Canadian Tire hosts annual Jumpstart Day celebration

This year's event takes place Saturday, May 30 in Abbotsford

Patience Goulet watches as sister Nevaeh kicks the soccer ball during Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Day last year. The event returns again on Saturday

Patience Goulet watches as sister Nevaeh kicks the soccer ball during Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Day last year. The event returns again on Saturday

Canadian Tire in Abbotsford hosts the annual Jumpstart Day celebration on Saturday, May 30.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 32513 South Fraser Way.

The fundraising celebration helps kids from financially disadvantaged families in Abbotsford participate in sports and physical activities.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy food from a variety of vendors, face painting, basketball, soccer and a race car display for a small donation to Jumpstart.

All donations raised at the event stay in Abbotsford.

Jumpstart Day also kicks off the Red Ball Campaign, which runs throughout June. Shoppers who donate at least $2 at Canadian Tire stores receive a Jumpstart red ball.

This year is Jumpstart’s 10th anniversary. Since 2005, the organization has provided almost 3,000 children in Abbotsford an opportunity to participate in sports and other activities.

For more information, visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.