The cheque was proceeds from last year’s teddy bear sales held at Johnny Reid concerts in Saskatchewan.
Reid teamed up with the Children’s Aid Foundation to sell a custom teddy bear at all his concerts with 100% of the proceeds going to help children and youth in need. The Children’s Aid Foundation, which has a long-standing partnership with the Ranch Ehrlo Society, designated the funds from Reid’s five Saskatchewan concerts to be directed to Ranch Ehrlo’s Sport Venture program.
[caption id="attachment_4481" align="alignleft" width="614" caption="In photo (back row): Khalid Loda, Amanda McConnell, and Adam Huffman of Doggpound basketball training academy, Filipe Dos Santos of Ginga futebol. Front row: Laura Logan, manager of Sport Venture, Carole Bryant Ranch Ehrlo, Len Gamache, president of the Children’s Aid Foundation and Marcus Parmegiani, Children’s Aid Foundation."]
Ehrlo Sport Venture is a community outreach program that aims to provide inner-city youth and families with control of, and access to, recreation programs by reducing the barriers to participation in sport and physical activity. Sport Venture currently offers four free drop-in sports leagues, hockey, basketball, soccer and football, and lends sport equipment through the Ehrlo Sport Venture Library.