2018 Floor Hockey Tournament
Tournament will open with a special address from Olympian, Chandra Crawford!
We had such a good time at the 3rd floor hockey tournament on March 22! CCS hosted 5 schools and special guests, including gold medal Olympian, Chandra Crawford. All monies raised will go to WinSport's newcomer program to try sport on snow and ice! You can read all about the exciting event HERE on Palliser's webpage.
Chandra is a music-loving mountain girl born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she founded "Fast and Female," an organization dedicated to Empowerment Through Sport that reaches 2000 girls annually all over North America.
In 2006 Chandra won Olympic Gold in cross-country skiing and captured many hearts when she belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium.
In March 2014 she retired from ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team. She is working full time empowering girls with Fast and Female events across Canada after graduating from the University of Calgary executive MBA program in the spring of 2016.
Her main interests beyond MBA school Fast and Female consist of doing the following activities with friends and family: yoga, camping, dancing, reading, languages, eating seafood, concerts, and any kind of adventure in the mountains with her husband Jared, their one year old Kyla and their dog, Stella.
She'd love to hear from you on Facebook, LinkedIn or @chandracrawford on twitter
- Won gold in 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy (YouTube of National Anthem)
- Retired in 2014 from competitive skiing
- President and Founder of Fast and Female Canada
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On March 23, 2017 special guest speaker, Olympian Catriona LeMay Doan opened our second annual Floor Hockey Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament will go to WinSport "better than yesterday".
May 4, 2017 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!
Teachers Learn A Lesson
Posted on March 17th, 2017
Friday, March 17th, 2017 the teachers learned a valuable lesson. That kids rule! Before the 2nd annual staff and students game, both teams were preparing for the exciting game. It opened up with introductions for the players and a prayer. Then, when everyone was sitting, there was one last introduction. “Please welcome to the stage Meaghan Mikkelson!” Meaghan made a special appearance and played in the game. The first period Meaghan played for the CCES Floor Hockey Team (students). It was off to a slow start, after the first shift it was 1-0 staff. The goal was scored by Ms. Brouwer, but Andrew quickly tied it up. 3rd shift Meaghan came on and scored an amazing goal on the only staff goalie, Mr. Heppner. “Last shift of first period” Ally announced.
The crowd was wild, different people cheered for different teams. Ted ran to the net and scored the 3rd goal for the students. The crowd was wild, it seemed every minute there was another goal. Mr. Heppner made an amazing 5 hole save by falling and Nicholas jump on him to hopefully help score a goal. Andrew saw a chance and passed to Christian and he scored when Mr. Heppner finally got Nicholas off. “Tweet” the refs blew their whistles. “Ms. Visser 2 minutes for wearing a Canucks jersey.” The score was 4-1 at the end of the 1st period. Meaghan scored her 2nd goal of the game by snipping it, top corner. After Mr. H took it out of his glove, she scored for a Hat Trick! The score was now 6-1 students. Meaghan switched to the teaches for the last period and instantly scored. But Seth made up for it by body checking Mr. H and scored a goal! Mrs. Parkin scored with an assist from Layne Kilbreath for the teachers. And again Pastor Layne scored right after his assist, but it was not enough. The game ended 7-4. The students win again!