Kids Giving Kids a Chance to Play Hockey

Players from the PMHA Atom Rep Wolfpack celebrated the huge supply of equipment they raised for children living on First Nations in Northern Ontario. (Photo By Justin Leftbridge)

50 tonnes of new and gently used hockey equipment to remote First Nations By Justin Lethbridge Writer BRANTFORD, ONT-For five years the Rotary Club, along with minor hockey teams across the GTA, have delivered over 50 tonnes of new and gently used hockey equipment to remote First Nations communities. The equipment is sent to schools in northern communities like Rankin Inlet, Nunavut and Sandy Lake, Ontario where the cost of buying equipment prevents many hockey-loving kids the chance to play. “These are places where a case of water is $27,” Chris Szarka told the Turtle Island News, “so the cost for hockey equipment is prohibitively expensive. For parents to buy hockey equipment for their kids the decision comes down to does the family eat this week or do we get…

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