Jumping Jacks for Zajac and Squats for Odd Squad Fundraiser

Jumping Jacks for Zajac & Squats for Odd Squad: A physical charity event

In Memory of Rob Maar

Zajac Ranch for Children and Odd Squad Productions invite you to sponsor our interactive charity event, Jumping Jacks for Zajac & Squats for Odd Squad. This family-friendly event runs from May 1, 2024 with a wind up on July 27 at the Odd Squad facility in Burnaby, BC.

Together, we can make a difference:

  • Zajac Ranch for Children provides an inclusive and accessible camp for children with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating medical conditions where everyBODY is empowered to experience their best life.
  • Odd Squad Productions creates engaging productions that empower children to embrace critical thinking and problem-solving skills, preparing them to make positive choices and navigate life’s challenges.

Join the movement!

We invite you to participate in three ways:


Click the Donate button to contribute to our GoFundMe Campaign. No exercises will be performed for this open donation. But you are welcome to challenge yourself to do the squats or jumping jacks – if you choose to – and share it on your social media with the hashtag #JJZSOS.

Support a Team Member: 

You can support a specific team member by following their unique GoFundMe link. The organizers and team members will be able to see which team member brought the donation. All donations will directly go to the charities through the team members’ links. The team member will perform 1 repetition of an exercise for each dollar donated ($1 = 1 repetition). The exercises can be performed in person at the Odd Squad facility in Burnaby, or you can ask for a Zoom link to watch it virtually. Team Members will share their unique links on social media or other ways of communication. Include hashtag #JJZSOS in your social media posts to be found.

Become a Team Member: 

Team members can participate by getting sponsored for each jumping jack or squat they perform ($1 = 1 repetition). You can support this event by sharing your unique GoFundMe link. To join our team, you need to create your own account on GoFundMe and click the Join our GoFundMe Team button. The organizers and team members will be able to see which team member received the donation.

Together, let’s champion the potential of our youth!


The Zajac Ranch for Children & Odd Squad Productions Teams

About Zajac Ranch for Children

Our Mission

To develop and operate an accessible, innovative, and inclusive facility for children and young adults with medical conditions, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend camp.

Our Vision

Provide memorable experiences that empower campers of all abilities to participate, develop life-long skills, create lasting friendships, build independence, and have fun.

Our Story

The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation was first incorporated in 1987 by Mel Zajac to honour the memory of his two sons who tragically lost their lives. Since inception, the organization’s mandate has been to support innovative community projects focused on developing lifelong skills and independence for individuals from communities facing barriers.

The Zajac Ranch for Children located in Mission, B.C., provides camps for children and young adults with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating medical conditions. These experiences give participants the opportunity to explore the outdoors while developing greater social and environmental awareness, increased self-confidence and positive growth. Since 2004, more than 7,000 campers have built life-changing memories.

About Odd Squad Productions

Our Mission

Odd Squad ascribes to the notion that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ and that drug prevention and education programs are a much more effective and a healthier investment for our youth than treatment. Using a unique combination of documentary films, presentations, peer-to-peer workshops and judo based training, Odd Squad members strive to help guide today’s youth through the difficult personal and social issues such as drug usage and addiction, gang recruitment and involvement with their unique reality-based educational programs.

Our Vision

Odd Squad’s vision is to use reality-based film work, presentations and peer-to-peer work to educate youth, encourage positive goal setting and healthy choices around risky behaviour, and encourage our youth to stay “On Track” by keeping drug-free for a long and healthy life.

Our Story

Odd Squad Productions is a charitable organization comprised of serving and retired police officers, volunteers, and is recognized as an international leader in the field of drug and gang education for youth. Donations made to Odd Squad Productions help the organization in delivering valuable and needed reality-based education on the consequences of engaging in risky behaviour to thousands of youth in the Lower Mainland, throughout B.C, and across Canada.

How this journey started

Almost nine years ago, on July 25, 2015, I lost my husband Rob Maar in a tragic motorcycle accident.

Rob was a true adventurer with a real zest for life. He was passionate about many things and was known for his big heart, boisterous personality and camaraderie amongst his peers, friends, clients and fellow realtors in the community. For many years we, as Captains of the Re/Max Re/Trax Team, participated in the ‘24 Hour Relay’ to help send local children to camp.

Rob loved the 24 Hour Relay and what it stood for. Ensuring children and youths could enjoy a better quality of life through summer camp experiences was always at the forefront of his mind when taking part. Inspired by this, I had decided to create an annual event in Rob’s memory. So became Jumping Jacks for Zajac in alliance with Squats for Odd Squad.

In memory of Rob Maar
Sandra Parsons & Mario Page