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RELEASE: EOCF pledges $1 million to Royal Alexandra Hospital

The donation over five years to support purchasing a Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanner

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today a $1 million donation over five years to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation to purchase a Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanner.

A PET/CT Scanner allows physicians and care teams to detect, diagnose, stage and treat diverse forms of cancer and a wide range of diseases that affect people of all ages and backgrounds. This will be Canada's highest resolution digital PET/CT system, which will be used as a leading-edge diagnostic tool within the Alberta Health Services system and have a remarkable impact on the advance of healthcare in Edmonton, and central and northern Alberta.  

Video: COMMUNITY | Royal Alex Donation

"It is with tremendous gratitude the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation accepts this incredible gift from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation," said Andrew Otway, President and CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. "The PET/CT Scanner will provide vital information to our physicians, giving them the ability to pinpoint and identify disease in its earliest stages - often before symptoms are present. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation's generous donation allows us to complete our fundraising campaign, meaning patients will soon have the right care, at the right time, right here at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Our clinician researchers are excited about the research opportunities the PET/CT affords, including concussion and neurological disorders."

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RELEASE: OEG Wins 2019 Diversity Award from Diversity Magazine

The award is given out to Alberta organizations that have made a significant improvement in diversity and inclusion in their community

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - We are proud to announce that Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) has won a 2019 Diversity Award for Organizational Diversity from Diversity Magazine.

The award is given out to Alberta organizations that have made a significant improvement in diversity and inclusion in their community.

OEG is dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion within our organization and is a leader in this area within our larger community of Edmonton and the sports and entertainment industry. From our hiring practices and inclusive work environment, to participating in Hockey Is For Everyone and promoting diversity in the sport of hockey, and ensuring accessibility is at the heart of OEG operations, we recognize that diversity makes our company and our community stronger.

Oilers Entertainment Group will continue to champion and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our workplace and in the community in the coming years.

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50/50 from Thomas Rhett concert unclaimed

The Winning 50/50 ticket from Thomas Rhett, #113058C for $8,542.50 has not yet been claimed. Be sure to check if you are a winner!

by Staff / OilersFoundation.ca

The Winning 50/50 ticket from Thomas Rhett, #113058C for $8,542.50 has not yet been claimed. Be sure to check if you are a winner!

You have until 4:00pm Tuesday, May 14th to claim your prize at the OEG Head Office (300-10214 104 NW).

If you have any questions, please call 780-409-2693.

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Dave's Drive to raise awareness, funds and equipment for Sport Central

Fans are asked to bring gently-used equipment or make a cash donation on Saturday, March 30

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - On Saturday, March 30, the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) will celebrate the legacy of legendary Oiler Dave Semenko as they host Dave's Drive at the Oilers game versus the Anaheim Ducks. Dave's Drive is an annual campaign held by Sport Central to help raise awareness, funds and equipment to ensure youth in Edmonton have the chance to participate in sport.

Video: COMMUNITY | Dave's Drive

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RELEASE: Registration open for Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge

School applications for the 2019-20 NHL season open now until April 26, 2019

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is excited to announce that applications for schools to participate in the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge are now open. After another successful season, Hockey Helps Kids will return for its fifth consecutive year as a key program for the Edmonton Oilers and EOCF. Applications for schools to participate in the program for this upcoming 2019-20 campaign are now open.

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RELEASE: Oilers Ladies Toy Drive at Rogers Place March 23

In support of Central Alberta Advocacy Centre and CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - Casi Russell, wife of Oilers defenceman Kris Russell, and the Oilers Ladies will host a Toy Drive in support of the Central Alberta Advocacy Centre and CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health as the Oilers face off against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, March 23, with help from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.  

"Our goal with the Oilers Ladies Toy Drive is to team up with our generous and supportive fans to help bring some brightness to a child or adolescent`s life who has been faced with many challenges," said Casi Russell. "We also want to raise awareness for both the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre and CASA because they are organizations that offer hope, healing and help to children, adolescents and families suffering from abuse or mental health issues. Last year, players and Oilers Ladies donated toys to a few organizations and we were all overwhelmed by the emotional reactions of appreciation from our small contribution. We knew we could make this a much bigger and better initiative if we reached out to our community for help."

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COMMUNITY: Oilers assisting in breaking down barriers

Hockey Is For Everyone's impact extends far beyond Rogers Place as a year-round initiative fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity

by Jamie Umbach / OilersFoundation.ca

EDMONTON, AB - Zeyad Almahamed was laced up in a pair of hockey skates with a stick in hand for the first time during an Introduction to Hockey session at the Downtown Community Arena on February 7.

The 13-year-old took part in the session, which was designed to introduce youth to the sport of hockey, alongside 30 more participants from the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.

"We were playing, practicing, and doing some tricks," Zeyad said of his first hockey experience after arriving in Canada in 2016. "At the end, we played a game versus each other. It felt so nice and so exciting."

Fast forward to February 19, Hockey Is For Everyone night at Rogers Place, and Zeyad was having his name called by the public announcer and lining up on the blueline alongside future heroes Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Oscar Klefbom.

"I felt scared, shy, and excited at the same time," he admitted. "I want to play all my life now."

Video: AROUND THE RINK | Hockey is for Everyone

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Team Nugent-Hopkins completes three-peat as Charity Cup Challenge champ

Autism Edmonton wins $25,000 and three charity runner-ups receive $10,000 each

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - Hockey Helps Kids fourth annual Charity Cup Challenge saw a different sort of hat trick, as Team Captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins completed a three-peat as the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge champion.

Sister Annata Brockman School, also known as Team Nugent-Hopkins, has won $25,000 for its local charity of choice, Autism Edmonton. Autism Edmonton's goal is to enhance the lives of families and individuals living with autism, by providing life-long support and creating awareness, acceptance, and opportunities in the Edmonton community.
 

Video: HOCKEY HELPS KIDS | 2019 Winner

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RELEASE: Oilers to host Hockey Is For Everyone night February 19

The Oilers will once again proudly celebrate diversity and inclusion in hockey with a special Hockey is for Everyone Night

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

(Edmonton, AB) - On Tuesday, February 19 the Edmonton Oilers will once again proudly celebrate diversity and inclusion in hockey with a special Hockey is for Everyone Night, as they take on the Arizona Coyotes.

Hockey is for Everyone is a National Hockey League (NHL) initiative that uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. The program celebrates all hockey players, coaches, athletes and fans who are passionate about the sport, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

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RELEASE: Hockey Helps Kids launches fourth annual Charity Cup Challenge

Voting is open now until February 19 at HockeyHelpsKids.com

by Press Release / OilersFoundation.ca

(Edmonton, AB) - More than 1,300 enthusiastic junior high students cheered on as the buzzer sounded and Hockey Helps Kids officially launched the fourth annual Charity Cup Challenge voting period (January 21 - February 19). Hockey Helps Kids, co-founded by Chloe and Harrison Katz, is a fun and innovative charity competition, which brings together local schools, charities and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for a variety of local non-profit organizations.

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