Dear Friends of Shader Kids,
Many wishes for a very festive holiday season from Shader Kids!
Another year has passed and we are once more starting the preparations for our annual event, the 2011 Shader Kids Ball Hockey Tournament and Auction. In May 2011, we will gather at Camp Chief Hector YMCA, near Exshaw Alberta, to once again try and settle that niggling question as to whether the East or the West fields the better team. Stay tuned for further info on this event. The 2010 event held at Kilcoo Camp in Ontario was very successful with all participants enjoying the tournament, meals, live and silent auctions and the fantastic live music not to mention the camaraderie and embellished tales of Tim Ross!
We are proud to say that Shader Kids has returned the same camper to Kilcoo Camp in Ontario and awarded another scholarship to a deserving leader at Camp Chief Hector YMCA in the Bow Valley during 2010. While we did not fully fund our returning camper in 2010, we feel with the generous partnership of Kilcoo Camp that we can fully do our part in 2011. In addition, we will create a second leadership scholarship at Camp Chief Hector YMCA for another deserving candidate whom the camp is in the process of identifying for 2011.
While there are a core of volunteers who manage the annual ball hockey event as well as the ongoing endowment and its beneficiaries, it is you who keep the memory alive. You do this through your generosity to Shader Kids and of course by participating in the annual ball hockey tournament and auction. In 2010 we experimented with an on line auction so that many of you who could not travel to the event could participate. It was a success and we will do it again in 2011. These legacies in Tim’s name to the participating camps are only possible through your previous generosity and are funded through the returns on the endowment investment funds. A weeks stay at a cottage on the west coast was generously donated by friends to the auction last year and this year a stay at a cottage on PEI has been added by another friend of Shader Kids!
In your annual gifting you may wish to consider Shader Kids as one of your charitable contributions. This can be accomplished in one of two ways, either through our web site or directly by mail. Mail may be directed to Shader Kids, 931 4A St NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1P8.
Electronic donations may be through www.shaderkids.com which connects to Canada Helps.org. Please ensure you mention in the remarks column it is for Shader Kids. You may recall our endowment is managed through a partnership with Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund thus you will want to ensure Shader Kids is credited with your generosity. Be assured that every dollar you donate goes directly to Shader Kids for which you will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Much Love and Happiness over the Holiday Season,
Shader Kids, Director of Communications,
on behalf of The Ross family and the Shader Kids Team