HEROS News

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...

HEROS 20th Anniversary

When HEROS established its first chapter in the downtown eastside of Vancouver in 2000 none of the founders or board members were sure where the program would go and how it would develop. As we look toward our 20th season, we see our 28 chapters spanning from...

2nd Annual Hockey in the Harbour

We are pleased to announce our second annual Hockey in the Harbour fundraising gala on Thursday September 19 to help us celebrate the kickoff of a brand-new season and the 20th anniversary of HEROS. Last year’s inaugural event was an incredible success, it was...

HEROS Honoured by British Military

The 20th anniversary season of HEROS is receiving a lot of recognition in our HEROS community but another anniversary happened this August: the 12th season of HEROS International. Many partners help keep the international program in Belfast running, and one of...

Volunteer Profile – Darren Matthes

HEROS’ impact stretches beyond Canada’s borders, far across the Atlantic to our International program in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Once a year, a few of our volunteers travel to Northern Ireland for a week-long hockey camp to help bridge longstanding cultural and...

Player Profile – Noeally & Thanny

Since its inception the Ottawa HEROS chapter has been seeing double. Noeally and Thanny have confused volunteers and mentors a few times on the ice and it would be easy to do seeing as both girls are goalies and they are twins! Each have been members of the Ottawa...

Sponsor Profile – Platinum Jets

When a group of childhood friends entered university together nearly 40 years ago they had no way of knowing the positive impact they would have on their community. The Platinum Jets are a collection of friends who grew up together in the north end of Winnipeg. Two of...

Play it Forward

There comes a time in every young Jewish boy and girls life where they celebrate entering adulthood, known as a Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah respectively. It marks the moment they begin to take on adult responsibilities and focus on how they can make their community a...