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Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series Coming To Fort Mcmurray

Hockey Alberta Foundation in partnership Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association is excited to announce the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series, presented by ATB Investor Services will be coming to Fort McMurray on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

The dinner event will feature TSN Hockey Analyst and former NHL goaltender, Jamie McLennan, and TSN Radio Host and former NHL defensemen, Jason Strudwick.

All proceeds from the event will go to Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association’s No Kids Left Behind Program and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program both aimed at increasing access and decreasing financial barriers to the game of hockey for kids.

“We are a thriving community in the North and we, as a recipient of revenue from the event, we were excited to get involved when presented with the idea from the Hockey Alberta Foundation,” said Fort McMurray Minor Hockey and Wood Buffalo Hockey Development President Travis Galenzoski. “This unique event will not only allow us the opportunity to host a couple of entertaining NHL celebrities in Fort McMurray, but will also serve to bring local hockey community partners together to support Wood Buffalo kids in need with an opportunity to play hockey.”

The dinner event will take place from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Timberline Room at the Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Fort McMurray at 30 MacKenzie Boulevard.

Ticket prices include individual, table and sponsorship options. Individual tickets are available for $80, tables of eight for $600 and sponsorships vary. Tables, Tickets as well as Sponsorships can all be purchased online.

“One of our mandates as the Hockey Alberta Foundation is increasing access to the game of hockey which is why we created the Every Kid Every Community Program. In order to help others we have to rely on individual and corporate donations, both locally and provincially in order to ensure we can continue to support programs like the No Kid Left Behind,” said Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Scott Robinson. “We hope bringing our Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series event to Fort McMurray with Strudwick and McLennan will spread our message and awareness of the financial support we need.”

The Every Kid Every Community Program started in 2011 as a test pilot program and his since grown to include both program and player assistance grants. Local community groups can access these grants through an application process in order to create and sustain programs that can address the diverse landscape of kids today. To date the impact of the program has included over $77,000 in grants awarded, in 24 different Alberta communities which included over 1400 kids.


Gary Tremblay

Memorial Service - Gary Tremblay

A memorial service for Gary Tremblay will be held on Friday, January 23 at 3 pm in the soccer field house at the Recreation Centre in Leduc.

Gary died suddenly on Monday, January 19. He was a long-time volunteer in various capacities with Hockey Alberta, including North Zone Referees, Leduc Minor Hockey Association, and the Zone 4 administrative team.

Gary believed that minor sports should be affordable and accessible to all children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Tire Jump Start program, or to trust funds for his children Zachary, Hayley and Cassidy at the LeducScotia Bank.

Deepest sympathies are extended from Hockey Alberta to the Tremblay family.