A press conference will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at the Britannia Ice Rink (1661 Napier Street) to kick-start the 2012 Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (H.E.R.O.S.) summer hockey camp that will be running until Saturday, July 7th.

H.E.R.O.S. is a world-wide program that started in Vancouver in 1999 by founder and Executive Director Norm Flynn. H.E.R.O.S. focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighbourhoods and is designed to use the game of ice hockey as a catalyst to attract at-risk youth to a program offering support and empowerment for education, self-esteem building, and life skills training.

On behalf of H.E.R.O.S., please see the attached media advisory. More information about H.E.R.O.S. can be found at: H.E.R.O.S. Hockey Education Reaching Out Society

Youth participating in H.E.R.O.S. will be on-site getting their hockey gear by H.E.R.O.S. mentors and special guests between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Youth will be on the ice at Britannia Ice Rink all week and there will be many opportunities for visuals of the kids playing hockey and participating in on-ice drills.


  • NHL’er Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets
  • Constable Lindsey Houghton – Vancouver Police Media Relations Officer and Manager/Goalie for the Vancouver Police “Centurions” Hockey Club
  • Norm Flynn – Founder and Executive Director of the Hockey Education Reaching Out Society