Gordie Howe & Friends Luncheon
Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s Draft Night & Welcome Party
Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s Tournament
More than 70,000 British Columbians have a form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease being the most common form. While the risk of dementia doubles every five years after the age of 65, the disease can strike people as young as 40. However, an active lifestyle, staying connected socially, and managing stress can all bolster brain health.
The Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s tournament allows players to set a brain-healthy example by staying active while raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, all while supporting those who face dementia.
To participate in the tournament, each team is responsible for raising a minimum of $25,000 in individual or corporate donations by game day. This is an average of $1,500 per player for a team of 17.
Your personal online Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer’s fundraising page is automatically set up when you register, and this site has lots of information to help make your fundraising as fun and easy as possible.
While raising a minimum $25,000 is important, the real crux of the tournament is your draft position. The more funds your team raises, the higher your draft position. The team with the highest funds raised gets the first draft pick, so know your NHL Alumni, and make sure you raise enough to pick your favourite player!
In addition to draft position, prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers in various categories.
The top tip for successful fundraising is: start early and ask often!
Draft Night is where the fun really begins. Join your fellow players and our NHL Alumni on Friday night at the River Rock Casino Resort and enjoy a chance to mingle with teammates and NHL Alumni over drinks and appetizers.
The main event is the draft selection, in which the top ten fundraising teams will find out what their draft position is and select their NHL Alumni. The remaining teams will draw their NHL Alumni at random.
Once each team has selected their NHL Alumni, the DJ’d party continues so you can get to know your new teammate and strategize for the next day.
Saturday and Sunday are where all the fundraising pays off. From the moment you enter your dressing room – complete with your team kit– to the second you take that first slap pass from your childhood hockey hero, it’s a weekend that you’ll remember for years to come.
Each team is guaranteed three tournament games in their division over the two days, including a chance to play in the: