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A CARHA Hockey Community Initiative

One Team One Goal

BE PART OF THE #HockeyVacciNation

Our goal is to celebrate camaraderie and teamwork across Canada. This campaign is dedicated to amplifying your stories of positivity, vaccination, and perseverance. Follow along and use our #HockeyVacciNation hashtag to spread the word.

 

Join us to recognize our journey as together we move one stride closer to getting back on the ice or activities we love. While it has been a challenge to be sidelined, we know the chants of hockey players will soon echo through the hallways once more.

Contest Details

Canadians have been finding ways to make a difference throughout the pandemic, and we’re here to cheer on those efforts of our communities and encourage others to do the same. It's easy to participate! Share a story of positivity, submit a photo or nominate a community leader.

Each month from June through August, we will randomly draw 3 Stars from all entries. Each star will be awarded a $500 donation on their behalf to a local business, charity, sport association, community/municipality, etc. of their choice. All entries received before Monday, June 21 will be eligible for our draw for a CARHA Hockey prize package.

During September, the 9 finalists will be voted on and the winner will be awarded a grand prize of $10,000 towards their donation.

Through your participation in the #HockeyVacciNation campaign, you are making an even bigger impact.

June Star will be announced July 5

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June Star will be announced July 5

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June Star will be announced July 5

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3 stars of the month

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Click on the stars to check out all of the nominations from across the country by using the interactive map below. Zoom in on specific areas to view more entries.

Abi Ajibolade

Abi is the Executive Director of The Redwood, a shelter providing a safe haven for women and children fleeing violence Among the many challenges during

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EPIC ODR FAM JAM

My parents and brothers built an Outdoor Rink in my parents’ backyard this winter and we all came together to celebrate some birthdays. I am

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Karen K

Last spring, my mom was part of a group of volunteers who sewed over 2,500 PPE gowns for front-line workers in Ottawa’s shelters. The gowns

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How to participate

Was your league able to safely play this season? Did you or someone you know start a new hobby or try a new activity? Maybe you tried to support local, sewed masks or gowns for those in need, or organized video calls with friends and family to stay connected? Spread some positivity and share a good news story.

Whether it’s a frontline worker who’s been working overtime, a child committed to wearing their mask all day, a parent helping to dress their child for hockey in the parking lot, a league administrator navigating the safety protocols to start the season, a community member who has delivered food to someone in isolation, we want to unite these “hero” stories nationwide.

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