Six kids from the Athabasca communities joined kids in Saskatoon for the Kids on Ice Hockey camp on July 17.

Kids on Ice Hockey Camp

September 9, 2017 in Giving Back
Explorer: Fall 2017

The 2017 Driving Fore Prostate Golf Classic, put on by the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation with Athabasca Basin Security as title sponsor, raised an impressive $108,367 this year for the Leslie and Irene Dube Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital.

As part of the Celebrity golf tournament, ABS also sponsors a Kids on Ice hockey camp. Reggie Leach, a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings was in Saskatoon on July 17 to spend some time with the kids for the camp. Children from Northern communities (six kids from the Athabasca communities), and Saskatoon spent a half-day at the skating and hockey skills camp. The day included a meet-and-greet with the stars, the skills camp and lunch. Reggie Leach gave a great speech to the kids and provided autographed copies of his book, the Riverton Rifle, to some of the kids who attended.

Ron Hyggen, CEO of Athabasca Basin Security, is the inspiration behind Kids on Ice. Athabasca Basin Development and West Wind Aviation also provided support for the event through donation of cash and flights for the Athabasca youth to participate.