FAQ 2021

KURLING FOR KIDS FAQ (frequently asked questions)

ABOUT K4K

Kurling for Kids is a community fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families by raising funds to allow children's hospitals to provide leading edge medical treatments, programs and equipment which would otherwise be out of reach.
Normally Kurling for Kids participants curl in fundraising events together toward one common goal - providing better care for children in the largest single-day, volunteer-led curling fundraising event in Canada in support of children's hospitals.
Due to COVID, our events will be virtual but we are still committed to raising tons of money for children's hospitals.

The 2021 curling event has been cancelled due to the pandemic, however Kurling for Kids will be hosting virtual events all year long. Make sure to check our website and Facebook page regularly to keep track of K4K Fundraising events throughout the year.

Kurling for Kids takes place in different curling clubs and corporate locations in Quebec and Ontario. We are always on the lookout for new clubs, corporate events and hospitals to join our event. Search for a location near you on our map or contact us if you would like to join us and raise funds for your local hospital.

Kurling for Kids is an entirely volunteer driven event from the board members, club organizers and to all of the volunteers who give their time and efforts at each of our member clubs.
The incredible efforts of our volunteers helps to keep costs down, which directs more money to Kurling for Kids to fund more life-saving equipment for the children!

Not at all, and definitely not during the pandemic! You can participate in 2021 Kurling for Kids in many different ways, as a participant in one of our many events throughout the year, as a fundraiser, or as a volunteer. Kurling for Kids welcomes adults and children of all ages to take part in a Kurling for Kids event. You do not need to be a curler or a member of a club to participate, you just need to want to raise funds for your local children's hospital.
You can find more information about the events which are already scheduled on the Locations page.
Can’t find an event near you? If you are unable to participate in one of our scheduled events, you can still help the children by registering as a K4K Fundraiser. Register at no charge as a team or as an individual and have access to the great fundraising tools available on the Online Participant Centre. Not only will you be helping to fund equipment that can save and improve lives of children treated at your local children's hospital, you will also be eligible for fantastic incentive prizes!

No, you can register for free as a fundraiser only and raise funds for your local children's hospital.
Choose the registration option you prefer - Individual, Team Member, Team Captain and you can start your fundraising right away.

And if you change your mind after registering, you can always go back to the TICKETS TO VIRTUAL EVENTS page and purchase event tickets at any time.

Click HERE to register today!

We would love to welcome your company or organization to Kurling for Kids!

Here's how you can get involved if you're with a company or organization: Determine how you and your colleagues would like to raise funds. You can do an online Bingo or Trivia game and all funds raised would go to your local children's hospital.

You can also join one a K4K scheduled event as a Corporate team and gain extra exposure for your company/organization.
Click HERE to to find out more about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

We encourage all participants in our 2021 events to try to raise as much money as they can. When you put your mind to it you will be amazed how much you can raise for a cause that helps to improve the lives of our sick kids.

If you're looking for ways to kickstart your fundraising, one great way is to make a donation to your personal fundraising page which will demonstrate your commitment and encourage others to make donations as well. And we’re here to help you! Once you register for Kurling for Kids, we’ll send you coaching emails to help you meet and exceed your fundraising goal and you will have access to amazing fundraising tools in the participant center which will make it easy to raise funds. Every year, hundreds of people just like you raise hundreds and thousands of dollars individually and there’s no reason you can’t too! No matter what you raise, Kurling for Kids' strength has always been in numbers and every dollar raised adds up very fast - that's how we have been able to raise $4 million in our history!

The money raised goes towards the purchase of critical needs equipment for children's hospitals and all funds raised in your region will go to the children's hospital in your region.
See the money raised so far and its use HERE

Yes. The Foundation's charitable number is 83329 5249 RR0001. When you donate to Kurling for Kids, you will receive a tax receipt for any monetary donation of $20 or more. A tax receipt is not given if you purchase a raffle ticket.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click HERE or you can contact us by email at [email protected]

Kurling for Kids does not canvass door-to-door. Nor, does the Foundation encourage volunteer participants to solicit funds by door-to-door canvassing, and most certainly not during this pandemic.
Some Kurling for Kids club events may have participants fundraise in their communities as part of their fundraising efforts for their events.

If you are approached by a fundraiser who states that they are raising money for Kurling for Kids, please follow this advice:
- If you know and trust the fundraiser and you want to make a donation, please donate by giving the fundraiser a cheque made out to the Kurling for Kids. Do not give cash.
- If the fundraiser is unknown to you and you want to support Kurling for Kids, please visit our website at www.kurlingforkids.org for donation options.
- If you are suspicious of a fundraiser, please take note of their appearance and contact your local police department as soon as possible.

No. Kurling for Kids will not share your information with any outside agencies/organizations or individuals without prior consent or, if the disclosure is permitted or required by law. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

REGISTRATION

Registration is different this year as there is no charge to register as a fundraiser - yes you read right, it's FREE!!!
We're counting on you to register and fundraise to help the kids and children's hospitals!

Once you have registered, you can then purchase tickets to the virtual monthly K4K events.  It's ok if you purchase tickets to a monthly event first, and then register as a fundraiser, but you MUST be registered prior to the date of any virtual events for which you have purchased tickets.
Click HERE to register today and note that you can purchase your tickets to confirmed virtual monthly events while you are registering!

You can purchase a ticket in one of our monthly K4K events at anytime HERE, just make sure to also register at any time with no fee as a fundraiser.  It's ok if you purchase tickets to a monthly event first, and then register as a fundraiser, but you MUST be registered prior to the date of any virtual events for which you have purchased tickets.

Click HERE to register today!

Absolutely! You can register and buy tickets for the virtual events for someone else. You can register as many people as you'd like, but you need to register everyone with their own unique email address.
As well, you can now register one or more members of your team at the same time! Just fill in your information completely and then click on SAVE & ADD ANOTHER PARTICIPANT
Click HERE to register today!

Click HERE or go to the LOGIN screen to recover your username and/or password. Click on USERNAME or PASSWORD depending on what you have forgotten, follow the steps and your username or password will be emailed to you.
You can also contact us at [email protected].

If any of your team members have already registered, you’ll be able to join the team from their personal fundraising page:
Click HERE or go to the DONATE screen and and select donate to a participant or team.
Search for any of your registered teammates, click on their name, and then you will be able to select JOIN TEAM

From the same page, you could also do a search of all existing teams.

Unfortunately no as the event needs to be scheduled and setup for all registered participants so make sure to register in advance. It's better for you because you'll have more time to reach your fundraising goal.

Click HERE to register today - it's FREE!

Normally there are registration fees for the annual curling event.  However during this year of the pandemic, registration is free and if you want to participate in the monthly K4K organized events, you can purchase a ticket.  The amount for each event will vary depending on the event for which you are registering.

Registration fees helps to cover some of the costs of running Kurling for Kids so that all of the money we receive in donations can be used to help change the lives of children. Note that a portion of Kurling for Kids raffle ticket sales is used to cover the balance of costs.

Please note that refunds cannot be given for donations, registrations or tickets purchased online at www.kurlingforkids.org. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Kurling for Kids at [email protected]

This is what Kurling for Kids is all about.  We put the "FUN" in fundraising.  And in this exceptional year of the pandemic, we strongly encourage all participants to fundraise and we’ll be here every step of the way to help you reach your goal!  There are no minimum fundraising amounts this year and we know that everyone will do their best to help raise funds for children's hospitals

All of the money that you raise will be used to change the lives of children treated at the hospitals which Kurling for Kids supports.

See where your money goes HERE or check out these fundraising tips HERE to help you raise as much money as you can.

Yes, you can register offline by downloading a mandatory participation form HERE, filling it in, and sending it by mail along with your registration fee payment by cheque to
Kurling for Kids
3918 des Pervenches
Saint-Hubert, Quebec, J3Y 9A1
Make sure to send in your offline registration early enough for the event for which you are registering. It may be a good idea to let us know that your offline registration form is on its way by mailing us at [email protected]

Absolutely! By using the same username and password from the last time you participated in Kurling for Kids, you will have access to all of your fundraising information including donors from previous years.

Note - to use the same username and password, you must follow the registration process, click HERE to register today and select the Club/Location/Region from the dropdown menu where you would like to participate.

Next you will be able to select ‘Individual Registration' if you are signing up as an individual, 'Join an existing Kurling for Kids Team' if you would like to join a team which already exists, or 'Create a Kurling for Kids Team' if you would like to be a captain of a new team.

Click CONTINUE and accept the legal waiver, and then on the top of the next screen which asks for all of your personal information, just make sure to click on RETURNING PARTICIPANT. Finally enter your username and password from a previous event, and you will have access to all of your fundraising information including donors from previous years.

Shortcut to Returning Participant login -> HERE

It's as easy as going to the REGISTER page. Note that a team must ensure that each member registers at the same club/region.
As well, you can now register one or more members of your team at the same time! Just fill in your information completely and then click on SAVE & ADD ANOTHER PARTICIPANT
Click HERE to register today!

Choose your Kurling for Kids location from OUR LOCATIONS page. Once you have selected your Kurling for Kids location, click on the Register button. From here you will be able to select 'Join a K4K Team' to join an existing team, or 'Create a K4K Team' if you want to start a new team. Another option is to contact the team captain who can register you on the team.

March - virtual curling
April - online curling
May - Poker
etc….

TEAMS

It's as easy as going to the REGISTER page. Note that a team must ensure that each member registers at the same club/ location/region.
As well, you can now register one or more members of your team at the same time! Just fill in your information completely and then click on SAVE & ADD ANOTHER PARTICIPANT
Click HERE to register today! <insert link here>

Choose your Kurling for Kids location from OUR LOCATIONS page. Once you have selected your Kurling for Kids location, click on the Register button. From here you will be able to select 'Join a K4K Team' to join an existing team, or 'Create a K4K Team' if you want to start a new team. Another option is to contact the team captain who can register you on the team.

The maximum number of participants per team is 5. You can create a team on your own and your other team members can join your team afterwards
Note - registration is free this year however all participants must pay the individual fees for each event by buying tickets if they want to participate in these events.

Yes, any contribution of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. As well it will count towards your team fundraising goal!

If a donor mistakenly donates to your team and would like to transfer the donation to an individual participant, the participant or donor can contact us by email at [email protected] to have it moved.

Be creative! Participants and teams join Kurling for Kids for many reasons; you may be participating in honour of a child who has been treated at your local children's hospital.

Yes! Team names can be duplicated. However, to avoid having friends and family accidentally donate to the wrong team, we suggest making your team name as unique as possible.

PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGES

Your personal fundraising page contains customizable tools for emailing friends and family, tracking online donations, team status, and much, much more. Your Personal Page serves as your main communication piece to tell your story, appeal for sponsorship, and show your fundraising progress. This page will automatically be made public as part of the campaign. Participants are able to customize content and images on their Personal Fundraising page. Studies have shown that participants who customize their personal pages receive more donations than those that don't.
Even if you are a returning participant, you must register for this year’s event first though so start first by registering HERE.

Once you have registered, click HERE to login and start your fundraising!

If you are a returning participant, we’ve saved your personalized content from previous years so that you can reuse your images and messaging for this year. You can edit or update your image and messaging for this year by logging in and visiting your Fundraising Centre and personalizing your page.

Yes. If you registered as a Returning Participant with your previous username, all of your donor information will be available under the email contact section of your Fundraising Centre.

Please refer to the Participant Centre Online Help page that you can access by logging into your personal page HERE

No. The privacy of our donors and participants is very important to Kurling for Kids and all volunteers cannot view or access your online information. Your information is confidential and is only accessible by entering your personal username and password, to which Kurling for Kids does not have access.

During this exceptional year, we are asking that all cash funds collected as part of your Kurling for Kids fundraising be sent to us by e-transfer using the email address [email protected] including a note with your name.
We also ask that you send us by mail all cheques made out to Kurling for Kids,
registration desk on the day of your event. Envelopes will be available for you on the day of your event for you to document all funds raised and hand them in to your registration desk. After we will update your personal fundraising page with your tally and your contributions will be counted in our grand total!"

Any offline donations entered by participants will automatically be reflected in their fundraising thermometers.
Note that these donations will only be confirmed by the system administrator when all funds have been handed in and confirmed. This will be completed as funds are received or by December 31, 2021.

Online donations will be reflected automatically once a donation is made and completed on the system.

OFFLINE DONATIONS

Offline donations are cash or cheques received during your fundraising which are not entered online.

During this exceptional year, we are asking that all cash funds collected as part of your Kurling for Kids fundraising be sent to us by e-transfer using the email address [email protected] including a note with your name.
We also ask that you send us by mail all cheques made out to Kurling for Kids,
registration desk on the day of your event. Envelopes will be available for you on the day of your event for you to document all funds raised and hand them in to your registration desk. After we will update your personal fundraising page with your tally and your contributions will be counted in our grand total!"

Yes you can and this will ensure your online fundraising totals are up-to-date. It’s as simple as clicking on the DONATE button and filling in the Donor’s name, email and address information. Then you complete the transaction with your credit card.

Any offline donations entered by participants will automatically be reflected in their fundraising thermometers. Note that these donations will only be confirmed by the system administrator when all funds have been handed in and confirmed. This will be completed by the end of December 2021.

Online donations will be reflected automatically once a donation is made and completed.

Yes. For more information on corporate donations options, please consult our Corporate Opportunities handout

FUNDRAISER INCENTIVES

All participants and fundraisers in Kurling for Kids who individually raise $300 or more are eligible for the Fundraising Incentives + Rewards program.
At registration, we ask participants a mandatory question if they would like to receive an incentive prize if they reach the fundraising level of $300 or more. Participants also have the option to "give back" which will allow K4K to give more to the hospitals.
See the Info Sheet for Fundraisers and the Fundraising Rewards page for details on the levels and prizes.

No. The Fundraising Incentive level reached individually cannot be transferred to another participant.

No. Team fundraising totals are NOT eligible for Fundraising Incentives, and they do not count towards an individual’s fundraising total.

Please allow 6 – 8 weeks after the Kurling for Kids raffle draw for receipt of incentive prizes which will be delivered by mail or email to each participant

Please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to look into this for you.

Any offline donations entered by participants will automatically be reflected in their fundraising thermometers. Note that these donations will only be confirmed by the system administrator when all funds have been handed in and confirmed. This will be completed in the weeks following the K4K raffle draw each year.

DONATIONS

First, thank you for your support!
There are many ways you can make a donation.
Make a donation to a participant, team, club or the main event online DONATE
If someone you know is participating in Kurling for Kids and you'd like to support their fundraising efforts, making an online gift is quick and easy!
Click on DONATE and type in the name of the participant in the individual field.

When you find the participant you are looking for, click on their name which will bring you to their personal fundraising page and then click on DONATE NOW.
Don't want to make a donation online? Give your donation to the person, team or club you want to sponsor and they'll fill out an offline pledge sheet for you.

If you donate online to a team, to yourself, another participant, a club or the main event you will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt by email.
Kurling for Kids will begin issuing manual tax receipts for offline donations throughout the fundraising year and following the raffle draw each year.
They will be distributed no later than February 28th of the calendar year that follows the year of the donation.

Please contact us at [email protected] with all of the details about your donation and we will reissue a receipt

All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt

No raffle ticket purchases are not eligible for tax receipts as you are receiving something for your purchase and are therefore not eligible for a tax receipt under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines

VOLUNTEER

Please click HERE for more information on how to become a Kurling for Kids volunteer.

Absolutely! After the event, you will be given a statement outlining your volunteer hours during our event.

RAFFLE TICKETS

The K4K Raffle draw is scheduled for 7pm on October 16, 2021.
The draw will take place at the Glenmore Curling Club.
The entire draw will be filmed and posted live on the K4K Facebook page. All winners will be notified by phone shortly after the draw
The list of all the winners will be published after the draw on our website www.kurlingforkids.org and on the Kurling for Kids Facebook page.

Tickets are available online at www.kurlingforkids.org until October 15, 2021 inclusively.

Due to the pandemic, we are distributing raffle tickets purchases by email.  We will have a copy of all tickets sold and there are no problems if you lose the email with your ticket. We identify the winners based on identification that confirm their names and addresses, recorded on the ticket stub completed at the time of purchase.

By email, you will receive your raffle tickets purchased online within 2-3 days of your purchase.

Following your transaction, you will receive an email confirming your raffle ticket purchase. Your ticket will be added to the K4K raffle bin and you will receive the physical ticket by email within 2-3 days.

Please click HERE to buy Raffle tickets online.

While a small portion of ticket sales goes to cover costs, the bulk of all funds raised from ticket sales goes to the hospitals.

When you register online, exceptionally this year you will not need any physical tickets to sell. Your name will be added to the ticket site and you can direct people to purchase tickets while selecting your name as the K4K participant they are buying tickets from. They will receive a copy of their purchased ticket(s) by mail or email and the ticket stubs are automatically added to the K4K raffle bin.
If you absolutely need physical tickets to sell, please contact us at [email protected] and arrangements will be made.
Raffle tickets are $5 each
Each booklet contains 25 tickets, and has a total value of $125
For those sellers requesting physical tickets, the seller is responsible for all tickets, and is responsible for returning all unsold tickets, or the cash equivalent of any lost tickets

The 2021 Kurling for Kids raffle will include 25,000 tickets with 15 prizes valued at more than $12,500!
Click HERE to see all of the amazing prizes!

When you register online, exceptionally this year you will not need any physical tickets to sell. Your name will be added to the ticket site and you can direct people to purchase tickets while selecting your name as the K4K participant they are buying tickets from. They will receive a copy of their purchased ticket(s) by mail or email and the ticket stubs are automatically added to the K4K raffle bin.
If you absolutely need physical tickets to sell, please contact us at [email protected] and arrangements will be made.
Raffle tickets are $5 each
Each booklet contains 25 tickets, and has a total value of $125
For those sellers requesting physical tickets, the seller is responsible for all tickets, and is responsible for returning all unsold tickets, or the cash equivalent of any lost tickets.

As tickets are being sold electronically this year, there are no limits other than the total number of 25,000 tickets printed.
For those who require physical tickets to sell face-to-face, contact us at [email protected].

Following your transaction, you will receive an email confirming your raffle ticket purchase. Your ticket will be added to the K4K raffle bin and you will receive the physical ticket by mail within two-3 weeks or by email within 1 week.

For tickets sold person-to-person, the K4K participant you are buying tickets from will contact you with details on how to obtain your tickets.

Yes, when you purchase tickets one of the fields you must complete is “who are you buying tickets from”, simply select the name of the person who you wish to purchase tickets from and your transaction will be processed and the K4K participant will be advised.

The K4K participant in turn will coordinate with you to get you your tickets.

If you cannot find the name of the K4K participant, you can indicate the name in the field “Can’t find the name of the K4K participant”.

If the ticket purchase is simply to sponsor Kurling for Kids simply select Purchase from Main Event and Kurling for Kids will be in contact with you directly.

Click HERE to buy your tickets now!

Please note that online ticket sales may take 24-48 hours to be processed as well as to be reflected in the K4K participants fundraising thermometer and overall event thermometer.

Tickets which are purchased on-line will appear in the K4K participant’s personal fundraising thermometer as well as the overall event thermometer within 24 – 48 hours of purchase.

TAX RECEIPTS

All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt

Please contact us by email at [email protected] and we will make sure you receive a Reissued tax receipt.

Yes. The Foundation's charitable number is 83329 5249 RR0001. When you donate to Kurling for Kids, you will receive a tax receipt for any monetary donation of $20 or more. A tax receipt is not given if you purchase a raffle ticket.

Yes, any contribution of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. As well it will count towards your team fundraising goal!

If you donate online to a team, to yourself, another participant, a club or the main event you will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt by email.
Kurling for Kids will begin issuing manual tax receipts for offline donations throughout the fundraising year and following the raffle draw each year.
They will be distributed no later than February 28th of the calendar year that follows the year of the donation.

No raffle ticket purchases are not eligible for tax receipts as you are receiving something for your purchase and are therefore not eligible for a tax receipt under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines

T-SHIRTS

The T-shirts are available for $15, tax included + $10 for shipping.
Click HERE to buy yours now!

T-shirt sizes are: Small to 3XL (Adult) and sizes Small to Large (Youth). Refer to the t-shirt purchase page for further details and an Adult sizing chart.
Click HERE to buy yours now!

In recognition of the 2021 K4K 23rd Anniversary Campaign of "Superheroes", these Superhero T-shirts will help you release your inner hero and for sure help you raise more funds as You ARE a Superhero, and last but not least, you will look great wearing it!
Click HERE to buy yours now!

On the PARTICIPANTS menu, there is a submenu PURCHASE 2021 T-shirts. As well, all participants (kurlers, fundraisers, and corporate participants) that register online will be directed to a page with a link to the T-Shirt purchase page. And they will also receive a registration confirmation email with a link to the T-shirt purchase page. And finally, there is a link on each registered participant's personal fundraising page in the LATEST NEWS section.
Click HERE to buy yours now!

The Superhero T-shirts will have a K4K logo on the front and it will look like you are Superman tearing open your shirt to show your K4K Superhero logo beneath. There is no printing on the back.

Shipping costs within Canada are $10

Yes, as long as we have not yet sent the order to print. Otherwise we will not be able to change the size.

You can go to the French version of our website at curlingpourlesenfants.org and look for the 2021 t-shirts on the CAMPAIGN or PARTICIPANTS menu. Here is a direct shortcut to the page with the FRENCH T-SHIRTS