HEROS News

HEROS Season in Review

Despite the challenges, the 2020-2021 HEROS hockey season taught us a lesson in adaptability and the importance that working together plays in keeping our programs up and running. Through teamwork, ingenuity and the support of the community while maintaining current...

What it means to be a Hero

SuperHEROS player Meghan of Edmonton, Alberta, was recently awarded the Air Canada Fan Flight Award, in recognition of the positive change she has been making in her community. She knows what makes a good leader is someone who respects and understands what their...

Volunteer Profile – Ashley Smith

Many of the participants realize being part of an amazing program such as HEROS is a chance to do what they never thought possible, an opportunity that propels them forward to achieve their dreams. Ashley Smith, a Vancouver HERO and now HEROS volunteer and...

Sponsor Profile – NHLPA Goals & Dreams

For HEROS, diversity and inclusion isn’t an afterthought, it’s a commitment. Anyone who has visited a HEROS session, attended an event with the HEROS community is welcomed immediately. Each moment is a chance to connect and bring everyone together through sport. ...

Volunteer Profile – Mena Westhaver

Though the HEROS program is operating differently this year, Mena Westhaver, the lead on-ice instructor for the Victoria B.C chapter is proving that despite challenges, positive things can still happen. Normally the Victoria chapter hosts 32 players and 15 volunteers,...

December Along the Boards

Super HEROS Pilot Project Since introducing SuperHEROS in 2018 we have seen it rapidly expand to more cities across western Canada, demonstrating the need for a safe and welcoming place for children and youth with physical and cognitive challenges to play the sport...

Graduation Season 2020

Graduation has always been one of our favourite seasons at HEROS. Although it looked a little different this year, it doesn’t diminish how tremendously proud  we are of all of our HEROS and their dedication to their studies. Even though our grads were not able to walk...

December 2019 Along the Boards

Rebels Visit Super HEROS If someone were to walk in on the hockey game that was taking place in Calgary on November 24, they’d likely think it was a normal Sunday morning game, one of many games scheduled that day. What they wouldn’t realize though is the immense...

Super HERO Kiley

Over a year ago the Calgary Super HEROS program began providing youth with cognitive and physical challenges the chance to play hockey and we feel so lucky to have met truly amazing players and families in that time. Kiley, a 16 year old who lives with down syndrome...

Sponsor Profile Athletic Clean

The moment each boy and girl at HEROS receives their first piece of hockey equipment is an important milestone: it signifies joining the HEROS family. Each season, across the country, HEROS is responsible for hundreds of sets of gear. This equipment, given to our...