I grew up in small town Alberta in a hockey family. With 3 older brothers, we lived at the rink during hockey season so hockey is truly in my blood. I started playing hockey with my brothers on a schoolyard rink and then on a boys team – I even had to dress at home before heading to the rink. I eventually played on our town’s girls team and then at university where I met Val who is the force behind this event. 20 years later Val and I met again by chance on a women’s recreation hockey team in Richmond, BC. We have been playing hockey together and building our friendship ever since.
In 2009 my dad passed away from cancer, and one of his last pieces of advice to me was to enjoy life’s moments when they happen. In March 2010 I saw “65 Red Roses” and was amazed by this strong young woman making the most of her life and experiences. Little did I know while watching it, that Eva had just lost her struggle. Shortly after that Val pulled a group of us together to start planning the ‘Longest Game 4 CF’. My husband Scott and I both feel that we are at a time in our lives that we want to ‘give back’ and be part of something bigger than us, and boy are we ever now! We feel privileged to be part of something so special…a once-in-a-lifetime crazy and fantastic experience, for such an important cause. The fact that we are able to do it together along with many of our friends makes it that much more incredible. After it is all over, we will all share a lasting bond.
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