Hockey Day in Pitt Meadows is on the road again

Pitt Meadows Community Association hosts fourth annual fundraising event at Osprey Village Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Hockey Day in Pitt Meadows goes August 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Osprey Park.

Hockey Day in Pitt Meadows goes August 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Osprey Park.

It’s as Canadian as maple syrup. It’s also the place where millions of kids have tasted the glory of winning the Stanley Cup. For anyone who’s ever played a game of road hockey, every goal conjures up memories of Gretzky, Lemieux, and Yzerman leading their team to hockey’s holy grail.

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Pitt Meadows Community Association is hosting its fourth annual Hockey Day at Osprey Village, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The public is welcome to come and play on one of three road hockey surfaces set up as the community association looks to raise money to help cover the cost of hockey registration for local kids.

Hanna Vorlicek, executive director of the PMCA and organizer of the event, said it’s a great way to bring the community together while helping some in the community who might not otherwise be able to pay to play hockey this year. “It’s a real community driven event that anyone can participate in,” said Vorlicek, who came up with the idea thanks to her son Jakob’s desire to host a road hockey tournament four year’s ago.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even picked up a stick. It’s all for fun,” she said.

will also be a skills area set up, thanks to its newest sponsor, the Royal Bank of Canada.

There will also be vendors and a BBQ to help raise funds.

Vorlicek said she’s hoping the event can raise enough to pay the equivalent of for kids registration fees for the 2012/13 season.

She’s put calls out to both the local RCMP and fire departments in hopes of getting a friendly game going.

“As an association, this is what we try to do. We want to bring members of our community together while at the same time trying to help those in Pitt Meadows who need it,” said Vorlicek.

“This event is so much fun.

“Whether you come out and play for two minutes of you never leave the rink, it’s about helping grow Pitt Meadows.”


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