Sledge hockey tournament coming to Kimberley

Kimberley Rotary event will serve as fundraiser for Kimberley Civic Centre dressing room upgrades

The Kimberley Rotary Sledge Hockey Tournament is coming to the Kimberley Civic Centre Nov. 7.

The Kimberley Rotary Sledge Hockey Tournament is coming to the Kimberley Civic Centre Nov. 7.

For The Townsman

The Kimberley Rotary Sledge Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Kimberley Civic Centre. This unique event will be a full day of fun and excitement for the entire family.

The Kimberley Rotary Club, Kimberley Dynamiters and Calgary Sledge Hockey Association (CSHA) have given their support to Kimberley Minor Hockey (KMH) and their desire to raise funds to upgrade dressing rooms in the Civic Centre. Hockey has played a major role in the history of the Kootenays. Our reputation and expertise of organizing and running tournaments is praised by our neighbours in both Canada and the United States.

Sledge hockey is a Paralympic sport played at all levels around the world. It is an innovative team sport that incorporates the same rules and strategies as standard ice hockey.

Sledge hockey players sit on specially designed sleds with skate blades under the seat and use two sticks, not only to pass, stick handle and shoot the puck but also to propel and maneuver their sleds. All hockey gear including a full face shield and a neck protector are required to play sledge hockey.

Sledge hockey is open to players from all communities including disabled and able-bodied, male and female players of all ages.

The Calgary Sledge Hockey Association is bringing four teams to Kimberley, two junior (13 years and under) and two intermediate (14 years and older).

Thanks to CSHA there will be an intermediate level team coming from the Kelowna Sledge Hockey League.

Spectators will be entertained by some high level battles with these competitive intermediate teams from Calgary and Kelowna.

The Signal Collision – Vespa Sting will show their support for Kimberley Minor Hockey by creating a talented “All Star” team to challenge Calgary’s elite intermediate team using sleds owned Kimberley Minor Hockey.

KMH will provide junior teams from their league to take on our Calgary Sledge Hockey junior visitors.

Admission will be $10 which will allow access to five scheduled sledge hockey games. Games are scheduled from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Tickets will allow complete freedom of entry and exit from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. One ticket is all you need. Tickets will be available in advance from Kimberley Minor Hockey members. Game schedules on back of every ticket.

The Kimberley Rotary Club support began in 2011 when they raised $18,000 for the purchase of 12 sledges, which they gave to Kimberley Minor Hockey.

Legacy funds from the 2010 Olympics saw the B.C. and Federal governments provide $300,000 to the City of Kimberley to restructure the Civic Arena for sledge hockey.

Kimberley Civic Arena has hosted Canadian World Paralympic Gold medalists in the past. Our arena has been praised by Hockey Canada and is high on the list of popular destinations amongst Sledge Hockey players. Do not miss the opportunity to share the full day of excitement with your family.  Join us on Nov. 7, 2015 at the Kimberley Civic Arena.

Advance tickets outlets are being organized to accommodate out of town visitors and reduce game time line ups.  Watch for announcements of Kimberley and Cranbrook locations in Black Press publications.

50/50 draws and silent auction will add to the fun.

Reduced hotel rates are available for out of town visitors attending tournament. Call Graham at 250-427-5057 for details.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
47 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

1,538 total cases, 399 are active, ten in hospital

Item no 22, De-Kieviet Kindergarten class - Highlands, Starting Bid: $20
Christmas Village 2020 school auction items

The annual Christmas Village has gone virtual, here are the auction items from local schools

It happened in 1913

Nov. 22 - 28: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the newspapers at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

Urban wildlife Part VI: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VI.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Interior Health reports 65 new cases of COVID-19

Province-wide, there are 887 new cases of the virus

The bids for the 2020 Christmas Village are open as of noon on Thursday, November 26. Please scroll through this album to see auction items available for bidding.
Christmas Village 2020 auction items

The Christmas Village has gone virtual, here are all the details

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Top doctor urges Canadians to limit gatherings as ‘deeply concerning’ outbreaks continue

Canada’s active cases currently stand at 63,835, compared to 53,907 a week prior

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A airport worker is pictured at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada extends COVID restrictions for non-U.S. travellers until Jan. 21 amid second wave

This ban is separate from the one restricting non-essential U.S. travel

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
B.C. care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A man walks by a COVID-19 test pod at the Vancouver airport in this undated handout photo. A study has launched to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in people taking off from the Vancouver airport. The airport authority says the study that got underway Friday at WestJet’s domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Airport Authority *MANDATORY CREDIT*
COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

Airport authority says that a positive rapid test result does not constitute a medical diagnosis for COVID-19

Most Read