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
For more information about Esso Fun Days, please visit the BC Hockey website at