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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, […]

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 […]

Kids get big life lessons from the game of hockey

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 […]

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 […]

NHL announces 2015 NHL/Thurgood Marshall Scholarship recipients at hockey caucus

March 25, 2015 | NHL Public Relations | All three youth hockey recipients part of NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone initiative NEW YORK – The National Hockey League and the Thurgood Marshall College […]

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 […]

Making People Proud

Tall, lanky, and a tad shy, Trent doesn’t immediately strike you as a typical hockey player, but you’ll find him playing hockey nearly every Wednesday anyway. For over 4 years, […]


Tuesday, November 25, 2014Calgary, AB – The Calgary Hitmen and captain Kenton Helgesen are proud to announce details on a new community program, Helgy’s Heroes presented by MEG Energy.The initiative will […]

“Welcome CBC’s Radio Guy”

Listen as CBC’s Paul Karchut joined HEROS Bowness for an inside look at what a day looks like from the eyes of the HEROS.  

Calgary Flames team up with HEROS

HEROS Participant: First Canadian Recipient of the NHL/Thurgood Marshall Academic Scholarship

 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE® AND THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND ANNOUNCE 2014 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club’s Devan Abercrombie and HEROS Program’s Nicholas McCurdy Each Receive Four-Year College Scholarships Both Recipients […]

HEROS slip and slide with snow day at Nakiska

March 9, 2014 —Nakiska Ski Area Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) and TELUS provided a unique experience for some of Calgary’s most vulnerable youth with an exciting day in […]