As you may already know the ProAction Hockey League began in 2008/2009 making this our 9th season. The first season saw 64 youth participate and has grown to currently accommodate 148 youth players with many on the waiting list. A heartfelt thank you to those involved in starting this program and to those who have continued to generously provide financial support through equipment sponsorship and free ice time both here at Angela James Arena and most recently Victoria Village Arena for our championship finals. Finally thank you to our volunteers and the Toronto Police Service. Without your continued involvement the program would not be the success it is.
Our primary goals of the program have been and continue to be inspiring the youth to build new friendships, interact with officers, and learn the values of commitment, dedication, and teamwork on and off the ice. For some of our new players, trying to master the task of skating and playing hockey on ice is an opportunity they would never be able to afford. In our 9th season, we now have many more community members, volunteers and helpers involved as well. This is an achievement towards the “building better communities” initiative.
We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attend our ProAction Hockey League Drop the Puck Event. You will also have an opportunity to mingle with the our sponsors, team members, players, officers, volunteers and community members.
There will be light snacks and refreshments provided free of charge at the event.
The ProAction Hockey League Drop the Puck will be held on:
Date: Sunday January 14, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Angela James Arena
Address: 165 Grenoble Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 3E7
Dignitaries in attendance:
The Office of Premier Kathleen Wynne
Counsellor John Burnside
Previous Member of Parliament Don Valley West, John Carmichael
Staff Sergeant George Mullin
Games will start after speeches and the National Anthem. Please have all players and family members attend the arena for the Drop the Puck event to show your support for the program.
Please have all kids playing in the 3:00pm game attend the arena by 2:15pm to ensure they are dressed and ready to go on the ice by 2:30pm.