PENTICTON, B.C. – The Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation (OHCF) is pleased to announce that the organization has received status as a Registered Charity under the Income Tax Act.

“The Foundation is very excited about receiving registration approval from the CRA and is looking forward to providing an impact in the lives of children whose families face financial barriers in pursuit of academic excellence through hockey,” said Michael O’Connor, Chairperson of the OHCF. “This is an opportunity to make a difference not only in their lives, but in our communities in the future.”

Created in 2017, the OHCF believes in providing the best education and athletic opportunities to those seeking an avenue that may not be viable due to financial barriers. The OHCF supports students and athletes in pursuit of achievement through programs focusing on the overall development of the individual. The focus of all programs is personal development – in the classroom, in the community and on the ice.

“We are looking forward to helping the foundation make an impact to those with financial barriers who look to participate in educational advancement through hockey. In addition to the scholarship program, the foundation will provide opportunities through hockey camp bursary programs for those that wish to attend that may not otherwise have the opportunity,” said Kalli Quinn, Executive Director of the OHCF. “The support the foundation provides will certainly have long term impact within our communities.”

The Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation and the Okanagan Hockey Group believe in and live the principles of accountability, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and respect.

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