Yellowknife Canadian Tire donates 30 sets of hockey equipment so kids can play

The Dreams Come True program is helping kinds with equipment to play hockey. (Photo courtesy of Hockey Canada Twitter)

The Yellowknife Canadian Tire in partnership with the Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF)  is making the dream of playing hockey come true for 30 children in the NWT.

Every season, the HCF Dreams Come True program reaches thousands of young Canadians through a variety of programs designed to get more people playing Canada’s game.

Karen Butorac is the owner of the Yellowknife Canadian Tire.

“Hockey Canada reached out to Canadian Tire’s charity, Jumpstart, to help in finding the 30 kids-in-need,” Butorac said. “Hockey North also relied on community members, as well as the local schools, to help find the 30 kids-in-need.”

The event will be held at the Yellowknife Canadian Tire on Friday, February 7th.

“Each child will go through each station to be fitted for each hockey equipment item,” Butorac said. “We’re so excited to be part of this event. We can’t wait to see the kids’ faces when they receive their equipment.”

Dreams Come True is a financial assistance program that brings hockey into the lives of children who might otherwise never get the opportunity to play.

The program subsidizes registration fees and provides head-to-toe equipment in various communities across the country and has introduced hockey to 1,226 kids since 2006.

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