The Next Stride
At CARHA Hockey we believe in the power of sport and community recreation programs. The Next Stride is our new community initiative, a platform created to get one stride closer to reaching our goals together. To learn more, visit www.TheNextStride.ca.
2022-23 Charitable Partner
We are excited to announce Spinal Cord Injury Ontario as our charity of choice for the 2022/23 hockey season. Committed to furthering our impact in communities across Canada, we have teamed up with SCIO in support of their ‘Ice Dreams – From the Pond to the Arena' fundraising calendar initiative. The calendar has a unique connection to hockey and our favourite sport, featuring artistic portrayals of hockey scenes and including works from artists with physical disabilities. The final piece will be a keepsake to display!
SCIO provides important programs and services to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. Their services include service navigation, peer support, equipment and assistive device support, employment services, advocacy and knowledge exchange. Spinal cord injuries are a reality, as accidents happen both on and off the ice. CARHA Hockey is committed to spreading awareness to our hockey players and fans about the barriers faced by people living with a spinal cord injury and supporting SCIO’s vision for a more equitable and inclusive community.
Outdoor Rink Contest
CARHA Hockey’s community platform, The Next Stride, is home to an all-new ODR page dedicated to our favourite winter tradition. Celebrate ODR season and the individuals who keep them active with a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes of $1,000 towards your local outdoor community rink.
Click here to learn more and get your community or municipality involved!
Introduced in 2016, CARHA Hockey's Achievement Award was established to honour and recognize those volunteers in the adult recreational hockey community.
CARHA Hockey acknowledges that much of the work that is managed behind the scenes of this great sport is handled by individuals who have committed and donated their time to the hockey community. As a token of our appreciation, each September during CARHA Hockey's Annual General Meeting, a review of nominees will be conducted and the association will select and name Achievement Award winners (maximum of three per year will be awarded).
We would like to know the individual's outstanding contributions to CARHA Hockey and/or the sport of adult recreational hockey in Canada, the impact that he/she has made in the community through volunteerism, and the extent of their volunteerism determined by time, years, days, hours, etc.
The Achievement Award recognizes a CARHA Hockey member, friend, support and/or devotee who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution by way of:
a) Promotion of CARHA Hockey;
b) Commitment to member teams, leagues, tournaments and officials:
c) Displaying enthusiasm and effort in the development and progression of adult recreational hockey in Canada
Optional Supporting Documents
Letters of Support from others relating how the individual has demonstrated their contributions to the aforementioned from a volunteer standpoint.
All submissions must be received by CARHA Hockey on or before August 31st of the given year to be considered. Any submissions received after this date will be considered for the subsequent year.
Hall of Fame
Since 1975, individuals and/or hockey-related groups who exemplify the organization's specific goals and objectives have been inducted into the prestigious CARHA Hockey Hall of Fame. These individuals are easy to identify as they have made a personal commitment to adult recreational hockey as a builder, a player, a friend, a member of the media, or perhaps as an entire team.
If you know someone who is deserving of this honour, please forward your nomination to CARHA Hockey. The Board of Management selects the final recipients, ensuring that the selection process is fair. Click here for more information about the Hall of Fame nominations, as well as descriptions for the six categories - Player, Team, Builder, Media, John Sergnese (Friends of CARHA Hockey), and International Friends.
Those who have already been selected into the Hall of Fame have set a high standard of commitment, dedication, and sportsmanship that the association continuously endeavours to maintain.
Click here to view a list of all CARHA Hockey Hall of Fame inductees.
CARHA Hockey World Cup Hosting Opportunity
Put your Canadian city on the international map!
The CARHA Hockey World Cup is organized every four years in a select Canadian city, and attracts participants from all across Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. Every four years, over 140 teams from 15+ countries travel to the Host City for this week-long event. It’s built on an Olympic-themed approach in that it’s hosted every four years, and since the event’s inception, it has grown to be the largest international adult recreational hockey tournament in the world.
- 2023 - Richmond, BC*
- 2016 - Windsor, ON
- 2012 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- 2008 - Quebec City, QC
- 2004 - Ottawa, ON
- 2000 - Vancouver, BC
- 1996 - Toronto, ON
The economic benefit to the Host City is estimated between $12 and $19.2 million. CARHA Hockey recognizes the importance of leveraging relationships with Host City partners such as arenas, hotels, conventions centres, tours/attractions, and bus transportation.
Click here to learn more about the CARHA Hockey World Cup or contact Lucy Peeling, Manager, Special Events and Programs for inquiries about hosting opportunities. The bid guidelines are made available approximately three and a half years prior to the next event.
* Originally scheduled for 2020. Postponed for the safety of our participants and the community of Richmond so we could focus on bringing delivering the calibre of event it is known for and our athletes have come to expect.