9th Annual Trenton Pond Hockey Classic January 31 – February 2

In Hockey, Upcoming Events

The CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic keeps growing and becoming more successful each year thanks to the support from the Batawa Development Corporation.

This four-on-four tournament is hosted at the Battawa Community Centre, 81 Plant Steet, Batawa, ON, K0K1E0, welcoming teams of all abilities.

The aim is to support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces Military members, Veterans and their families by raising funds for Wounded Warrior Canada and the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.

CFB Trenton is known to most Canadians as the base where repatriated soldiers continue their journey home on the Highway of Heroes.

Members of CFB Trenton have participated in every repatriation ceremony and have witnessed firsthand the grief and loss of the military families. Together with the local community, CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic in support of Wounded Warriors Canada and the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation was organized.

This year two Highway of Heroes Hockey Teams made up of Military, Veterans and First Responders have registered and a third team is forming. If you are interested in joining a Highway of Heroes Hockey Team contact the Team Rep at svc@cogeco.ca or 613-539-1312 to register.

If you are interested in participating or attending but don’t play hockey, you are welcomed to attend the charity dinner or register to become a volunteer. Should you have any questions please email info@hockeyfortroops.com

Friday January 31 2020 is the fundraising dinner, held at the Batawa Community Center – 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and 6:30 p.m. for dinner.

Semi-Formal dress code in effect, however hockey jerseys are encouraged. Paul Ferguson is the Master of Ceremonies. Boyd Sullivan is the Auctioneer and Jim Kyte is the NHL Guest Speaker.

Saturday Feb 1 20200 will feature adult games including competitive, non-competitive and new this year – Old-timers!

Sunday, Feb 2 will feature the first annual Youth Pond Hockey tournament (Novice, Atom and minor pewee)

Sunday February 2 2020 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Trenton MFRC will also be hosting their Winter Jubilee

The Classic Pub will run Saturday February 1 2020 from 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. Here you will be able to enjoy local craft beers and ciders, good food and live music!

Organizer Jeff Moorhouse shared this statement with Today’s Northumberland, “it has been great to see how this tournament has grown over the years. The support from the local community has been fantastic and together we have raised over $352,000 to date for two great charities. ”

“We are blessed with organizations like Batawa Lions Club. Jeff Moorhouse is a fantastic leader. He is responsible for the development of the Pond Hockey and the significant amount of money it has raised for the Trenton Memorial hospital and Wounded Warriors Canada.”

“This complements the various winter and summer activities organized and available with in the City of Quinte West.”

Trenton Mayor Jim Harrison said, “the rinks are always meticulously maintained by a group of volunteers organized by the Batawa Lions. A few volunteers as often is the case provide exciting out door winter activities for so many. I can empathize this is what makes the Pond Hockey fund raiser so successful. People working together supporting others in a time of need.”

Wounded Warriors Canada
Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a national non-profit organization that supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces military members, veterans and their families.

Through a wide range of national innovative and pioneering programs and services, Wounded Warriors provides a spectrum of care that isfocused on mental health, particularly, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation
The Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit service organization that was incorporated on December 4, 1983. The Foundation functions exclusively for charitable purposes. It is responsible for fundraising to finance priority care medical equipment, construction, and education to benefit the Quinte Health Care Trenton Memorial Hospital and health related activities within the community. While the government funds the operating costs for the hospital, our tax dollars do not pay for much needed medical equipment.

The Highway of Heroes mobile memorial honouring the 158 Fallen Soldiers from the Afghanistan War will be on display all weekend.
For more information, tickets and to register, please visit www.hockeyfortroops.com.

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