Happy Holidays

Posted by Shader Kids Team on November 29, 2016

As the holiday season approaches, we look back at a successful and adventurous 2016!

Shader Kids held another fantastic ball hockey tournament and fundraiser at Kilcoo Camp in May 2016. It was a wonderful family event, thanks to Tingles’ Magic Castle and all of the pre-camp staff support. At the Shader Dome, the “Beasts from the East” fielded two teams and managed to squeak out a win despite the hard fought but always cordial battle of the summer hockey sticks!

The silent and live auction once again exceeded $10,000 to add to Shader Kids’ Endowment. This incredible generosity from you allows us to continue to assist three future leaders to develop their outdoor leadership skills as well as provide two scholarships to returning camp staff. Our sincere thanks to all who attended the event and all who donated items and supported our fundraising efforts.

We appreciate the partnership of Kilcoo Camp, Camp Summit and Camp Chief Hector YMCA in sharing the legacy of Tim “Shader” Ross and supporting our campers and scholarship recipients. We are also very thankful for the endowment management and financial support from Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund, allowing us to provide annual support to future outdoor leaders.

Please mark June 24th & 25th in your calendar for the 12th Annual Shader Kids Weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

With this later date we expect not only warmer weather, but we will be moving our event to the Bowfort Lodge end of camp. This will allow us additional indoor accommodation options, exciting family programming (ropes course! archery! etc.) and the opportunity to experience another part of the vast CCH YMCA site. We anticipate another awesome weekend, so please plan to join us in celebrating Tim and raising funds to support our camper and scholarship recipients.

This holiday season, please consider donating to Shader Kids as a gift for family and friends, or contact us if you would like to purchase any swag.

The board and partners of Shader Kids and the Ross family join together to wish you Season’s Greetings as well a healthy and happy 2017!



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