All posts tagged HEROS

Why Hockey Players Should Play More Than Just Hockey

With the start of summer approaching, and the weather getting warmer, I can’t help but want to get outside and go for a bicycle ride or rollerblade through a park. […]

From Mentee to Mentor: A HEROS Success Story

The HEROS program (Hockey Reaching Out Society) is an incredible cross-Canada initiative supporting youth in at-risk neighbourhoods, but it is about so much more than just hockey.  HEROS is about […]

Willie O’Ree Weekend for HEROS

Four of our very own HEROS recently had the great opportunity of attending the Willie O’Ree Weekend in Philadelphia.  This was the 17th consecutive year that HEROS boys and girls […]

Helping Kids Reach Goals

This article is originally published here. What gets lost with many goals, is that teamwork made them happen. With the encouragement of Constable Sue Crawford from the bench, 11-year-old Myrina took […]

A Tribute to Hockey Parents by Blake Orban

Whether you are an elite professional hockey player or someone who plays shinny once a week for fun, we all have one thing in common: a love for the game. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How ‘Doing Good’ is Good For YOU!

There was a time when being part of community associations and clubs that did great work or offered camaraderie in a town was a given for most families. Having roots […]

HEROS in Ireland

Martina Byrne is a Youth Development Officer with Finglas Youth Service, in the Republic of Ireland. Finglas is one of the most marginalized and socially deprived areas of Dublin. Her […]

Giving the Gift of Hockey

Well, the holiday season is upon us once again. At One Million Skates we are happy to be a part of a hockey family that includes our fantastic contributors, our […]

HEROS Across Canada

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) celebrates ice hockey while giving an opportunity for young people to grow while learning life and hockey skills. Personal growth and success off of […]

Hockey Unity in Belfast

Today I spent the afternoon diving into the history and mission of Hockey Education Reaching Out Society. When we spoke about the program’s member cities, and specifically the Belfast Ireland contingent, I was reminded one of my fondest hockey memories. It had to do with being part of something unique and much greater than myself.