First Shift has been a great hockey program for local kids

Ashcroft parents thank minor hockey organizers and coaches for introductory program.

Dear editor

It’s been a couple of weeks now since our son and about 35 others kids played a brief scrimmage during the second intermission of the Kamloops Blazers game against the Vancouver Giants.  For the kids, their scrimmage was the final event for this-year’s First Shift program – sponsored by Bauer and Hockey Canada, and organized by our local Thompson Cariboo Minor Hockey Association.

First Shift has been a great program for local youth, providing a non-competitive means for kids to improve skating and hockey skills. The local organization of the program was phenomenal in every respect, from the ordering and distribution of equipment, to the assignment of dressing rooms, to the variety and smooth flow of activities at every one of the 12 practices.  All of the players seemed to have a great time, and we couldn’t imagine a more positive way for our son to be introduced to hockey.

A huge “thank you” goes to association president Lewis Kinvig, program organizers Diana Hoggard and Crystal Roberts, and the coaches who worked with Lewis and the kids on the ice! Coaches: Ken Pelley, Mike Rampone, Karl Hansen, Allison Hunter and Gavin Kellington, and Assistants: Bryn Hansen, Allie Aie, Griffin Aie and Hayden Aie.

Donna and Brent Close

Ashcroft

Just Posted

Technology allows TNRD residents to see the heat

A new library program allows residents to borrow a thermal imaging camera and check for heat loss

Are you a victim of the thermostat wars?

The battle over the thermostat is quite heated in many households.

Community Income Tax volunteers will be at local libraries to help with tax returns

Lower-income singles and families can take advantage of free tax return service

Local News Briefs: Free Family Day weekend movie at the HUB

Plus an ice fishing derby, a Fancy Schmancy Tea Party, the Million Dollar Bursary is back, and more.

B.C. opioid overdoses still killing four people a day, health officials say

Kamloops, Thompson Cariboo region see an increase in deaths over 2017

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Most Read