It's really important to us that Canadians, Americans, Australians and High Commission friends know how much the equipment they donated this year helped. Hockey is our tool. Leadership and school retention are our goals. The kids report - on every single evalutaion in every single village - that Winter Tuition Camps are far more enjoyable when we incorporate skating into the mix.
But equally, the kids learn so much about themselves by skating. It ain't easy. It takes perseverance. It takes courage. And it takes asking for help. Kinda like life, isn't it?
Now the District Commissioner agrees (he dropped the opening puck in the Lalok Under 18 Friendship Game!). If.... IF we can build pond hockey into more winter camps, remote village kids will come. Will learn. Will lead.
Thanks Jim, Mary, Adam, Tobie, Graham, Andrew, Jason, Tony, Nicole, Rob, Mr. Nickel, Dave, Harry, Ray, Antoine, Alex, Marg, Mary, Greg, Paul, Henk, Dr. Shankar, Tom, Michael, Jim, Lexi, Eileen, Janice, Faith, Anthony, Geylong Phandey, Ajung Sonam Rinchen, Tsering Dolkar, Brendan, Max and FreyaCanmore Rec, Banff Rec, Wills Mechanical, Fortress Forwarders, HELP, Hockey Foundation, ILSC, CHC, Rotary Friends, CHAI and to Rigzin Spalbar, Rigzin Jora and Ka Simrandeep Singh.