Children making a difference, that’s what the 40+ young members of Children in Action (CIA) is working hard to achieve. Founded in 2011 by brothers Vishal and Ishan Vijay, CIA’s mission is to protect and uphold children’s rights both locally and globally. The group coordinates various events each year with the hope of raising awareness and funding for children’s rights.
The second annual Skate it UP! event takes place over the month of February. Last year’s Skate it UP! at Canlan Ice Sports in Oakville raised over $5,000, which built a clean water well in Sierra Leone. This year’s event has grown to include 3 Canlan locations, with a goal of raising $20,000 to build 2 schools in India and Africa with Free the Children, founded by Craig Kielburger, to which Vijay was a motivational speaker at their 2013 We Day events across Canada.
Skate it UP! 2015
Join in on this fun, community event to raise funds to build schools with Free the Children. Admission is $5.00 per skater. There will be over 40 awesome auction and raffle prizes valued at more than $6,000 to be won! Special guests include Degrassi cast members and Canadian rock band Neverest.
You can also collect pledges prior to coming out to skate. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
Saturday, February 7th
6:15 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 21st
5:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 28th
6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
For more details about Skate it UP! 2015, please visit http://childreninaction.ca/upcoming-event/.