Mr. Speaker, last month I had the pleasure of attending an inspiring evening that combined our national love of hockey with another signature Canadian value, helping one another.
The Pointe-Claire Oldtimers’ cheque distribution evening is a mainstay of the community calendar. It is when proceeds from the league’s annual hockey tournament are distributed to an array of local West Island non-profit groups.
For years, this annual event has been bringing together hockey fans of all ages and representatives of organizations that ensure our community’s well-being.
This year, 53 groups received a total $100,000. I thank and congratulate the league president, Jamie Wolak; Vito Pelosi, the emcee for the evening, who, as usual, did a terrific job; the members of the donation committee, including Lorne Pearson and Jack Beaumont; and all the players who make the Pointe-Claire Oldtimers a great hockey franchise.