The 2017-2018 season saw the addition of an hour of icetime and a new location for our east-end programs! We were thrilled and very grateful to city councilors Tim Tierney and Allan Hubley who together with city staff such as Jo-Ann Davidson along with our Co-Founder and President, Jim Perkins, brought our expansion dream to life!
The additional hour of icetime brought us to a total of 5 PRIME time hours midday Saturdays from October – the end of March! Wow! We love our two homes: Jack Charron arena in Kanata and Earl Armstrong arena in Gloucester. There is something to be said for the old-style arenas…they just feel like home, remind us of what it is to be Canadian and to love hockey for the game it is.
Opening our roster again has also been an exciting result of the additional icetime and this brings us to our milestone announcement: we are officially at 108 players! Wow! And we still have a few spots left on our rosters!
It is amazing that over the course of 10 years we’ve been able to grow from 3 players, a dream, and a steep learning curve to a team of 108! We’ve been able to help plant a team (The Blades, who have spots open on their roster as well) in Cambridge, ON and are working with a new plant in Montreal as well!
And the Condors have never just been a team, we have always been and will always be a family. That’s why when students at Algonquin College came up with our hashtag: #biggerthanhockey, we knew it exactly summed up what the Condors are and aspire always to be…no matter our size.
If you know of someone aged 6yrs and up with an intellectual or an intellectual+physical disability that would prevent them from playing on any other team, put them in touch with us! It is our goal to make special hockey dreams come true!
If there isn’t a special hockey team in your community and you’d be interested in helping one get started, we want to hear from you! We want to see a team in every community across our great nation!
We want to again express our profound gratitude to our AMAZING Head Coaches, countless volunteers, Board of Directors and incredible community and business supporters for enabling us to keep #makinghockeyhappen! And of course, we can’t even begin to thank the Carkner, Turris, Wiercioch, Helmer and Condra families for their generoity and unparalleled kindness towards our players and their families. And, we would be remiss not to thank the very first group of friends who put joined us in putting our hearts and our money together to rent some icetime just to see if this crazy idea would take off. To the first Condors board and volunteers, we will be forever indebted to you for believing in us and putting your time and resources behind that belief! The Condors would not be who we are today without all of you!
We are humbled, incredibly blessed and so proud to share this journey with all of you, our Condors family.
Jim & Shana
and the entire Perkins family <3