On March 23, 2017 special guest speaker, Olympian Catriona LeMay Doan opened our second annual Floor Hockey Tournamen. Proceeds from this tournament will go to WinSport "better than yesterday".
May 4 was the big reveal and it was very exciting as our floor hockey tournament raised $9446.69! BUT we heard from John Francis at WinSport, they had a supporter who was inspired by our fundraising event and matched the money! So the total for new Canadians on ice and and snow is now $19,446.69. Yay, we're so excited for everyone!
Catriona LeMay Doan: “Never Give Up.”
Posted on April 26th, 2017
On Thursday, March 23, 2017 our very own CCES Floor Hockey Team hosted our second annual floor hockey tournament! This event is for fun and to make new friends. The organization we partnered with was Winsport. Winsport is a not for profit organization that help athletes achieve their goals through sports.
Catriona Le May Doan came to our school and gave an enthusiastic speech on how to trust in yourself, follow your passion, to keep on trying and to not give up when you fall or lose. One of her stories that I liked was when she was training for a long time to go to the Olympics and she thought “I am going to win a medal, my parents are going to be so proud of me, I’m the 5th fastest in the world and I’m going to come home with a medal”! The upcoming race she fell and was dead last on the leaderboard. But she didn’t give up and trained for another four years and won gold!
I think this taught the students to never give up! I think the students will remember this day for a long time.