With the recent cancellation of the 3rd annual Tim Hortons Western Canada Pond Hockey Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the event have made a decision to continue to give back to the local and surrounding community.
On Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 9 am – 6 pm, at the main entrance to McMahon Stadium (East side off Crowchild Trail), the Tim Hortons Western Canada Pond Hockey Championships will be holding the world’s largest food and hygiene drive. “We felt we had to give back to all the communities that supported us throughout the years.” Spoke Alex Halat, Founder and Director of the event. “We know that it has been tough for so many families during the pandemic, our event always gives back to charities each year so this year will not be an exception.”
Charities have responded with much excitement as well. The food drive portion will go to all food banks (Calgary, Chestermere, Okotoks, Airdrie and Wheatland) as well as the Veterans Association of Calgary. All hygiene products will be distributed to all local junior and senior high schools to all locations as well.
“We need to do this for our community as the need is so high.” Continued Halat. “We know the Calgary and surrounding cities and towns will participate to make this event such a big success.”
2020 Tournament Postponed Until 2021
The health and safety of our participants, employees, and partners is our highest priority.
After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, we have made the tough decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Tim Hortons Western Canada Pond Hockey Championships to 2021. Rescheduling the event will enable us to provide the experience that you, our participants, expect and deserve in a safe environment. We remain excited to host you in 2021 in Chestermere, AB and will ensure we inform you of when registration will open in the new year. Having spent the past year preparing for this great event, we are genuinely upset and disappointed to not be able to produce the event at this time but as stated, we look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.
We want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement. We are reminded by so many that the decision, while it may not have been easy, is truly best for everyone involved.
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