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Horizons Hockey Day needs volunteers

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These Horizons Program participants enjoyed the inaugural Horizons Hockey Day last year.

Upper Canada College will host its second Horizons Hockey Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11, but this one will be more than four times as big as last year’s inaugural event.

The varsity hockey team will host approximately 130 children in conjunction with UCC’s Horizons Program at its game against Ridley College at the William Wilder ’40 Arena and Sports Complex. Horizons is a community service initiative that provides a unique partnership connecting UCC with several publicly funded inner city schools.

Director of hockey and varsity coach Brian Green is hoping that UCC parents will make the day memorable for the school’s young guests by volunteering to serve hot chocolate and cookies before the game as well as pizza and soft drinks during it, and then to help his players clean up afterward. He’s also seeking financial support to pay for the refreshments.

Horizons participants will enjoy an open skate with the varsity players from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and will then move to the stands for their snacks and to prepare signs and banners to help cheer the Blues on once the game begins at 4:30 p.m. They’ll get together again with the players after the game for a reception in the arena’s Hewitt Lounge from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

Please contact Green at 416-488-1125, ext. 4086 or if you’re interested in becoming part of this day, which promises to be special for everyone involved.