RINK OF DREAMS 2012: 24-hour charity hockey game returns

From noon March 31 to noon April 1, Rink of Dreams will try to break the $104,000 it raised for the Help Fill A Dream Foundation in 2011

Kim 'the generator' Genereux and Harp Sandhu co-organized the Rink of Dreams 24-hour hockey game in 2011

Rink of dreams 24-hour hockey game returns

Their 24-hour charity hockey game was such a hit last year, rookie organizers Harp Sandhu and Kim Genereux expected a sophmore slump for 2012.

But nothing could be further from the truth.

“We’ve already got two-thirds of the ice times booked up, which is more than we had in total from last year,” said Sandhu, of Macquarie Private Wealth.

The entire branch of the downtown investment firm is on board this year as Rink of Dreams returns to Bear Mountain Arena, from noon on Saturday, March 31, until noon Sunday, April 1.

The goal is to meet, and hopefully exceed, last year’s total of $104,000 raised for Victoria’s Help Fill A Dream Foundation, which will be the charity of benefit once again.

“We cut the prices in half for entries this year. Without any promotion, we’ve had some great interest from the hockey community, by teams and groups of players, all of it pro-active and unsolicited,” Sandhu said.

Downtown lawyer by day and beer league hockey player by night, Nav Parhar is stepping into Genereux’s role this year. Parhar hopes to increase the local business and corporate sponsorships of the event.

“The goal isn’t to have just a hockey game, but to create a family hockey festival that happens to have a hockey game going on at the same time,” Parhar said.

Food, games, music,  a beer garden and more are part of the festival activities Saturday afternoon and evening.

Hockey entrants get two ice times and will be treated to a “pro atmosphere” in the dressing room.

To register visit Rinkofdreamsvictoria.com, email Sandhu at harp.sandhu@macquarie.com, or call him at 250-412-3412.

 

 

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