The Calgary Flames Foundation has teamed up with Siksika Health to provide funding for an outdoor rink to be built in Siksika Nation.
The rink will be built this spring and summer and open next winter in late 2021 or early 2022. The rink would serve a population of just over 4,000 people with six schools in the area. The Calgary Flames Outdoor Rink will be the only outdoor rink in Siksika Nation.
“On behalf of Siksika Nation, I would like to extend a special Thank You to the Calgary Flames Foundation for their generous contribution to Siksika Nation. We have worked diligently to build relationships with organizations such as the Calgary Flames Foundation to create mutual beneficial collaborations. Siksika has many young athletes who love participating in sports, but often don’t have the means or opportunities to do so. We look forward to developing more collaborative efforts on a go-forward basis and continuing our excellent working relationship,” Nioksskaistamik, Chief Ouray Crowfoot of Siksika Nation.
“Providing opportunities for communities and people to play is a priority for the Calgary Flames Foundation,” says Candice Goudie, executive director of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “We are thrilled to work with Siksika Nation on this project that will bring an outdoor rink and so much more to the community of Siksika.”
Siksika Health Services provides comprehensive health and wellness services to Siksika Nation members and surrounding communities. Siksika Health Services’ friendship with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, has resulted in programming and events such as the ‘Every Child Matters’ Hitmen Game.
The Calgary Flames Foundation strives to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports. The mandate of the Calgary Flames Foundation is to improve the lives of southern Albertans through support of health and wellness, education and grassroots sports programs. This includes renovating, refurbishing and building outdoor rinks. Since the ownership group brought the team to Calgary in 1980 the Calgary Flames Foundation has injected millions into the community.