May 2017 Thank for subscribing to our monthly newsletters in order to stay updated on Comrie's news, events, equipment needs, and most importantly, our impact! If you haven't already, please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. There is always a lot going on at Comrie's and we are happy to share it with all of our amazing partners, supporters, and community leaders!
Looking for one of the most rewarding jobs in the world? Come and join our team at Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank and help us change kids lives! We are looking for a summer student to help us with "Getting Kids Into Gear". Visit our website to review the job opening and send in your resume today!
If you're interested in donating new or gently-used sports equipment please visit our website at http://www.comriessportsequipmentbank.org/equipment for a list of drop off locations. The generosity of donors fills our bins fast so if you would like to drop off donations directly at our shop at 3557 52nd Street SE Calgary, AB, during our hours of operation, that would be a big help!
OUR WEBSITE GURU
In the early 2000s Stephanie Nychka was part of a rapidly expanding mountain bike community in Calgary riding frequently at COP, which is where she originally met Russell Gillespie. She had been involved with the Canadian Tire Jump Start program and Pinkbike's Share the Ride, and immediately volunteered to build Comrie's website when she saw Russ reach out. Over the summer she competes in dirt jumping/slopestyle competitions and instructs mountain biking through the City of Chestermere and YYCMTB. She also runs Lifestylists Concierge Service, which provides tailored personal assistant services to families in Calgary and the surrounding area. She is an integral part of our team and is very much appreciated. Thank you Stephanie!
THE NUMBERS ARE IN
Volunteer Hours: 3,179.5
Individual Items: 8,752
Individuals in Groups: 4,757
Items in Groups: 12,455 Total Individuals: 5,921 Total Items: 21,027
What better way to celebrate the warm weather and your inner child, than to shop for a new T shirt while eating Great food, having Great times, drinking Original Brews. With Brewsters Brewing Company and Local Laundry teaming up to help us with our mission of "Getting Kids Into Gear", nothing can stop us! Read more on our website here, and visit brewsters for their story!
Donate your old skates and feel great about it! Thanks so much to Evan and Laurel at Skate to Great along with the fine folks at Fed Ex for kicking off this years skate collection here in Calgary. Check out the full deal on this CTV story and check out this great charitable effort today. Kids all across Canada are going to be skating because of your generosity and anyone that skates knows that it is like a small taste of true freedom.
Help us spread the word and raise awareness for the start of 2017! We have some great new partners this year who are helping us offer some unique and creative ways for people to get involved.If you would like to volunteer please contact Russell Gillespie, General Manager of Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank. Russell can be reached at
(403) 569-1172. Head to our website to learn more!
Big thanks to Dayna at Kidsport Calgary for not only all the hard work she does in her office with Kevin and Lisa, but also for hooking us up withVincent Van Uytfanck from Senator Riley Middle School in High River. They are a great example of what I can do to help schools all across southern Alberta for their programs as well as their subsidized families. We were able to help with their very enthusiastic baseball program and are setting them up with all the gear to start their very own golf program we couldn't be more excited and pleased to help. Call us to see how we can help your school at 403-569-1172.
"Well, I would never guess by bringing a couple gloves, a bat and 4 baseballs in an old bag would turn myself witnessing the greatest gift donation I have ever seen.
When I contacted Russell, and thank you so much to the great non-profit organisation Kidsport, things really took off to give the grade 6 students an opportunity to play organized baseball.
We have been given the chance to enjoy the generosity of Russell and equipped the entire team with great condition and quality equipment."
-Vincent Van Uytfanck
Senator Riley Middle School in High River