HEROS News

HEROS Volunteer Profile – Kiera

When volunteer Kiera Meidinger speaks about HEROS, it’s easy to understand why she loves what she does. Keira, now a Vice-Principal at a special needs school in Alberta, began her journey with HEROS when she was just 19. At the time in 2007, she was a student at the...

The 2021/2022 HEROS season is here!

All of us at HEROS are extremely happy to see our All Stars, SuperHeros and Future Stars return this hockey season. HEROS programs are resuming once again across the country and we are also “super” excited to welcome some new faces. That’s right! Three new SuperHeros...

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.

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...