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Warner Hockey School

Impacts Southern Alberta

RADF Investment: $534,000

Other Investment: $745,500

Total Investment: $1,279,500

Project Period: February 2008–September 2010

Community Development Community Development
Education Education
Sports, Recreation or Culture Sports, Recreation or Culture

T: 403.642.3931

E: mikko.makela@horizon.ab.ca

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Project Description

The Warner Hockey School combines education and hockey to give young, elite female players the opportunity to focus on their passion while completing high school. Students from Canada, the U.S., and Europe have enrolled in the program. Support from the Rural Alberta Development Fund has helped position the hockey school to be self-sustaining. A new student program features off-ice training and special treatment services like massage and physiotherapy. These services are available to the surrounding community.

Expected Outcomes and Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Increase and stabilize Warner School enrolment, particularly for Grades 10-12
  • Support and ensure the development of a self-sustaining hockey school program
  • Increase economic activity in Warner and surrounding area
  • Create new job opportunities, particularly in athletics and education
  • Provide access to physiotherapy and therapeutic massage treatment for community residents