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Local Resident, Paul Major, Takes the Ice in Celebration of 15 Years of Make A Change Canada

Paul Major now and in 1975NELSON, BC--When the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team visits Nelson in late-January to take on the Kootenay Patricks for the Make A Change Canada charity game, a career pick-up hockey player will have the best seat in the house.

On January 23, Paul Major will celebrate his 70th birthday in memorable fashion when he pulls on the fabled Canadiens jersey and joins the alumni squad on defence. Signed up as one of the game’s “thrill of a lifetime” participants, Major will take a regular shift with...

15-Year Anniversary Event to Generate a Legacy of Support for our Local Communities

Three Main Components of the Kootenay PatricksNELSON, BC--It happened more than five decades ago, but Mike Laughton remembers the moment like it was yesterday.

A member of the Oakland Golden Seals in 1967, the kid from Nelson was playing in his first game in the fabled Montreal Forum. In his rookie season, the young centre made his way to the ice in the most sacred shrine in hockey against a team that won six Stanley Cups in nine years between 1965 and 1973.

“You walk into the Forum and you are in awe,” Laughton recalls with a smile 52 years later....

15-Year Anniversary Event to Generate a Legacy of Support for our Local Communities

Make A Change Canada Hockey Committee Group PhotoNELSON, BC--West Kootenay hockey fans will get a chance to capture some of the magic that comes along with Canada’s most storied hockey franchises when the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team touches down in Nelson this winter.

Make A Change Canada is hosting the charity hockey game on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Nelson and District Community Complex where some of the legends of the Montreal Canadiens’ past will take the ice against a team that features local hockey heroes and supporters.

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Make A Change Canada Participates in Canada-wide Social Impact ChallengeJan Wright, Wayne Stetski, Anne-Marie Edgar

NELSON, BC--Make A Change Canada was pleased to host federal representative, Wayne Stetski, MP, for Kootenay-Columbia at Imagine Canada's iMPact Day on September 6, 2018, in Nelson, B.C.

iMPact Day is a Canada-wide social impact challenge in which all MPs are encouraged to spend a day observing and learning about an organization for social good in their constituency. Created by Imagine Canada, the national challenge runs from August 15 to September 16, 2018. iMPact Day is an opportunity for MPs to get an in-depth...

Accredited Organization to Celebrate 10 Years of Individual Achievement

Anne-Marie Edgar, Jenna Raider, and Shane HainsworthNELSON, BC--(Marketwired - September 15, 2015) - Make A Change Canada has announced the lineup for its 10-year anniversary extravaganza celebration scheduled for October 8, 2015, in Nelson, B.C.

The two-hour event will be held at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on the Selkirk College Tenth Street campus and will feature inspirational videos from graduates, volunteers, staff, partners, and supporters of the organization. The performance will be streamed nationally through Ustream.tv under the professional...

Celebrating 10 Years of Making Change in People's Lives

Patrick Jarvis, Ancient Hermit DrumsNELSON, BC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - In honour of our 10th anniversary, Make A Change Canada will be hosting an extravaganza on October 8, 2015, broadcast live from the Shambhala Performance Hall at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. The extravaganza will feature prerecorded appearances by individuals who have benefited directly from our services. We will be contacting our current and former students, as well as community partners, volunteers, supporters, and other important individuals who have been instrumental in furthering our...

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