Spring Into Action

Register for new fitness sessions starting mid-March! 

Register Here

Morden Minor Hockey is launching the "First Shift" program for kids aged 6-10. The partnership is with Bauer Hockey, Canadian Tire, and Hockey Canada.

It aims to make hockey more affordable, and "parents don't have to travel from town to town and be committed for an entire season when their kid may not enjoy it," says board member, Dantin Reimer.

The children get 6 ice sessions, and a full set of Bauer hockey gear for $200.

Reimer says that it is a great opportunity for kids who want to try out hockey, or their parents want to give them a chance to try something they love, without making a season-long commitment that can be costly.

"All the sudden the kid doesn't like it or they just can't afford to make that entire winter commitment, this is something that introduces them to what hockey is all about."

When Morden Minor Hockey heard of this program, they wanted to bring it closer to home. Currently the only other places to go are Brandon or Winnipeg.

They hope to "get more kids active and involved in the sport of hockey, and enjoying their time, and building friendships, and learning valuable life lessons through sport," he adds.

There is room for 30 participants who will have a total of 7 ice hockey instructors teaching them how to play. They also help teach parents about equipment, how to help their kids put it on, and how the game works.

"If all goes well and we can continue to have people interested in something like this, I don't see why we wouldn't want to do it every year," says Reimer.

If kids seem to enjoy it after their sessions, the board is working on a program that will allow them to keep practicing afterwards. After this they should be ready to join the minor hockey league.

On February 3, at the Access Event Centre in Morden, Bauer representatives will be out to help kids get all the custom-fit gear they need. Click here for more information about the program.

More Local News

Province Adds Millions To Municipal Road And Bridge Funding

The head of Manitoba's municipal lobby group says Tuesday's provincial infrastructure funding boost is good news. (Left to right) AMM Vice-President Kam Blight, President Ralph Groening and…

Clarifications To Provincial Acts Clear Up Grey Area For Fire Fighters

Four and a half years ago the chief of the Winkler Fire Department spearheaded lobby efforts to have changes made to two provincial acts that guide medical care in Manitoba, and those efforts have…

Morden Figure Skating Carnival Showcases Club Talent

The Morden Figure Skating Club held their annual carnival Sunday afternoon at the Access Event Centre. It is a great chance for skaters to showcase their talents, says President, Tara Braun. "I think…

Some PVWC Customers Experiencing Discoloured Water

Residents in the Town of Carman and R.M. of Dufferin may be noticing their water is discoloured. The Pembina Valley Water Co-op (PVWC) has reported that it's experiencing some discoloured water…

Carman Entrepreneurs Awarded By Chamber Of Commerce

The Carman & Community Chamber of Commerce handed out some hardware to locals at their annual Awards Gala Thursday night. Executive Director Jodi Winkler says the evening saw roughly 100 Chamber…

Remembering Prominent Community Builder Greg Ens

A well-known Winkler businessman passed away on the weekend. Greg Ens lost a hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday. The 48-year-old was former owner and general manager of Southland Honda. Staff…

Latest Flood Forecast Has Red River Exceeding 2009 Levels

The Red River and its tributaries will see substantial flooding this spring, according to the latest provincial flood forecast issued Monday afternoon. With normal or average weather conditions, the…

Six-Patient Dialysis Expansion Coming To Boundary Trails Health Centre

Boundary Trails Health Centre will see a six-patient expansion of dialysis services. The announcement was made Monday by the Provincial Government as part of a $5.2 million Manitoba-wide dialysis…

SERC Monitoring Provincial Flood Situation, Ready To Help If Called Upon

The Southern Emergency Response Committee (SERC) is keeping on top of things as the threat of possible spring flooding looms. Emergency Coordinator for SERC, Darin Driedger says for the area they…

Emerson-Franklin Emergency Responders Jump Into Action To Save Asylum Seeker

Local emergency responders rescued an asylum seeker near Emerson on the weekend. The woman was attempting to walk across the border into Canada when she became stuck in deep snow early Saturday…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login