Border Hockey starts soon
The Border Minor Hockey Association games begin next month at the Pat Burns Arena, in Stanstead, and about sixty children have registered, so far, to play. The results of informal polling done at the two local elementary schools several months ago showed that a lot more than sixty children would like to play hockey.
“Yes, it’s expensive to register and buy all the equipment for hockey, but we really try to accommodate people,” said Emily Johnston, one of the Association’s directors. “Parents can set up a payment plan to pay for the registration fee.” She also spoke about other programs available to help parents with hockey expenses such as the Association’s own “Sponsor a child” program and the Canadian Tire Jump Start program. This hockey club also provides second hand equipment to players just starting out in the game, free of charge.
“New players are always welcome and there are still many places available,” added Ms. Johnston. The league is also looking for coaches and referees.
There are still some tickets available for Border Minor Hockey’s annual golf tournament which raises money to buy the valuable ice time for the young skaters, aged four to fifteen. The tournament will be held on August 17th at the Newport Country Club.
A fundraising dance on September 14th is sure to raise some much-needed money to help keep the kids skating: Dany Flanders will provide the musical entertainment.
Anyone who would like more information about the programs to help ease the cost of registering and outfitting their child to play hockey, or to register for the golf tournament, can call either Ms. Johnston at 819 876-2117 or the Border Minor Hockey president
Dave Dubois at 819 876-7606.