CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada and Scotiabank, the Official Bank of Hockey Canada, have teamed up to deliver the Hockey Canada Community, an online destination to share and celebrate great Canadian hockey stories.
Beginning this month, Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, will feature a revamped version of ‘Tom’s Talks’, a popular video series where Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney will deliver impactful messages related to hockey, as well as two monthly video or written feature stories about Canadians dedicating their time and passion to the game. All videos and written content will appear on a new-and-improved website at HockeyCanada.ca/Community.
“The Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, will highlight the incredible individuals from coast to coast to coast that are helping make the game special for all those who wish to participate,” said Renney. “Hockey doesn’t happen if not for the people that dedicate their time and effort to making the game better, which is why Hockey Canada and Scotiabank are excited to reward the individuals that work tirelessly to create positive hockey experiences in their communities.”
In addition, Hockey Canada and Scotiabank will recognize and honour a monthly Hockey Canada Champion that is making a significant impact on the game in their community. The Champion will be presented with a Hockey Canada jersey, a Scotiabank prize pack and will have a video feature produced about their involvement in the game.
Hockey Canada Champions will include players, coaches, officials, parents, guardians volunteers or any individual who demonstrates a passion for the game and has dedicated time to helping the hockey community. Champions will be nominated by Hockey Canada’s 13 Members or through public entry using the online nomination form.
“At Scotiabank we are committed to supporting every goal on and off the ice and promoting diversity and inclusion in sport,” said Mike Tasevski, vice-president of global sponsorships at Scotiabank. “We are excited to join Hockey Canada to celebrate those that make community hockey possible and lead by example to support young hockey players across Canada.”
Hockey Canada and Scotiabank believe that being part of a team gives young people more than just a chance to play, but also a chance to become involved in their community. The two organizations remain committed to working together to create more opportunities for kids to play in addition to the Hockey Canada Community.
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