Welcome to the FHL: Football Hockey Link Society
NOTE: The 2017 FHL Summer Program will take place in July. Please click on “Current Season” for full schedule. To register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FHL: Football Hockey Link offers a unique approach to supporting immigrant children and youth in integrating into Canadian society.
Culturally diverse children learn the basics of football and hockey through summer sports camps, and other activities through out the year, in order to gain an understanding of two great Canadian sports. Kids and families are then supported by FHL in connecting to their local sports associations. We believe that getting involved in the community sports leagues will foster greater sense of belonging in the community!
We provide our sports camps at NO COST thanks to the support from our community partners: Calgary Stampeders, Hockey Calgary, University Dinos Football Team and First Student Canada !
Why Football and Hockey?
Besides a personal love for these games, we have a few reasons for introducing football and hockey to newcomer children. We are aware that:
- Most people know “football” to be what North Americans call soccer, but we do have our own unique Canadian football league with a great heritage and opportunities for kids. In fact, the CFL: Canadian Football League celebrated its 100th Championship, known as the Grey Cup, in 2012.
- Hockey is a sport that many people first think of when they think “Canadian sport” – the ice, the skating – something very different for those who have not tried it but it is very much a part of our National psyche with a mystique all to itself
- When kids who are new to Canada, or are from culturally diverse backgrounds, have the opportunity to experience these truly Canadian sports, they also, truly become participants of Canadian society. They benefit from being able to share with their peers the love and understanding of these games, which we know many kids hope they can grow up taking part in. Ultimately, this helps build their sense of confidence, inclusion and self worth.
Please Contact Us – Tel: 403-542-4753 or 403-681-0870; email: email@example.com) For more information about our program!