The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program provides children in organized sports ages 4 to 18 financial support to assist with registration, as well as equipment costs.

This year’s Canadian Tire Red Ball Campaign raised $3,000 dollars more than usual, which needs to be allocated to local athletes before 6 p.m. Thursday, November 29.

Each eligible child can receive up to $300 to help with registration and equipment fees for whichever sport they are involved in.

Anyone interested in applying for the financial aid can apply by calling Danielle at 250-793-5599, or can email

Applicants will go through an interview process over the phone, which asks basic information about the applicant to be reviewed.