The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is hosting the NOHA Summit Chapter One event in Greater Sudbury, starting Friday and wrapping up Sunday.
“The discussions that will be held during the NOHA Summit Chapter One could have a huge impact on the game of hockey for all of northern Ontario,” True Sport northern Ontario rep Robert Kirwan said in a press release.
“This is an opportunity for leaders and stakeholders to identify and address key issues and challenges that are facing not only the NOHA, but all levels of hockey in this country. The True Sport Movement would like to commend the NOHA for its leadership in putting together this event for everyone with an interest in improving the game.”
True Sport is a national organization that has been created to help sport make a more significant contribution to the quality of life of Canadians.
In order to help continue the discussion following the Summit, Kirwan will be devoting his live talk radio show from Laurentian University on CKLU 96.7 FM, to the sport of hockey and will bring in special guests who will share their thoughts and opinions with listeners. People can listen to the show each Monday beginning at 1 p.m. by tuning in on the radio or by going to www.cklu.ca for the live stream.
Jim McLoughlin, one of the founders of the Valley East Renegades and a leading figure in the world of hockey in Sudbury will be one of Kirwan’s guests on Aug. 8. At least one or two members of the NOHA organizing committee are also expected to be part of the first show.
The True Sport Movement will be doing whatever it can to help the NOHA work towards the betterment of hockey in northern Ontario and will hold up the NOHA as an example for the rest of the country about what can be done to improve Canada's national sport, the press release stated.
“Whether you are a coach, volunteer, official, administrator, parent or player, we all have a responsibility to do our part to promote the positive values and principles that will make a significant contribution to the development of youth, the well-being of individuals, and the quality of life in our communities,” Kirwan said. “At the heart of True Sport is one simple idea: Good sport can make a great difference and we feel that the NOHA Summit is the right way to begin the 2011-2012 hockey season.”
- Posted by Laurel Myers