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CHARITY HOCKEY

Sport can bring the community together with a common understanding and spirit to cheer each other on.

This first-of-its-kind event brings together community-serving organizations that support those fleeing violence. Without community support, we can not stop the cycle of violence. 
We are supporting female athletes and leaders so we may have strong examples for young women to follow, and to show the power of natural supports, like those found on a team. 
ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED
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Jessica Martel Foundation

WIN House

Jessie’s House is a 35 bed all-gender shelter that provides safe haven for individuals and families who are fleeing domestic violence. We provide inclusive, client-led support applying trauma informed practices. We meet clients where they are at to build safety plans, provide 24/7 crisis support, culturally specific programming, and community referrals that best meet our clients’ needs . In addition to our residential program, we offer Innovative Child Care, Outreach Programming, and a Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) in partnership with Alberta Health Services.

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation was founded in memory of Jessica Martel, a young mother who tragically lost her life to domestic violence. Jessie’s House opened in 2020, and it was funded almost exclusively through fundraising, corporate donations, and individual gifts. We are grateful for the support of our community, and proud that we can serve vulnerable community members who need our help. Until all homes are safe, there’s Jessie’s House.

WIN House provides a safe place for women, non-binary individuals and children experiencing domestic violence. WIN House empowers women to rise above abuse by offering programs and services. WIN House operates three emergency shelters in Edmonton – WIN I, WIN II, & WIN III (Carol’s House). We serve over 500 individuals in a year. WIN House programs and services include Crisis Intervention, Pet Safety Program, On-Site Nurse, Child Support, Counselling, New Start Kits, and outreach & referral services. We work with other community organizations to provide services and referrals for housing, medical, financial, and legal support.
We believe all people deserve to feel safe at home. We offer support by utilizing best practices and leading community organizations to provide diverse, solution-based strategies. We provide crisis intervention, safe housing, and education to empower individuals experiencing domestic violence and encourage their new start.

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MacEwan University Griffins Hockey Team

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University of Alberta Pandas Hockey Team

The MacEwan Griffins are a university level hockey team that represent MacEwan University. Embodying the spirit of this event, they are hosting a fundraising event as part of this regular season home game and are excited to hit the ice in support of Edmonton & Area organizations this fall.

The Pandas ice hockey team represents the University of Alberta in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association of U Sports. The women on the University of Alberta Pandas team embody the spirit of collaboration by being role models for young women and girls in the community. This year marks their 25th anniversary season and is a milestone moment for an organization that has empowered young women and hockey players for the last two and a half decades.

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Edmonton Police Association - Blues

The EPS Blues play in the Capital City Elite Men’s Hockey League. Many players from the league have played junior, minor pro, and even NHL. The Blues also take part in the Western Police Hockey Tournament on a yearly basis. The Faded Blues participate yearly in the Old Timers Challenge. 

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Edmonton Oilers Alumni

The Edmonton Oilers Alumni is rooted in a rich tradition of championship hockey, including five Stanley Cups, seven finals appearances and a roster including some of the highest profile players to ever play the game. 

The excellence on the ice is matched by an equal commitment off the ice to community building, support for charitable activities and a deep bond with Oilers fans everywhere. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is a key vehicle for the Oilers Alumni to give back to the community and Foundation activities are significantly supported by both the current team and our Alumni members.

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