Hockey Alberta, in part with Hockey Edmonton, will host its 107th annual general meeting (AGM) Friday, June 6 at the Westin Edmonton and the 2014 Hockey Conference, geared towards building better hockey communities. Hockey Alberta’s AGM will follow the two day Hockey Conference on Saturday, June 7, also at the Westin.
Representatives from regional hockey associations, Hockey Alberta’s board of directors will be joined by life members, member organizations, as well as councils that oversee female hockey, junior hockey, minor hockey, senior hockey and hockey development to talk about what will benefit the growth of hockey in Alberta.
New this year, is the Hockey Conference, which will include guest speakers, presentations, panel discussions and workshops in two streams; a Coach Director Stream and a Hockey Adminstrator Stream.
Hockey Administrator Stream
This stream will have two points of focus; Player Centred Approach and the building of an Ideal Hockey Community. The player centred approach topic will discuss player fun, development, safety as well as flexibility and cost. The Ideal Hockey Community topic will feature discussion on the sharing of best practices, Long-Term Player Development principles and different hockey options.
Coach Director Stream
This stream will also focus on the Player Centred Approach but will also include sessions on on Long-Term Player Development, player evaluations, coach mentorship and certification discussions.
Major items on the agenda for the AGM weekend include:
- Report to Hockey Alberta membership
- Elections of new Director-of-Operations and a Director-at-Large
- Several Notices of Motion for potential bylaw changes
- Awards Announcements
The Hockey Alberta Foundation will also be hosting the Hockey Alberta Awards Gala on Saturday at 5:30pm where members of the 1994 Olds Grizzlys, LeRoy Johnson, Jim Fleming, Gord Hira and Billy Moores will be officially recognized and inducted into Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF). Hockey Alberta will also be recognizing deserving recipients for their contributions and commitment to hockey in Alberta as part of the Hockey Alberta Awards.