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Call for Esso Fun Day Bid Applications
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

BC Hockey is now accepting bid applications for the 2008-2009 season to host the Esso Fun Day Program between August, 2008-November 30, 2008.

Esso Fun Days is designed to introduce the game of hockey and its basic skills in a fun and supportive learning environment for the first time female hockey player. It is a one-day program that includes on and off-ice activities. They are hosted by local minor hockey associations and are free of charge for participants.

Esso Fun Days are:

·         A fun introductory to female hockey for the first time player, coach, official or administrator.

·         Designed to introduce beginners to hockey and its basic skills at no cost to the first time participant.

·         Designed to make females’ first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience.

·         Enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, to experience team spirit, develop self confidence and experience a sense of achievement.

·         Designed so that it can be delivered to females of all ages (Local association may direct to a certain age group based on association needs)

·         A fun, informative hockey program that establishes Esso as a lead supporter of female hockey programming and development.

·         Attract first time players to register for female hockey programs including the Hockey Canada Initiation Program, so that they will enjoy the game of hockey for a lifetime.

**We ask each host community to strongly encourage not only young girls to participate but also Mom’s and women who have never had the opportunity to give female hockey a try.**

HOST Responsibilities include:

•           Forward hosting application to BC Hockey for approval.

•           Follow up with the BC Hockey regarding approval and grant funding amount.

•           Appoint a community lead (event organizer).

•           Ensure all available program materials are received.

•           Ensure event wrap up is completed and submitted to the BC Hockey along with receipts.

•           Ensure consistent program delivery using sponsor approved advertising and promotional material

Host Application (pdf)

For more information about Esso Fun Days, please visit the BC Hockey website at or contact or 250.652.2978.



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