Bringing Сanada’s game to Mongolian youth


2018-12-13 08:30 GMT+8

The Embassy of Canada in Mongolia is pleased to announce the launch of the Canada-Mongolia Hockey Project, an initiative to support the development of ice hockey among Mongolia’s youth. Although Mongolia may not be a major hockey power, the game was popular during the Soviet era but now lacks equipment, facilities and coaching. However, in spite these challenges, many Mongolian youth remain passionate and enthusiastic about the game.

To help build on this enthusiasm, the Canadian Embassy has teamed up with the Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation and several Canadian and Mongolian companies to bring donated hockey equipment to Mongolian kids from Canada. Execution of this project also required the contributions of many individual Canadians and Mongolians in both countries, making this a truly grassroots effort.

As a result, there is a now a full container loaded with thousands of pieces of hockey equipment currently on its way from Canada to Mongolia. Once it arrives, likely this month, the Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation will coordinate distribution among the country’s hockey teams and associations.

The project will culminate with Hockey Week in Mongolia from February 16 to 19, 2019. In this regard, we are pleased to report that Vancouver-based Leslie Global Sports, led by Nate Leslie, will join thе embassy for Hockey Week to lead a series of on ice training sessions for local players and coaches.

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