activities.

Help support PRO Kids and visit our Online Auction today!

PRO Kids Quiz Night is Back!

Quiz Night Banner


Question: What should you be doing on Friday April 23?

Answer: Testing your knowledge at our PRO Kids Quiz Night presented by White Macgillivray Lester LLP!
The fundraiser will be virtual, hosted by the Giant Quiz on Zoom.

Teams of up to 8 people are invited to register with some options (two of which are very delicious!):
$25 for the quiz (per player)
$50 for the quiz + take out from Tomlin Restaurant (per player)
$55 for the quiz + take out from Tomlin Restaurant + dessert from The Sweet North Bakery (per player)

The Tomlin take out includes Italian Style Breaded and Fried Chicken-Calabrian Chili Hot Honey and Arugula Salad, Baked Orecchiette Al Forno and House Made Focaccia.
The Sweet North add on will be an option of a brownie or a strawberry rhubarb bar! Quizzers choice!

Individuals within the team can opt in or out of each option.
Register by downloading our team registration form. 

Submit your application to Customer Service & Marketing Coordinator, Ally Drombolis at ally.drombolis@thunderbay.ca.

Payment can be made by calling 625-8463.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor White Macgillivray Lester LLP and supporting sponsors North Rock Environmental and Bur-Met Contracting Ltd.! Thank you to Algoma House, Sweet North and Tomlin Restaurant for their very talented help and support.
If you have any questions please contact Ally at 633-6800.  

Past events 


Pass the Buck

Photo Gallery: Pass the Buck will appear here on the public site.
This Giving Tuesday, we asked asked for help in supporting the 40 families who applied to PRO Kids because they could not afford to put their child in hockey this season. Thats 40 kids, that without assistance would not have been able to join a team, make a pass, and score a goal.   
We are thrilled to announce that with your support Thunder Bay, we were not only about to raise our goal of $10,000 but we were able to surpass it! Over $12,000 was raised, enough to pay for 12 local kids play hockey and reap the benefits of recreation. 
We would like to thank our major donors LH North for kickstarting the campaign with a $5,000 donation, Partners in Rehab for their donation of $2,000, Impala Canada for their donation of $2,000 including new hockey equipment for a child, and Shaw Communications for donating $2,500 and put us over and above our goal!

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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