Ehrlo Sport Venture’s Outdoor Hockey League (OHL) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It is a time for us to reflect on the past and plan for the future. From its humble beginnings in a Regina classroom to a league that now welcomes over 300 youth a year, the OHL allows all youth the opportunity to play hockey by removing financial barriers.
Our leagues, including the OHL are powered by volunteers! We’d like to give credit where credit is due, so we’ll be highlighting some of our volunteers over the years and some of the things they had to say about their experience.
“The OHL league is an amazing opportunity for the youth in our communities. Hockey is one of the more expensive sports to play and the OHL league gives ALL families regardless of income a chance to learn and play hockey. Being a part of OHL community gives the youth a sense of belonging, teaches leadership, communication skills, responsibility, and most importantly to be a reliable team member. The best part of OHL and Sports Venture teams in general is the long-lasting friendships that are being created!
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"One of my most memorable moments as a junior coach was attending the opening ceremonies for Regina’s FROST festival last winter. The league had the opportunity to play a few games of hockey on Wascana Lake. I had a blast out there with the kids, who were enjoying being out on the lake despite the bitter temperatures. It was great being able to assist the players through the games, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies afterward! Sport Venture is important because it gives kids the opportunity to play sports they may not have otherwise been able to participate in."
“I decided to volunteer with OHL because I first had a positive experience volunteering with the Regina Pats. I remember going out a couple of times to different rinks and helping run a practice or two. This experience helped me realize how much it means to the kids to have a positive role model around them. I am passionate about the sport of hockey and know how expensive the sport is and felt like hockey has given me so much that the least I could do is try to give positive experiences to others through sport.”
We will also be celebrating our upcoming anniversary with a celebratory family skating event on November 2nd from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Brandt Centre rink for Ehrlo Sport Venture players, parents, volunteers, and sponsors. Come skate on the same rink as the Regina Pats! If you are interested in coming, please RSVP to email@example.com. We hope to see you there!