Many of Canada’s most beloved athletes were joined by some young Calgary fans yesterday during KidSport’s Playground to Podium fundraising event.

Jon Montgomery, Denny Morrison and Maëlle Ricker were among more than 15 Olympians who came out to show support for the organization at the Bridgeland/Riverside Community Centre.

“I think as athletes, we all recognize just how powerful sport has been for our lives,” said Olympic speed skater Kristina Groves.

Gymnast Kyle Shewfelt said KidSport provides the funds to register for sports for kids who might not otherwise be able to play.

“The reality is there’s a lot of children who could be amazing at sport and could get a lot of joy and learn a lot from it but can’t afford to get involved in it,” he said. “I think it should be accessible to everybody and KidSport is there to help.”

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