PHOTOS: 24th Annual Hockey For Hospice Skates Across The Area

Friday December 27th, 2019

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The widely successful Hockey for Hospice has returned to the area, with 134 teams participating across the ares this year to play throughout the weekend.

Originally a skate-a-thon by the tournament’s founder Tim Beaulieu, Hockey for Hospice has grown immensely with over 230 individual games taking place for the 2019 event. The tournament is taking place at five different arenas across the region: Atlas Tube Centre, the Libro Complex, Tecumseh Arena, the Vollmer Culture & Recreation Complex and Central Park Athletics.

Divisions include Tyke Jamboree, Novice Minor Jamboree, Novice Major Jamboree, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam boys divisions, and Novice, Atom, and Bantam girls divisions.

“Every year Hockey For Hospice is one of our premiere events,” said Colleen Reaume, Executive Director of The Hospice. “It’s so gratifying to see how engaged these kids are in the tournament. Not only do they have fun, raise pledges and learn about The Hospice, they’re teaching their family, friends and neighbours about the Hospice programs and services in our community. Every year they are wonderful ambassadors for us.”

All players participating in the tournament raise pledges and awareness for The Hospice.  Over the past 23 years, the event’s participants raised more than $3.2 million.

Learn more about the event itself and view the schedule and teams on their website here.

The Hospice Team at the Vollmer Complex.

 

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