CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION DONATES ADDITIONAL $50,000 TO EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020-21 OFFICIALS CLINICS
An update has been shared regarding the status of Officials clinics for new and current officials in preparation for the 2020-21 season. The update includes information on how clinics will be facilitated, important dates, and how to sign up.
#CHIPINFORKIDS TO SUPPORT THE HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION
The Hockey Alberta Foundation and Shaw invite you to #ChipinforKids by texting KIDS107 to 30333 to donate $10 and help us provide every child in Alberta the opportunity to play hockey. To make your contribution go further, Shaw will match the donation.
HOCKEY ALBERTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECRUITMENT NOTICE
The Alberta Amateur Hockey Association (Hockey Alberta) is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Director at Large position on its Board of Directors. Deadline to submit a nomination package is August 31, 2020.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE RED DEER HALF-DAY PREP CAMP
With a Return to Hockey plan in place, Hockey Alberta is excited to bring back Alberta Built Skills Camps including the Red Deer Half-Day Prep Camp, which will prepare your young athlete for the 2020-21 season.
RED DEER - Hockey Alberta has updated its Return to Hockey Plan.
The original plan was released on June 30; the updated version is current as of August 21.
Based on feedback from our Member organizations and updated information from the Government of Alberta, the following updates are included in this version of the Return to Hockey Plan:
- A new component has been added to the plan: Modified Competition Season. This can be found in Section 6. The goal is to provide associations/ teams with an opportunity to finalize any tryouts/ evaluations, register rosters and prepare for an eventual return to the Regular Season, when permitted.
- Clarification of the types of competition allowed during the Development Season component in Section 6.
- Updated information on certification requirements, clinics and registration for Officials has been included in Section 5. Clarification that on-ice officials are not required until the new Modified Competition Season.
- Updated information on certification requirements, clinics and registration for Coaches has been included in Section 5.
- An updated Contact Tracing document has been included in Section 2.
- Updated requirements regarding the wearing of masks in Section 2.
- Updated requirements regarding Refunds in Section 2.
- Recommendation to include a force majeure clause in any future contracts that you negotiate.
- Addition of a Return to Hockey Member FAQ document as an Appendix listed in Section 3.
The updated Return to Hockey Plan, and its appendices, can be accessed here:
The health and safety of all participants in the sport is of paramount importance in all activities outlined in the Return to Hockey Plan. The threats and challenges posed by COVID-19 require specific steps to be taken to allow hockey back on the ice, and this plan addresses those requirements.
The Return to Hockey Plan – including the timelines included within it – is subject to change, as new guidelines and requirements are put in place by the Government of Alberta.
CALGARY – At a press conference on Wednesday, the Calgary Flames Foundation announced that the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program will receive an additional $50,000 donation. This donation is part of $1 million in donations to southern Alberta charities, an extension of the Calgary Flames Foundation COVID-19 Community Support Program. This brings the total distributed through the Calgary Flames Foundation COVID-19 Community Support Program to $2.4 million.
Present at the event to accept the donation were Tim Leer, Executive Director, Hockey Alberta Foundation and Hockey Alberta Foundation Director Graham MacLachlan. The Every Kid Every Community program has a goal of ensuring a pathway to play hockey for any child in Alberta who is interested in the sport.
“Since the creation of the Calgary Flames Foundation COVID-19 Community Support Program on March 21, we have had the privilege of seeing the amazing work charities in Calgary and southern Alberta have done to respond to a significant increase in need,” says Candice Goudie, Executive Director of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “It is thanks to Calgary Flames Foundation donors and participants of the online 50/50 program that this recent donation is possible.”
The mandate of the Calgary Flames Foundation is to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports programs. Since the ownership group brought the team to Calgary in 1980 the Calgary Flames Foundation has injected millions into the community.
RED DEER - On-ice officials in Alberta are asked to take note of the following changes being implemented by Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Officials Committee for registration and clinics for the 2020-21 season.
For new officials, and returning Level I and II officials, in-person certification clinics will not start until after Thanksgiving weekend. The current targeted start date is the weekend of October 17-18, but that is subject to change based on developments within the province regarding COVID-19.
For Levels III-VI officials, they are eligible to sign up for virtual (video conference) session to obtain their certification for 2020-21. These clinics will be available starting in late September.
For any official who was certified in the 2019-20, that certification remains valid until January 31, 2021. Normally, certification from the previous season remains valid until December 15, but for this season, Hockey Canada has provided a special exemption extending that deadline.
Clinic registration will begin in mid-September (specific date TBC). Check the Hockey Alberta Officials website (officials.hockeyalberta.ca) for updates and current information pertaining to officiating and the 2020-21 season.