Christie Lake Kids offers recreational and skill development programs at no cost to economically disadvantaged children in the Ottawa area between the ages of 6-17 years old. Through our programs, Christie Lake STAR (Skills Through Activities and Recreation) and Christie Lake Camp we assist children and youth to develop skills in the arts, recreation and athletics, which in turn builds leadership skills, self-confidence and the positive outlook that they need to break out of the poverty cycle and become young people contributing back to society.
It has recently come to my attention, that there are school children in Ottawa who cannot afford proper shoes. I personally cannot imagine walking/running/playing in shoes that are too small or too big!!