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Charity hockey tournament nets $57,000

The 11th Annual Log a Load for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament was held on February 6-7, 2015 in Deer Lake, NL and was a record breaking success, raising the most money ever in one year! The weekend tournament raised $57,000, bringing their grand total to $335,000 raised for the Janeway Children’s Hospital over the past 11 years.

You could certainly feel the energy in the stadium all weekend as woodlands’ staff from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, contractors and their employees, staff from the Department of Natural Resources and friends played for the “Log a Load Challenge Cup” donated by Northwest Forest Resources Ltd.

Kelly Johnson, who led the organizing committee, extended a huge thank you to everyone who participated and made this possible once again. “The organizing committee consisting of Dawson Strangemore, Tim Anderson, Lorne Flynn, Cory Chubbs, Craig Reid, Adrian Kelloway and Roger Francis, also extended a special thanks to Marilyn Reid, Pat and Duane Tompkins who have been a major part of this tournament since it all began, thank you so much!”

Also a special thanks to the Janeway children who came out for the official puck drop!

Jenine Kerrivan with the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation provided the following; “On behalf of our kids – we thank each and every one of you and all the players for your continued support. We cannot do what we do for our Janeway kids without the support of people and groups like yours. Each one of you should take pride in what you are doing for Newfoundland and Labrador’s sick and injured children and know that we appreciate and value you more than you can possibly know. Well done this weekend folks!“

The Canadian Woodlands Forum, national sponsors of the Log a Load for Kids Canada program along with our partner, the Children’s Miracle Network, extends a sincere thanks to everyone who continues to support this worthwhile program.