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COVID-19 Brings New and Innovative Webinar Lineup with the Opportunity to Learn and Connect

Connection and Community Weekly Webinar SeriesNELSON, BC--While many other organizations have been working to adjust to an online service model in response to COVID-19, Make A Change Canada has operated virtually with a remote workforce since its inception in 2005. Long before COVID-19 and the move to a “new normal,” clients of Make A Change Canada have accessed the organization’s online programs remotely, at any time of day from the comfort and convenience of home.

Still, Make A Change Canada has not remained idle in light of COVID-19. The...

Proceeds from Charity Hockey Game to Provide Greater Opportunity for Local Residents to Build their Technology Skills Through Online Learning

Paul Major now and in 1975NELSON, BC--On January 23, 2020, Make A Change Canada held a 15th anniversary celebration event in its founding city of Nelson, B.C. To celebrate this milestone, the organization brought in the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team and formed their very own all-star team, the Kootenay Patricks, to take the ice in support of Make A Change Canada. The event sold out to a crowd of 1,500 and filled the Nelson and District Community Complex to capacity, for a...

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.

“Make A Change...

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...

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