“Ultimate Canada is proud to support ReachUp in promoting Ultimate with children and youth in under-resourced communities. ReachUp does an excellent job in engaging youth in a value-based sport program that promotes both active living and character development.”

– Danny Saunders, Executive Director, Ultimate Canada

“We were very impressed with Mark and Kirks’ visit to Lakeview School. Students were engaged and active for the entire time. Ultimate frisbee is one of the easiest and cost effective ways to get kids moving again. I would recommend the program to any school!”

– Neil Debassige, Principal of Lakeview School in M’Chigeeng

“Working with Kirk Nylen and the other Ultimate Frisbee trainers to provide a fun and affordable sporting activity to FNIM communities has been so rewarding, both personally and to the communities who have hosted Smoking Cessation/Ultimate Frisbee workshops. The smile of a child speaks volumes and the children who participate in these workshops are encouraged, applauded and appreciated. Our work with the team supports our efforts to reduce the impact of cancer in FNIM communities, which is a deliverable of our Aboriginal Cancer Strategy. The Ultimate Frisbee trainers are instilling a positive imprint in the hearts and minds of Aboriginal children which is a significant achievement and one the Ultimate Frisbee trainers strive to achieve in each community they work with.”

– Alethea Kewayosh, Director Aboriginal Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario

“Bringing Kirk and his caring group of volunteer coaches from ‘Reach Up Ultimate’ to our First Nations has been one of the most positive experiences of my career!!!  The kids loved the game and instructors, and the instructors loved the kids!!!”

– Tony Jocko, Policy Analyst, Anishnabe Nation