Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series
In seeking out a new and creative way to spread our message about Every Kid Every Community and engage grassroots hockey supporters in communities across Alberta, we created the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series.
In December 2014, the EKEC Speaker Series ran in its first two events in Calgary and Grande Prairie. We were elated with the community support and engagement we received in both. A combined total of $30,000 was raised through ticket, table, sponsorship and auction donations. Of the money raised, a portion remains in the local community to support the mandates of the Every Kid Every Community Program.
In Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Minor Hockey Association in a partnership with Hockey Alberta Regional Centre Northwest, Grande Prairie Athletic Club and the Grande Prairie Storm along with the Bauer First Shift program are using the Every Kid Every Community funding to run a NEW Try-Hockey Program. The 30 participants will receive brand new equipment to keep, off ice training and on ice skills and instruction.
The most recent Speaker Series event was held in May 2016, with Bob Nicholson, CEO, Oilers Entertainment Group as the featured speaker.
We look forward to growing this event, if your community is in interested in partnering with us to host a Speaker Series Event please email the Hockey Alberta Foundation.
The Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series is presented by: