Even though Lord Stanely's Cup is residing in Los Angeles this summer, we know that hockey's homeland is Canada. And while the indoor ice rinks across the country are surely bustling with kids at hockey camps throughout the summer, plenty of Canadians use the great summer weather to get outside and do something fun - like play street hockey!
The team at Five Hole for Food has literally taken the game to streets as they embark on their 3rd annual cross-country traveling street hockey tour to help raise food, funds and awareness for community food banks across the nation. From Newfoundland to British Columbia, FHFF organizes drop-in ball-hockey games in major cities to collect donations and create awareness for community food banks. Since its inception in 2010, FHFF has collected the equivalent of almost 70,000 pounds of food.
This year’s campaign starts July 3 in St. John's, N.L., and finishes with its premiere event, July 21 in Vancouver, B.C. The road crew will drive approximately 11,000 kilometres, visiting 13 cities in 19 days.
St. John's, NL | Georges Street | July 3
Halifax, NS | Argyle Street | July 5
Charlottetown, PEI |Peakes Quay | July 6
Saint John, NB | Smythe Street | July 7
Montreal, QB | Avenue des Canadiens | July 9
Ottawa, ON | Sparks Street | July 10
Toronto, ON | Yonge and Dundas Square | July 12
Winnipeg, MB | The Forks | July 14
Regina, SK | Scarth Street Mall | July 15
Calgary, AB | Eau Claire Festival Market | July 17
Edmonton, AB | Beaver Hill Park | July 18
Victoria, BC | Saanich Plaza | July 20
Vancouver, BC | Granville Street | July 21
You can follow their journey on Facebook and Twitter (Hashtag: #FHFF) and come out to enjoy the fun and help out a great cause when the FHFF tour passes through your town!
Will you play hockey for food?