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HEROS launches Surrey Program!

HEROS launches Surrey Program!

It is hard to find the right words to describe the feeling inside of the Sport Chek this past Monday in Surrey, BC.  HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) expanded their programming to the city of Surrey, an area that proved to be a great fit for this incredible non-profit organization. HEROS teaches at-risk youth [...]

October 19, 2016 Staff Writer Special Feature 0

Aviva Community Fund: Vote For HEROS

Aviva Community Fund: Vote For HEROS

HEROS has the great opportunity of being one of the organizations in the running in the Aviva Community Fundraising competition.  Our hockey program for marginalized youth across the country needs YOUR help to get us through to the next round! Voting ends on October 28, so CLICK HERE to cast your votes today! We really appreciate [...]

October 13, 2016 Guest Admin Special Feature 2

Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Barb Aidelbaum is a devoted member of the HEROS family, as a co-founder and part of the HEROS Board of Directors.  Her dedication to not only coaching but to every student she’s ever worked with, has been invaluable to the HEROS program, and we thought it would be nice to get to know Barb a little better. [...]

September 21, 2016 Guest Admin Special Feature 0

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp

Let’s look at some numbers. A typical recreation player during a season gets 1 practice per week. A season runs September to end of February with a short break in December. That is about a 20-week season. That is only 20 on-ice practices in an entire year. Many recreational (house) players have other interests they [...]

July 14, 2016 Guest Admin Best Skate Forward, Special Feature 0

Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) has teamed up with the Aeroplan Member Donation Program as a great way for our supporters to contribute to the HEROS program. The Aeroplan member donation program makes supporting HEROS really easy.  Instead of donating money, you donate Aeroplan miles instead.  These miles are used by HEROS participants and volunteers selected [...]

June 7, 2016 Staff Writer General, Special Feature 0

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

In May 2013 I had the privilege of hearing Clara Hughes, one of the greatest Canadian Olympians, speak at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Excellence Series. Hughes is one of only 5 athletes ever to have medaled in the Summer and Winter Games in the sport of Cycling and Speed Skating, respectively. She spoke of [...]

December 10, 2015 Dan Church Road to Sochi, Special Feature 0