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Jumpstart program supports Smiths Falls sports for youth

Smiths Falls Jumpstart

By Amy Hogue

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Constable Mack (left) and Constable Murphy (right), present Smiths Falls Canadian Tire owner and Jumpstart supporter, Eron Doucette, with a donation on behalf of the Smiths Falls Police Association at the 2014 Jumpstart Day. (Submitted photo)

Smiths Falls Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program will soon be losing one of its staunchest supporters with the departure of Canadian Tire franchise owner, Eron Doucette. After three years owning the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire, Eron and Ken Doucette have managed to make huge strides with the local Canadian Tire Jumpstart program.

In the three years the Doucette’s have owned the Smiths Falls franchise, Eron has worked hard to invigorate the largely overlooked Smiths Falls’ Jumpstart program. In fact, prior to 2011 there was no local Jumpstart chapter, and instead Smiths Falls was incorporated into the Lanark County Jumpstart. One of the first things Eron did was create the Smiths Falls chapter, where funds raised in Smiths Falls stay in Smiths Falls.

Eron has made the Jumpstart program a priority and has gone above and beyond in terms of fundraising events, particularly Jumpstart Day. And all that work has definitely paid off for the Smiths Falls community.

In 2011, the Smiths Falls Jumpstart program raised $16,472 to help over 120 children participate in organized sports and activity programs. In 2014, that number nearly doubled, with $32,500 being distributed to assist more than 200 children, $11,582 of which was raised in the month of May (Jumpstart Month) alone.

“Jumpstart brings our community together,” Eron explained. “It feels great to help out others in the community and we can only do it as a team.”

Eron said her background in child and youth care might explain some of the passion she’s demonstrated for the Jumpstart program, because she understands how important it can be for a local community.

“There are so many ways we can raise more money for our community,” Eron said. “Even though I’m going to be gone I’d still like to see that continue.”

According to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program website, one in three Canadian families can’t afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activity. As a nationally owned registered charity, the Jumpstart program’s goal is to remove the financial barriers so all kids have the opportunity to engage in sports.

The Jumpstart program enables kids from financially disadvantaged families to participate in organized sports and physical activities, by assisting with the costs associated with equipment, transportation and registration. Some of the activities included under Jumpstart are hockey, dance, swimming, beavers, guides, curling, archery, bowling, martial arts, golf and more.

One hundred per cent of all funds raised in a community through Jumpstart go directly to offer financial assistance for children in that community. Canadian Tire funds any administrative expenses related to the operation of the Jumpstart program.

Although Eron said she is sad to leave Smiths Falls, she is confident the new franchise owner will continue what she has accomplished with Jumpstart. Because the new owner will take over the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire franchise only a week before the annual Jumpstart day, May 30, 2015, Eron is hoping members of the community will step up to the plate with the organization and running for this year’s event.

In 2014, Jumpstart Day included events such as face painting, Siloki laser tag, Masonic chip identification program, clowns, a barbecue and bake sale etc. More exciting events are in the early planning stages for the 2015 Jumpstart Day, and Eron says she hopes to exceed the 2014 funds raised in Jumpstart Month, which totaled more than $10,000.

For more information about the Jumpstart program, including applying for funding, please visit http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca. To assist with the planning and organization for the 2015 Jumpstart Day, please contact Eron Doucette or Courtney Gamble at 613-283-3906.

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Jumpstart program supports Smiths Falls sports for youth

Smiths Falls Jumpstart

By Amy Hogue

Photo:

Constable Mack (left) and Constable Murphy (right), present Smiths Falls Canadian Tire owner and Jumpstart supporter, Eron Doucette, with a donation on behalf of the Smiths Falls Police Association at the 2014 Jumpstart Day. (Submitted photo)

Smiths Falls Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program will soon be losing one of its staunchest supporters with the departure of Canadian Tire franchise owner, Eron Doucette. After three years owning the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire, Eron and Ken Doucette have managed to make huge strides with the local Canadian Tire Jumpstart program.

In the three years the Doucette’s have owned the Smiths Falls franchise, Eron has worked hard to invigorate the largely overlooked Smiths Falls’ Jumpstart program. In fact, prior to 2011 there was no local Jumpstart chapter, and instead Smiths Falls was incorporated into the Lanark County Jumpstart. One of the first things Eron did was create the Smiths Falls chapter, where funds raised in Smiths Falls stay in Smiths Falls.

Eron has made the Jumpstart program a priority and has gone above and beyond in terms of fundraising events, particularly Jumpstart Day. And all that work has definitely paid off for the Smiths Falls community.

In 2011, the Smiths Falls Jumpstart program raised $16,472 to help over 120 children participate in organized sports and activity programs. In 2014, that number nearly doubled, with $32,500 being distributed to assist more than 200 children, $11,582 of which was raised in the month of May (Jumpstart Month) alone.

“Jumpstart brings our community together,” Eron explained. “It feels great to help out others in the community and we can only do it as a team.”

Eron said her background in child and youth care might explain some of the passion she’s demonstrated for the Jumpstart program, because she understands how important it can be for a local community.

“There are so many ways we can raise more money for our community,” Eron said. “Even though I’m going to be gone I’d still like to see that continue.”

According to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program website, one in three Canadian families can’t afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activity. As a nationally owned registered charity, the Jumpstart program’s goal is to remove the financial barriers so all kids have the opportunity to engage in sports.

The Jumpstart program enables kids from financially disadvantaged families to participate in organized sports and physical activities, by assisting with the costs associated with equipment, transportation and registration. Some of the activities included under Jumpstart are hockey, dance, swimming, beavers, guides, curling, archery, bowling, martial arts, golf and more.

One hundred per cent of all funds raised in a community through Jumpstart go directly to offer financial assistance for children in that community. Canadian Tire funds any administrative expenses related to the operation of the Jumpstart program.

Although Eron said she is sad to leave Smiths Falls, she is confident the new franchise owner will continue what she has accomplished with Jumpstart. Because the new owner will take over the Smiths Falls Canadian Tire franchise only a week before the annual Jumpstart day, May 30, 2015, Eron is hoping members of the community will step up to the plate with the organization and running for this year’s event.

In 2014, Jumpstart Day included events such as face painting, Siloki laser tag, Masonic chip identification program, clowns, a barbecue and bake sale etc. More exciting events are in the early planning stages for the 2015 Jumpstart Day, and Eron says she hopes to exceed the 2014 funds raised in Jumpstart Month, which totaled more than $10,000.

For more information about the Jumpstart program, including applying for funding, please visit http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca. To assist with the planning and organization for the 2015 Jumpstart Day, please contact Eron Doucette or Courtney Gamble at 613-283-3906.

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