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Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey among winners of $10,000 grants

Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey is one of ten recipients of a new grant program.

Kruger Products has announced the first ten winners of its new #KrugerBigAssist program. The new program has donated $10,000 to ten minor hockey associations in Canada to help cover the cost of registration for hockey families in need during the pandemic. Among the ten winners is Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey, joined by fellow Ontario winners in Hamilton Girls Minor Hockey and Ottawa East Minor Hockey.

Kruger says in the official press release on April 6th that this June, 5 additional winners will be announced that will also all receive $10,000. The Kruger Big Assist program is accepting nominations until June 15th. Applications can be submitted here.

The first ten winners are:

  • West Colchester Minor Hockey — West Colchester, Nova Scotia
  • Association du Hockey Mineur Sept—Îles — Sept—Îles, Québec
  • Association Hockey Féminin Valleé De Gatineau — Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, Québec
  • Ottawa East Minor Hockey — Ottawa, Ontario
  • Hamilton Girls Hockey — Hamilton, Ontario
  • Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey — Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
  • McCreary Minor Hockey — McCreary, Manitoba
  • Peace River Minor Hockey — Peace River, Alberta
  • Hay River Minor Hockey — Hay River, Northwest Territories
  • Abbotsford Minor Hockey — Abbotsford, British Columbia
"It's been a difficult year for Canada's hockey families, and our goal is to support their love and participation in our national sport," says Susan Irving, CMO Kruger Products, who is herself a Hockey Mom of two. "More than 450 minor hockey associations from across Canada applied for a #KrugerBigAssist to help their member families struggling to afford registration fees in these unprecedented times. We are proud and grateful to give them an assist," she says.

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