Helping the Homeless – Canadian Style

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Hockey for the Homeless 001 Vancouver 2010

Photo L-R: Sean Berry, Director of Operations, Hockey for Homeless; Ewan French, Vancouver Tournament Director;  John Eddy, Molson Coors Canada

This year’s Hockey for the Homeless event in Vancouver was terrific. Given it was the 2nd year, it was clear the level of energy and excitement around the day was excellent and all the participants seemed pumped to be out playing some shinny for a great cause.

We were able to have one of best customers, Bill Anderson, from the UBC Alma Mater Society, participate on Molson Coors’ behalf. Being a hockey enthusiast, he was absolutely thrilled to be in the same games as such great former NHLer’s like Garth Butcher, Gary Valk and Kirk McLean.

Given Molson Coors’ strong ties to hockey, this is an event we should look to support on an ongoing basis. Cheers, Darren

Thank  you for sharing Darren!  Below is a brief history on “Hockey for the Homeless”.

  • Hockey for the Homeless as established in Toronto in 1996.
  • Tournaments are held in five cities across Canada; Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
  • Since the first event in 1996, the organization has raised over $2,000,000 in support for over 15,000 homeless men, women and children across Canada.

For more info on this great cause see hockeyforthehomeless.

Cheers MolsonCaroleB

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