Jumpstart Program Clarification
Hello Fort McMurray Chapter members
We are immensely grateful for the efforts you have all made to help kids in your community.
We want to provide some important clarification on how we can support Fort McMurray through Jumpstart in the most meaningful way.
When we first reached out to some chapter members in a conference call, we had advised them on the availability of funds to support community development programs (CDP’s) in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. As a result of the challenges facing the community, Jumpstart promoted CDP funding for a broad array of programs that affected large groups of kids in schools, recreation centres, etc.
Unfortunately, there has been a misinterpretation of the new plan to address CDP funding intention for the community and it has mistakenly been promoted that all children in Fort McMurray are eligible for INDIVIDUAL funding from Jumpstart, which is not the case and we deeply regret this was not communicated effectively and misunderstood. While Jumpstart will continue to support individual children in financial need, we have only broadened our criteria as all children ages (4-18) are eligible for CDP funding at this time to sustain the long term rebuilding of the community.
If this misunderstanding was promoted by your organization, Jumpstart asks that you please help us get the right message out to the community. Our individual child support will still be based on financial need. We have temporarily closed the Individual child submission ability for the Fort McMurray Chapter in order to clear all current applications, and to ensure we can support some of your important community development programs. Please encourage parents inquiring about individual funding to contact 1-844-YES-PLAY.
For those of you interested in securing funds for CDP’s, please contact me as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience with Jumpstart in clarifying the current end of year 2016 CDP Plan and your amazing efforts to help the kids in Fort McMurray during the rebuilding of your community. If the miscommunication has caused you or your organization any stress…we deeply apologize and are extremely grateful for your help to communicate the correct message to the community.
Regional Manager, Alberta and NWT
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016
Clinics for Fort McMurray are now online and can be found here:
Coach 1 https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?oid=4&qid=1127
scroll down to find Coach 1 and the Frank Lacroix Arena for location
Coach 2 https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?oid=4&qid=1128
scroll down to find Coach 2 and the Frank Lacroix Arena for location
scroll down to find Checking Skills and the Frank Lacroix Arena for location
Coaches must do *HU – ONLINE Coach 1/2 before they can attend classroom and on ice.
Coaches must do *HU – ONLINE Checking before they can attend classroom and on ice.
Safety is online course found here https://ehockey.hockeycanada.ca/ehockey/ClinicList.aspx?oid=4&qid=1137
Respect in Sport Coach found here https://ha.respectgroupinc.com/
Coaches please keep receipts and sign in when the attend classroom so we can reimburse the cost of the courses.
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Chocolate Almonds for the fundraiser for FMMHA are in and can be picked up at the FMMHA office at the Frank Lacroix Arena in Beacon Hill Monday to Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM.
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Registration for the 2016-2017 season is no longer available online, you will have to come into the FMMHA office to register. We are back at Frank Lacroix Arena, Monday to Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
CLICK HERE for the 2016-2017 Season Registration Package.
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016
FMMHA Office Back at Frank Lacroix Arena
FMMHA Office has returned to Frank Lacroix Arena. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8AM - 4PM.
Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Midget WBHL Teams UPDATED OCT 15
for the Midget WBHL Teams
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2016
Midget A Team Roster
for the roster
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016
WBHL Bantam Teams
for the list of teams.
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016
Clearwater Physical Therapy
Clearwater Physical Therapy is offering some great services and courses.CLICK HERE
for Sports Taping courseCLICK HERE
for Concussion Baseline Testing
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016
Respect in Sport Parent
For parents registering the child for the first time in hockey in Alberta, you are required to take Respect in Sport Parent in order for your child to participate in hockey in Alberta.
You can find this online course by CLICKING HERE
. It will take about an hour and at a cost of around $13.00 is a one time only course.
Failure to do so will result in your child not being able to participate in hockey until the course is completed as per Hockey Alberta's rules.
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Information about WBHL Evaluations
Hello and welcome to the 2016/17 Wood Buffalo House League hockey season.Important changes to evaluations for WBHL for the upcoming season.Purpose: to provide fair and bias-free evaluation of all players to best determine Tier placement. Methodology: factoring individual skills and actual game play, determined over several ice times under the observation of various evaluators to best determine Tier placement.
In an effort to improve our evaluation process for the house league teams we are undertaking a new evaluation process for the upcoming season for all levels but initiation.
At the novice level, we will be implementing two technical skating ice times and scrimmages.
For the Atom and above level, it will be one technical skate and scrimmages.Of note: The teams during the evaluation process will not be consistant.
You will have to be extremely diligent in checking emails to identifiy when your child will play. There will be circumstances where it may be possible that your child could play 2 games in one day or 2 games in a 24 hour period. We will try and make sure these are not the norm but hopefully minimized.
With everything that is new, there will be some growing pains and some mix ups. Please be patient with your directors and volunteers as we work through this at an attempt to make the process better.
If you have other ideas that would make our system better I would welcome your feedback. I would also welcome your thoughts before, during, and after the evaluations as to how you think our changes went. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and I look forward to a busy and exciting 2016/17 season.
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Positive Results of Removing Body Checking
for the CBC News article
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016
Eli Wilson Goaltending Offer
to read about the wonderful offer from Eli Wilson Goaltending for camps and help with equipment replacement
Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2016
ATC Goaltending Offer
Dave and I wanted to extend a 50% off all available 2016 summer camps to all goalies that were registered in FMMHA last year. Below are the camps that we have room in as well as how to make sure the goalies get the discount:
July 18-22 Kelowna, BC (All ages/skill level) July 22-24 Edmonton, AB (Novice - PW only) July 26-29 Lloydminster, AB (All ages/skill level) Aug 15-19 Red Deer, AB (Novice - Bantam A)
To get the 50% off:
Click the link above for the camp you want to attend
Register for the camp
Click the “Pay by Cheque” Option
In the injury/illness box have the goalies put Ft Mac resident
Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2016
Year End Memo
for the Year End Memo from FMMHA President Travis Galenzoski.
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2016