Weekly News – Feb 24

PNE/Hastings Park Master Renewal Plan Survey – Your Voice Matters

As part of building a bright future, the PNE team has been working hard with City of Vancouver staff to move the Hastings Park-PNE Master Plan forward. Two key components of the Master Plan are the Amphitheatre Renewal and the Playland Redevelopment Plan. As The PNE prepares to go to Council for approval of these projects, a survey is being done to call for community input.

This survey takes five minutes to complete and inform the City on the importance of the PNE.  A component of the survey addresses the Agrodome and ice times. This is a chance for our hockey community to weigh in. Please add your voice to the PNE survey by clicking here.

 

 

 

Volunteers for the Atom A1 Final Four Needed

Want to spend some more time at the rink (wink wink), watching hockey and supporting your VMHA community while earning more credit towards your volunteer refund? VMHA is hosting the Atom A (Flight 1 GVC) Final 4 next month from March 7 to 9. We need scorekeepers, timekeepers, and 50/50 sellers for every game.

Did we mention these hours are eligible towards your $150 volunteer refund?

Please help now by signing up here. 

 

 

 

Al Boyd Bursary Opportunity 

Attention: All graduating midget players or juvenile players going on to post secondary education in September 2020. This one’s for you.

 

The Al Boyd bursary is given out annually to a player who reflects the qualities that were synonymous with our beloved Coach Al Boyd – hard work, integrity, commitment, and volunteerism.

Eligibility: Open to all VMHA members in good standing who are entering an accredited post secondary institution within 18 months of application. Members in good standing include players, referees and coaches that have fulfilled all financial and certifications required by the Association, PCAHA and BC Hockey. Application Deadlines: April 1st.

About Coach Al:

Al Boyd began his involvement with hockey with the Grandview Minor Hockey Association.  Al took on many volunteer roles from team management to President, but his true passion was coaching young players.  Al continued to coach with VMHA after the amalgamation of the east Vancouver minor hockey associations and his selection as a Life Member for Grandview MHA.  Although coaching minor hockey is predominantly about bettering hockey skills, Al always coached his players to strive to be better people. Whether it be taking his team to volunteer in the community or showing respect to Veterans on Remembrance Day, Al always expected more of those who played for him.  Al was a man of integrity who positively impacted many of the young players fortunate enough to call him “Coach”. Please send all completed applications to vp1@vmha.com.

Al Boyd Scholarship Application Form

Hockey Fun Fact – Rained Out on the Ice?

It was a one-time historic event, but it is true that an NHL game was been cancelled due to rain. In March 1995, rain caused the flooding of a river near the San Jose Sharks’ arena. This made it too dangerous to get to the arena, so the game was called off. It was the first, and only, time an NHL game has been rained out. Don’t get any ideas Vancouver.

VMHA Feature:

Highlight a coach, volunteer player with mini bio and photo by filling out a form here: Nomination Form

 

Nominate a VMHA community member to be featured weekly by emailing photo and filling out this Nomination Form