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Important update for 2020-21 Officials Clinics

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 ( for updates and current information pertaining to officiating and the 2020-21 season.

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Calgary Flames Foundation donates additional $50,000 to Every Kid Every Community

Hockey Alberta NewsCALGARY - 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.