Clays for Kids

Childhood Cancer Canada’s Clays for Kids, presented by National Bank Financial Markets is an all-day, outdoor clay-shooting experience that raises critical funds to support childhood cancer families nationally as well as locally through partner charities, Leucan in Quebec, and Kids Cancer Care in Alberta. 

Since 2016, Clays for Kids / Pigeon d’Argile pour les Enfants tournaments, in Ontario, and Quebec, have successfully raised more than $2 million in support of critical lifesaving research and programming for childhood cancer families in Canada. 

Now Childhood Cancer Canada is extending this vital tournament into Alberta beginning 2024 to extend our support for children in this province.

 


Through the success and piqued interest of this event series in Ontario and Quebec, Childhood Cancer Canada will launch Clays for Kids Alberta in 2024 to increase our family support in the province of Alberta.   

In the past two years alone, we have been successful in raising a combined total of $ 1 million, and in 2024, with three provinces on board, our goal is to reach $ 1 million to support childhood cancer families across the country, while providing hyper-local support in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.  

Why Clay-shooting?  

As a national charitable organization that is focused on raising funds and awareness for paediatric oncology, which is considered a rare disease, we strive to identify and create unique event experiences that help highlight the rarity of childhood cancer and the complex challenges it brings to families and communities across the country.


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As an Olympic, leisure, and competitive sport, clay shooting is safe, exciting, challenging, fun, and growing in popularity. Our guests continue to express their appreciation for this special event that creates networking, engagement, and cultivating opportunities for all involved. Hitting the clay target requires skill, timing, focus, and hand-eye coordination. Safety is our main priority at all events. We provide group coaches and instill a firm set of safety rules to ensure all safety measures are met.  


Past Participant Testimonials

“This is such a good feel event overall. Good cause, good time, good work, good food, good sporting and all good people!!!”
-M.T.

“Loved everything about it. lots of fun, great speeches and seeing the meaningful impact the event has on the lives of people in need.”
-A.B.
 
“Well organized. Good opportunity to meet the other participants. Great hearing the stories of childhood cancer survivors, it grounds us as to why we are there.”
-G.S.


Participant Demographics

  • Above average education, household income, and net worth. 
  • Loyalty, over 89% of participants return each year
  • Outdoor sporting enthusiasts
  • Committed to supporting childhood cancer support and research 
 

Registration open now for Alberta Only!

Please Note: Ontario and Québec tickets are all SOLD out.

Please contact, Charlotte Ashton at [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.


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Clays for Kids Alberta
September 6, 2024

AHEIA Calgary Firearms Centre
242 Avenue &, 32 St W, De Winton, AB

The AHEIA Calgary Firearms Centre operates an 80-acre Trap, Skeet and 5 Stand recreational shotgun shooting facility, which is open to the public year-round.

The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association (AHEIA) is a not-for-profit organization that works to educate the public on the importance of protecting the places and wildlife cherished by Albertans. 

Clays for Kids Ontario
September 13, 2024

Galt Sportsmens Club
6542 Gore Road, Puslinch, ON 

Since its foundation in 1954, Galt Sportsmens Club has grown into a 250-acre site. Galt remains dedicated to promoting safe sport shooting and have some of the finest equipment and facilities available, becoming one of the best sport shooting ranges in North America.

SOLD OUT – please contact [email protected] to be added to waitlist.

Clays for Kids Quebec
September 20, 2024

The Roue du Roy Shooting Club was born in 1960 from Mr. Régent Longtin’s passion for the sport.

Over the years, under the diligent stewardship of Mr. Gabriel Gagnon and today of Mr. Luc Ouimet, several thoughtful initiatives saw the Club continuously offer members a shooting or hunting experience that met their highest expectations – addition and improvements of shooting courses with increasing levels of difficulty, regular upgrading of the equipment, clubhouse, and kennel.

SOLD OUT – please contact [email protected] to be added to waitlist.

CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS 

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In Alberta, Kids Cancer Care provides wrap around care and support for every step of a child and their family's cancer journey. With a vision of providing a cure for every child and care for every family, Kids Cancer Care reaches out to families and welcomes them into a healing community, offering programs and funding in four essential areas: Camp Kindle, Outreach, Education Support & Scholarships and Research & Hospital. Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. 

Established in October 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the leading national foundation dedicated to funding critical pediatric oncology research and clinical trials, while delivering support, programming, and services for families affected by childhood cancer. Through this event series, CCC works collaboratively with our partner charities to ensure we are supporting the critical needs of childhood cancer families nationally as well as locally in Quebec, and Alberta. In addition to providing direct support and services to families in need, proceeds from Clays for Kids / Pigeon d’Argile pour les Enfants will be invested in life-saving research and clinical trials to ensure every child living with cancer has a fighting chance to overcome their diagnosis and live their life beyond cancer.

For 45 years,Leucan has been committed to helping cancer-stricken children and their families. In addition to its support to clinical research, the Association provides specific and personalized services to its families: emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, referral services, massage therapy, hosting and support in hospital’s playrooms, socio-recreational activities, an awareness and assistance program in school, end-of-life and bereavement follow-up, as well as the Leucan Information Centre.

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