Settling into the season
November 21, 2018
Assessments - check!
Balancing and Placement - check!
Start of the regular season - check!
We are finally hitting our stride with all teams finalized and we are well on our way to a fun season. While we have had at least one obstacles thrown our way this season so far with Sunset going down, it has been a full effort by the TBird family along with our extended hockey family to simply deal with it and find solutions to keep our programs on the ice.
We have also had a chance to bring in some new programs along the way with some solid help from within the TBirds including a Career Mentorship event and a Players Giving Back program with midget players getting out on the ice with the younger divisions. As we expand how we can support our players on and off the ice, if anyone has an idea for a project they would like to see us include, please reach out to Tanya.
Two TBird tournaments are already behind us this season with our Thanksgiving Peewee A4 event and the inaugural Atom C Remeberance Day tournament - both of which received great feedback from our visiting teams. Kudos to the host teams and the tournament organizers! Atom A1 is a month away from their tournament and our Below Atom teams are already getting organized for the Family Day tournament and are almost sold out already for the event.
Fundraising has also kicked off with some new endeavors this year to help spread things around a bit and hopefully allow us to inject a lot more fun into them all, but in particular the night out at Thunderball - so mark your calendars for February 2nd and be ready to raise the roof!
Sunset Rink Update
Simply put - it's back! Let the good times roll! Our Atom C6 offiically re-opened the arena on Dec 5th ending the 72 day closure (but who was counting?!).
Our Purdy's fundraiser was an absolute success - so much so that we had to have them re-open it for a few more days! We will post the final tally and the overall winner next week. Athletix will wrap up on December 20th. FlipGive is off to a great start with 13 teams already over the $100 threshold. Don't forget to click through the site before you start any online shopping - and remember that 60% of the funds raised through FlipGive go directly back to your team! This is one that really rewards those directly who are willing to take an extra 2 seconds to go to www.flipgive.com first to click on your favorite stores directly from there.
T-Birds News Corner
Starting in January, the Thunderbirds will be running a six week introductory program as part of the Vancouver Canucks Learn to Play program. We are excited to add this initiative to the Thunderbirds lineup and we look forward to inviting new players who will be eligible for our Hockey 1-3 age groups next season to…Read More
Our Atom A2 team will be playing in the 5th Annual Apex Mountain Classic for Children’s Hospital where they will get to play games on the outdoor ice. Along with being part of the fun, they are working hard to raise $3,000 for Children’s Hospital and one of the ways they are accomplishing this can be…Read More