Earlier this year I got a call from a colleague of mine at Molson wondering if there was a good home from some extra Molson Canadian hockey sticks and jerseys. I thought PERFECT! – last year Molson sponsored a hockey team in Kandahar and I figured they would absolutely need some new sticks this year. After some emails back and forth with my contact, I was put in touch with Major Tim Hogan in Kandahar and together we were able to coordinate a shipment of sticks and jerseys to be used for their ball hockey league.
A couple weeks later, Tim surprised me with some news that they had very special guests at their base – The Minister of National Defence Peter McKay, Minister of Industry Tony Clement and Senator Pamela Wallin were there along with some families of soldiers who died while serving. The guests joined in the game and Tim was kind enough to send over some photos for me to share on our blog!
We created a “Hockey Night in Kandahar banner” which will go up in New Canada House over the TV so the guys can see it when they are watching hockey
Master Warrant Officer Marshall Dumont with the Peter Mckay, Minister of National Defence (who I hear had a hat-trick!)
Canadian soldiers and next of kin of soldiers with the Olympic torch which the Minister of National Defense brought over.
Again, thank you to Tim for the photos and to all the brave men and women across the world representing Canada. Cheers to you.