Border Hockey gets boost from RBC
Representatives of Border Minor Hockey received $5000 from RBC on Saturday, January 17th, at the Pat Burns Arena. “We heard about the grant and our treasurer, Karen Hamblett, applied. We found out that we received the grant just before Christmas but received it officially on the 17th,” said Emily Johnston, the vice-president of the organization. The money will be used for ice time and other general expenses. Parent members of the hockey club and volunteers organize several fundraisers a year to help keep registration costs down for the roughly 120 young hockey players. “The $5000 is like the amount we would get from doing two fundraisers!” added Emily happily.
Coaches, referees and scorekeepers are always needed in the club. Referees and scorekeepers, good jobs for teenagers, are paid positions. Anyone who would like information about volunteering, coaching, or playing in the Border Minor Hockey can contact Emily Johnston (819 876-2117) or president Dave Dubois (819 876-7606) for information.
Seen here on the ice of the Pat Burns Arena are (l. to r. back) Emily Johnston (VP), David Dubois (President) and Audrey Lizotte of the RBC. Representing BMH players are
Reese Petit, Caleb Knight and Alek Veilleux who play on
the Novice A Jets team.