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Kiting for Kids: Anyone Can Make a Difference

Kiting for Kids is a project initiated by a group of kiteboarders from Vancouver Island in order to help sick children in British Columbia. Their motto is “together we can make a difference” and they believe that they can help kids by doing something they love. And they are supported by famous personalities. Sir Richard Branson has been named honorary member of "Kitting for Kids".

Their first challenge is to cross the Strait of Georgia and come back by kite in an effort to raise money for Children's Miracle Network and British Columbia Children's Hospital. The guys are set to go in April, one of the windiest times of year for the Strait of Georgia and venture in this 40+ nautical miles trip from Nanaimo to Davis Bay and then back to Parksville to raise a total of $10,000 for the Canadian kids.

This is no easy task, since Strait of Georgia is known for its gale force winds, strong swell and frigid temperatures, but we salute their initiative and we are sure that they will successfully complete it.

Ken Droog, one of the members of the Kiting for Kids squad says: “We really have an opportunity to create awareness of the sport and give back to a charity that touches us all as a group. Each member of the team has had family and friends use the services of the Children’s Hospital.”

You too can join the Kiting for Kids initiative and help make a difference. Just visit the Kiting for Kids website and support the guys.