We know that as the weather turns and prices continue to rise that it can be tough for some families in Halifax, and we want to step up to help. I know the Hawks Family can make a real difference here! On December 10th we will be collecting for two charities which will provide much needed help to the communities we live in.
1. Warm Winter Clothing Drive
What: The charity is Square Roots, a local group that specializes in food box delivery to food insecure families. We have agreed to be responsible for collecting winter gear for 77 families in Halifax.
The Ask: Between now and Dec 10, please collect as many gently used winter jackets, snow-pants, boots, hats and gloves/mittens as possible (outerwear only please). Sizes are toddler 2T all the way up to adult XXL and every size in between. Drop off details below
2. Feed Nova Scotia
What: The charity is Feed Nova Scotia and this year they are experiencing exceptionally high demand for help from families many of whom will live in our catchment area.
The Ask: Between now and Dec 10, collect food items from the list below ready to bring to the rink:
canned soups & stews
canned vegetables & fruits
canned meat, fish, & beans
pasta and pasta sauce
baby food & formula
meal replacement drinks
canned & powdered milk
Drop off Day: For warm clothing and food is Dec 10. Please drop off anything you have collected to the warm room in Centennial Arena.
Prizes: We will hold a prize draw for any Hawks players who gets involved – more details to be announced!
Interesting in volunteering? Please reach out to Kate Udle - email@example.com
As a result of acts of racism against one of its players at a recent hockey tournament on Prince Edward Island, and in support of the player and his family, the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Association (“Hawks”) is announcing their decision that none of the association’s hockey teams will participate in PEI minor hockey tournaments until Hockey PEI and Hockey NS take appropriate steps to investigate and address the recent acts of racism and create a safe and inclusive environment that prevents similar acts in the future.
“Our teams and association will not tolerate racism,” said President Spiro Bokolas. “This is a hard decision, and the Hawks will have close to 700 potentially disappointed players that won’t attend PEI tournaments until we see real change, but we feel this is the right decision to support our player, members, league and the sport of hockey. We also believe this disappointment is only a small fraction of the amount of disappointment felt by our players and families of varying backgrounds and our actions represent a great display of solidarity and reflection to all of our members on the challenges many players still face daily.”
The Hawks are also using this moment to create further awareness with their members of their zero-tolerance approach to any racism or discrimination. With the full support of the family involved, the association is working to ensure this message reaches all players and families.
The Hawks are hopeful that Hockey PEI and Hockey NS can identify next steps and continue to create an environment where all players, from all backgrounds can participate in the game of hockey free of prejudice and discrimination.
The Hawks are pleased to announce we will be hosting a Hockey Canada Level 1 Goalie Coach certification for all association coaches interested. This is free to attend.
This is a great opportunity for coaches to learn about how they can better work with their goalies in practices and games. The goalie position has become highly specialized and goalies need specific training.
We are making this mandatory that one coach per competitive team has this level 1 certification, but the session is open to ALL coaches that are interested (Competitive or Recreation level).
Date: Sunday October 24th
12pm to 130pm (Maritime Hall Halifax Forum Classroom session)