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Athlete Parents/Guardian Information

Want to understand how an Indoor volleyball season works or what EKVC is about? This Handbook has been created to help athletes and Parents/Guardians navigate how to become an EKVC Athlete/Representative.

Financial Assistance

Need some help with financing you athlete's volleyball career? If costs are a barrier to participate, there is Financial Assistance available through service organizations such as KidSport, Athletics4Kids and Jumpstart.

The East Kootenay Volleyball Club is a member of the Cranbrook KidSport Fund, a local charity who raises and disburses funds to children throughout the area by helping remove the financial obstacles that prevent some children from participating in sport.

Children aged 6-18 years are eligible to apply for an annual grant capped at per year.  (KidSport calendar year runs September 1 thru August 31).

The application process is a confidential one whereby a local committee evaluates the request and informs the applicant of the applications status.  The turn around time is generally 3-5 working days.

Application forms are available:

  • At the Cranbrook Rec Plex - 1222 2nd Street North, (250) 489-0040
  • Online at  Kidsport

All across BC, hundreds of children and youth are denied the opportunity to participate in amateur sports due to one simple fact: lack of funds.

As a privately funded charity, we are able to get dollars into the hands of those who need it most, quickly and effectively. We help families bear the expense of having their children participate in organized sports because we believe that all kids should have the chance to play.

The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $450 per child (which is considerably higher than other sport funding charities).

When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.  

• All approvals are at the sole discretion of the local Jumpstart Chapter and designated Canadian Tire Regional Manager; and are subject to local demands and Chapter budgets.

If you have additional questions, call 1-844-YES-PLAY.

– Canadian Tire Jumpstart