Got Blue Jeans, Sneakers and a Smile? 

CIBC and OPACC invites Parents and Children
to volunteer in support of “Kids being Kids”

C.J. Skateboard Park and School proudly presents the “Kids Being Kids” event, a FREE program for children and their families living with Cancer, sponsored by CIBC in partnership with OPACC (Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer), Childhood Cancer Foundation and Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto.

“No matter what they are going through, kids still need to be kids,” said President and Founder Jay Mandarino. “They happen to be going through a tough time and being able to brighten their day, in whatever way, is so rewarding.”

As part of the park’s program, children and their families are invited to play, have fun and enjoy all the skatepark has to offer, including scooter riding, knee-sliding, a foam pit, a Sony PlayStation room – and of course, skateboarding! There will also be a vertical ramp demonstration by some of the park’s great volunteers and experienced riders.

KBK events will be held on the following Saturdays: March 25, 2017 and May 6, 2017; from 8:45 AM to 11:30 PM.

Kids and parents are welcome to volunteer to lend a helping hand with waiver signing, food and beverage distribution, group stretching, assisting with slides, scooters, skates or other chosen activities. and it is sure to be a great time.

No experience necessary or special equipment needed, just blue jeans, sneakers and a genuine smile!

Please watch these two 2 min videos on one of our free programs we offer for kids living with cancer called “kids being Kids” which is amazing and inspiring!

Interview opportunities are available with Jay Mandarino, President/Founder C.J. Skateboard Park and School


About C.J. Skateboard Park and School 

C.J. Skateboard Park and School, a not-for-profit indoor skateboard facility dedicated to engaging and empowering children in the community, including at-risk youth and those with special needs.



OPACC was established in 1995 and is comprised of representatives from parent groups, parent contacts, and other family members from across the province. Our members are parents, guardians, survivors, or close relatives of a child/teen diagnosed with childhood cancer.

OPACC is an independent registered charity; while we often partner with other organizations to provide services to our families, our programs are managed separately. OPACC receives no government funding and all funding for the development of our programs, services and special events (which are provided at no cost to our families) comes from the donations of generous organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals.


If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact:

Jay Mandarino


C.J. Skateboard Park & School

A division of Canadian Skateboard Park & School Association A Not-For-Profit Corporation

Tel: 416-588-0808 ext. 232


Thank you for your interest in helping to keep our kids rolling!



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