Last week in Ottawa, 20 young Canadian hockey players from disadvantaged backgrounds got a chance to receive elite hockey coaching and training thanks to Level the Ice.
Made possible by a Community Leadership Program Grant from the Embassy and Fulbright Canada, Level the Ice was a weeklong hockey training camp at the Sensplex in Kanata, Ontario. Open to deserving players with strong character who have overcome, or currently face, beyond average economic challenges in playing the game of hockey, the camp combined on- and off-ice instruction with mentorship that brought in community leaders from hockey, business, academic and other successful backgrounds.
The camp was coordinated by Fulbright alumni Ian McGrath, Robin McLay and Scott Delaney. Ian and Level the Ice Executive Director Andrew Stewart spoke about their vision for the hockey camp in an interview with the Embassy available on YouTube.
For more information on Level the Ice, visit leveltheice.com. Additional information on this grant and other recipients of the 2013-2014 Community Leadership Grant is available both on this site and at fulbrightblog.ca.