The Calgary Flames Foundation has partnered with Variety-the Children’s Charity of Alberta Association to create a Calgary Flames Division of the Volt Hockey Program.
Volt Hockey is an adaptive variation of hockey that has been designed for children and adults with complex disabilities to enable them to play hockey, a sport that at one time was untouchable for them. Volt is played in a specially designed electric hockey sport chair for youth six years and up, with severe physical disabilities and limited upper body strength. To celebrate this partnership, members of the Calgary Flames alumni and Calgary Flames Foundation will participate in a Volt hockey game.
Date: Saturday November 13th
Time: 2:45pm-4:00pm MT
Location: Vecova Centre for All Abilities (main gym) – 3304 33 St NW, Calgary
Who: Curtis Glencross, Mason Raymond, Colin Patterson, Harvey the Hound
Any media attending must confirm attendance to Jana Hands, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity (firstname.lastname@example.org). All participants of the program and attendees must be double vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon entry.
“As a charity that supports children and youth living with disabilities and specialized needs, we are thrilled to partner with the Calgary Flames Foundation to bring awareness of Volt hockey in our communities and allow more people of all abilities to engage and participate in sport. With the unique design of the Volt hockey chair, Volt eliminates barriers and levels the playing field in sport for children and youth with disabilities. It is an honour to work with the Calgary Flames Foundation to make our communities more inclusive,” says Jana Hands, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Alberta.
“The Calgary Flames Foundation is excited about this partnership with Volt Hockey that will support the ability for both children and adults with complex disabilities to play hockey and as a result, provide access to the many powerful benefits of participation in sport,” says Candice Goudie, Executive Director of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “This partnership is an important part of the CSEC Inclusion Program.”
The Calgary Flames Foundation commitment to this program is a part of the recently announced CSEC Inclusion Program. This program is comprised of a $2 million investment in sport inclusion through the Calgary Flames Foundation.