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EMSB to host blind hockey workshop

Montreal - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Keeping up the English Montreal School Board’s commitment to physical literacy, the Mackay Centre and Philip E. Layton School (6333 Terrebonne) will be hosting a day of activities with the Canadian Blind Hockey Association on Friday, September 27.  

The day of activities will begin with an assembly at the Mackay Centre (9 a.m.), where members of the Canadian Blind Hockey team will be talking to students about overcoming adversity and their experiences playing blind sports.

Following the assembly, students will depart for the Doug Harvey Arena (4985 West Hill) in N.D.G., where they will have the opportunity to meet peers from around the city, student volunteers as well as other blind hockey players. Students will then participate in a morning of workshops which will include different blind sports and off-ice conditioning.

Following lunch, participants will take to the ice where they will learn the fundamentals of skating. If students already know how to skate, they will participate in advanced drills and on-ice games.

The day will end at 1:30 p.m.

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