In a collaborative effort with all Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) teams, the Edmonton Oilers hosted their fifth annual Hockey Talks game night on March 10 - helping to bring awareness and raise funds to support mental health services.
"The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is especially thrilled to support mental health initiatives for youth in Oil Country," said EOCF Executive Director Natalie Minckler. "It's important to our Foundation that we facilitate a conversation and make a real impact by helping break down common misconceptions and stigma associated with mental health."
Noun : a basic nerve cell that builds the nervous system and transmits information throughout the body.
Just like a neuron sending and receiving information throughout our body while calculating a response, the Event Command Centre is the cell that keeps Rogers Place pulsating. At only 120 square feet, this small space overlooks the bowl, with the ability to see every nook and cranny of the building - thanks in large part to closed-circuit television (CCTV).
"Cookies, cookies!" a small voice echoed with delight inside the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta (RMHCNA) in Edmonton on Monday afternoon.
Having just returned from the Stollery Children's Hospital that morning, 3-year-old Aubrey raced into the RMHCNA dining area, where she was met by a table of heart-shaped cookies to decorate with some very special guests.
These were the words that the Hockey Helps Kids Oilers Team Captains Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Milan Lucic used to describe the Junior High leadership students they have been working alongside over the past few months, leading up to the second annual Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.
"How do you keep ice cold inside a warm facility?"
This was just one of the many questions that students from Suzanne Prefontaine's grade six class from Holyrood School were quizzed on during a unique and informative lesson given by Rogers Place Assistant Manager of Engineering, Jason Rimmer.
It started out like any other post-game interview.
As a tired Patrick Maroon emerged from the dressing room - having just secured the game-tying goal, helping lead the team to an overtime victory against the St. Louis Blues on December 19 - Gene Principe prepared to go on air.