Let's Play Hockey at Brookview and Oakdale Park Schools

BY CRAIG CRONEPRINCIPAL, OAKDALE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOLHockey is a game that is intertwined within the cultural fabric of this country, however, the equipment required to play the game can be very expensive making it inaccessible to some Canadians.The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) program at Brookview and Oakdale Park middle schools has changed that for 8 local boys and girls by providing an opportunity for them to chase their dreams on the ice.“I’ve always believed that when it comes to trying something new and giving it my all, the sky’s the limit,” said Abigail, one of the players on the first year hockey team at Oakdale Park Middle School.The HEROS program not only gives children an opportunity to learn the game but also teaches important life skills such as discipline and team work.