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Indigenous Hockey Equipment Drive

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Indigenous Hockey Equipment Drive

In the first year of the hockey equipment accumulation, Graham McWaters (Campaign Founder) reached out to his son’s Richmond Hill team for equipment donations who helped raise 8 bags of equipment and numerous hockey sticks. The first delivery of equipment was sent to Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island.

Inspired by the first hockey drive in 2015 there have been numerous drives with each growing larger than the last to the point where over 1,000 bags of hockey equipment are accumulated and donated each fall to numerous Indigenous communities in Ontario. 

 

For the first time since inception, on November 6, 2023, we delivered 100 bags and 200 sticks to the Indigenous community in Behchoko, Northwest Territories…one hour northwest of Yellowknife. The 17 skids of  equipment travelled over 4,500 KMs to reach its destination by train and truck.


We collect gently used and new hockey equipment through hockey equipment drives normally co-hosted with hockey associations.

Please take note that we don’t need the following:

socks, jerseys, jocks, undergarments and neck guards.

 

Please check out our recent media postings below

 

See below for important collection dates in 2024

RECENT MEDIA
 

VIDEOS

OHL: TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

THE BEHCHOKO PROJECT: YELLOWKNIFE, NWT

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CTV NEWS - NORTHERN ONTARIO

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CTV NEWS - BARRIE

ARTICLES

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BRADFORD TODAY - NEWMARKET LIBERAL

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CBC NEWS - EAGLE LAKE FIRST NATION

PHOTO GALLERY

UPCOMING DRIVES

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February 24th, 2024
Appleby Ice Centre

1201 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 5H9

9AM to 2PM

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March 2, 2024

Canlan Sports Scarborough

159 Dynamic Drive, Scarborough, ON M1V 5L8

9AM to 2PM

May 4, 2024
Mississauga Girls Hockey League
Paramount Fine Foods Centre Arena
5500 Rose Cherry Pl, Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6
9AM to 130PM

April 20th, 2024
AMJ Self Storage100 Saunders Rd. Barrie On, L4N 4Y8
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OUR SUPPORTERS

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