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Holland Recreation to Host Bruce McCallium Power Skating

            The Holland Recreation Committee will be once again this year, hosting Power Skating with Bruce McCallum.  The program will run on Sunday for four weeks, with two sessions each day  running from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The sessions are open to all skaters; but they must be a minimum to six-year-old and be able to skate. These sessions are scheduled for: Sundays -  October,  21st,  November 4th,  November 11th, and November 18th  

            The registration fee of $60 is payable  to Holland Rec, and should be given to the Treasurer, Myles Kubinec.  For more information or to register please contact Myles Kubinec at m.kubinec@hotmail.com

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Holland Hosts Female Hockey Training Camp

             The Holland Recreation hosted their second Female Hockey Training Camp for young female skaters with Lindsay Michaels as the head clinician, and assisted by Katherine Fleming and Chantel Forbes.

            This year the camp, held on Saturday, October 27th,  was comprised of a mixed Atom  (eight and under) and Novice (ten and under) players.

                This camp was just open to girls, where they had an opportunity to learn skills on their own playing “ice” field.

            “Growing up playing female hockey I realized just how important the sport is, and the amount of support it needs.  As girls grow older there are less places to play, farther travel, higher costs, all just to play the sport they love.  There are less opportunities to continue through sport and gain the benefits I had been fortunate enough to have throughout my hockey career. 

            I wanted to have a camp geared towards girls, so they could make friendships, develop their skills, have fun, and hopefully continue with hockey. 

            This camp was my way of trying to give back to not only the community and rink that raised me, but also the sport that made me who I am,” stated Lindsay Michaels.

                The training event was spearheaded by a need for Lindsay to complete university class project

            “It originally started as a project for one of my university classes.  We were instructed to host some type of recreational event and I immediately knew I wanted to bring it back to my community.  Having played hockey all my life, and wanting to get into coaching, I thought a hockey camp would be a good fit.  Growing up I always loved hockey camps, so I wanted to provide an opportunity for one close to home,” concluded Michaels. 

                Lindsay is currently in her 3rd year at Brandon University working towards a Bachelor of Physical Education; Recreation and Sport Management.  She is presently playing hockey out of the Silvertips in the Manitoba Junior Women’s Hockey League in Winnipeg.

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