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APRIL 28 – 30, 2017
Welcome to Hockey Heroes Weekend 2017! Thank you for your generous support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
April 28 - 30, 2017
Thank you! We are so very grateful to you for supporting BMO Hockey Heroes Weekend.
May 26-28, 2017
Welcome to Hockey Heroes Weekend 2017. Thank you for your generous support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation!”
June 2 - 4, 2017
Thank you for your generous support!
Merci pour votre appui généreux!
Hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hockey Heroes Weekend offers participants a once-in –a-lifetime opportunity to play hockey with NHL alumni. Last year, some of the greatest NHL heroes shared the ice with our Hockey Heroes Weekend participants, including Wendel Clark, Paul Coffey, Shayne Corson, Al Iafrate, Mike Krushelnyski, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Brian Skrudland, Darcy Tucker and many more. Each year we promise an unforgettable line-up and event – for participants, sponsors and the community.
Every seven minutes in Canada someone dies from heart disease and stroke. The funds raised by Hockey Heroes Weekend participants support life-saving research and programs which address heart disease and stroke. Your support means we can have a more tangible impact on the lives of Canadians by fulfilling our mission to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.
How it works:
What to expect:
FRIDAY = DRAFT NIGHT
Enjoy good food and entertainment all weekend! Create memories to last a lifetime!
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If you are part of a team, your team as a whole is committed to raise a minimum of $16,000 or approximately $1,000 per player. Your draft pick is determined based on your team’s fundraising efforts, so the more you raise the better your pick.
It is encouraged that all players and teams begin fundraising efforts as soon as they sign up, to avoid the last-minute crunch and to maximize your fund-raising potential. All teams and players will have a key contact from the Heart and Stroke Foundation who will provide support with fundraising ideas.
Pledges will be collected through an online donor portal at hockeyheroesweekend.ca. Offline donations will be processed by printing off a pledge form from the website and collecting money. The team captain is responsible for turning all pledge forms in to the Heart and Stroke Foundation office.
Download your pledge form here
A game schedule will be distributed two weeks prior to the event.
Yes, the waiver will be easily submitted with the click of a box as part of the online player registration form. This must be confirmed to complete your registration.
A total of 16 teams will be secured as part of a Hockey Heroes Weekend. Each team will consist of up to 16 players for a total of 256 players.
This year we invested close to $31 million in research, supporting 850 researchers across Canada.
Through our instructor network, Heart and Stroke Foundation trained more than 500,000 Canadians in CPR, giving them the skills to save a life.
Co-funded a breakthrough in stroke research which has been shown to cut in half death rate from major stroke caused by clots. Heart and Stroke Researcher revolutionized our understanding of how and where cholesterol accumulates. It is a leap in understanding coronary artery disease and will provide new targets for therapies.
Dr. Heather McKay is reshaping a community ─ and the heart health of its children ─ by making it easier for kids to be physically active.
Dr. Karin Humphries is studying why women lag behind men in recovering after a heart attack and how we can close that gender gap.
Dr. Andrew Krahn is working to save lives by uncovering the DNA sequences behind LQTS, a rare condition that puts healthy people at risk of sudden death.
Dr. Edward Pryzdial is studying a new clot-busting drug with the potential to give stroke patients safer, faster and more effective treatment.
Dr. Sean Dukelow is developing innovative ways to assess stroke damage, remap the brain and restore function, giving new hope to survivors.
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