The Club has hosted two tournaments: 1991 & 1994
Updated Saturday December 22, 2012 by Stanley Park.
The Optimist Club of Stanley Park has always tried to provide support to ensure that all youth have the opportunity to participate. Often this means subsidizing fees, providing equipment, manpower, transportation or financial support.
HOUSE OF COMMONS (HANSARD): SLEDGE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Mr. Andrew Telegdi (Kitchener—Waterloo, Lib.): "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Kitchener-Waterloo Sidewinders and wish them good luck when they host the International Sledge Hockey Tournament in my riding of Kitchener—Waterloo this weekend at the Waterloo Recreation Complex.
Sledge hockey is a form of ice hockey played by people who have physical disabilities. The game is played with players on a sled that has two skate blades under the seat. Players move around the rink on these sleds using two short hockey sticks which have picks on one end for pushing and a blade on the other end for shooting.
The opening ceremonies taking place tonight will be hosted by Ron Maclean of Hockey Night in Canada. Teams from across Canada, the United States, Holland and Norway are expected. A total of 30 teams with 700 players will be taking part in this exciting tournament.
I wish to congratulate the Kitchener-Waterloo Sidewinders for hosting this event. I wish them the very best for the tournament."
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