HEROS Launches Surrey Program!


It is hard to find the right words to describe the feeling inside of the Sport Chek this past Monday in Surrey, BC.  HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) expanded their programming to the city of Surrey, an area that proved to be a great fit for this incredible non-profit organization. HEROS teaches at-risk youth Read the full article…

Vote For HEROS In The Aviva Community Fund Competition

Aviva Community Fund HEROS vote

HEROS has the great opportunity of being one of the organizations in the running in the Aviva Community Fundraising competition.  Our hockey program for marginalized youth across the country needs YOUR help to get us through to the next round! Voting is simple and takes less than 1 minute, so please consider casting all 18 of Read the full article…

HEROS Director Trains NHLers

HEROS Ottawa Opening

April 19, 2016  HEROS’ is lead by a Board of Directors who are experts in their field. One of the founding Board Members, Barb Aidelbaum is a professional skating consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in the game. Read more about Barb’s work with players like Sam and Griffin Reinhart in Read the full article…

HEROS Scores an NHL Hat-trick


April 7, 2016 HEROS is excited to announce that for the third consecutive year, a HEROS participant has been named winner of the prestigious NHL/Thurgood Marshall Scholarship. Prasanthan Aruchunan is an outstanding participant, who has demonstrated his dedication to HEROS since he began in Grade 6 as a part of the Jane & Finch HEROS Read the full article…

Growing up Canadian


March 24, 2016 Juma Amisi is a young man who has grown up through the Hockey Education Reaching Out Soceity (HEROS) program. When he began with HEROS, Juma was shy, introverted and cautious. Where he lacked confidence off of the ice, Juma excelled on it. Juma had the natural athleticism that made him a talented Read the full article…

Finding Common Ground


February 17, 2016  Willie O’Ree is a well-known name in the hockey community. The man who broke the colour barrier for professional hockey, Willie’s story has been hailed as a true triumph for inclusion in hockey, a role that he never truly understood while he was playing but which has driven his work with the NHL’s Read the full article…

Kids get big life lessons from the game of hockey

CALGARY.;  JANUARY 07, 2016  -- Kevin Hodgson, director of operations for Hockey Reaching Out Society, middle, with Blaze Prairie Chicken, 12, let and Malik Walker,18, at Ernie Starr Arena in Calgary. Photo by Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald  For City story by Valerie Fortney

January 7, 2016 | Valerie Fortney | Calgary Herald He was a kid with few prospects, getting into trouble with the police as he flirted with gang life. He was only eight years old. “Everything a family would need was an issue,” says Malik Walker of his early years growing up in poverty. “When my Read the full article…

HEROS’ Nick McCurdy Speaks to US Congress

March 24, 2015 | Aarti Pole | Global News

Calgary’s Nick McCurdy first Canadian to get NHL scholarship

Calgary teen Nick McCurdy is speaking before U.S. Congress on Captiol Hill. He’s the first Canadian recipient of an NHL scholarship. It’s a huge feat for the 18-year-old, who though he’d never get to play hockey or go to university. Aarti Pole explains why he’s sharing his story with lawmakers in Washington D.C.


HEROS Take on Washington

The National Hockey League is extremely proud to participate in two initiatives that foster education on and off the ice,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “We believe that hockey can serve as a vehicle for teaching life skills and life lessons that foster the growth and development of young people. Hockey is for Everyone welcomes Read the full article…