HEROS News

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...

MRU Women’s Hockey

Many of us feel a deep connection to hockey that stems from growing up playing the game. As we grow and the game grows with us many feel the sense to give back to the game that means so much to them by mentoring new generations of hockey players. The Mount Royal...

We’ve Been Busy!

We’ve barely had a minute to catch our breath this fall! With all of our programs in full swing it’s an exciting time of year for HEROS. Between the hos

12th Season of HEROS International in Belfast

In early 2007, HEROS founder Norm Flynn watched a documentary film, When Hockey Came to Belfast, and that sparked an idea. The documentary told the story of two young boys living in Belfast and how they formed a friendship over their passion for hockey, despite one...