Hockey Manitoba is excited to launch Just Play, an initiative specifically designed to create opportunities for the introduction to hockey in a fun, safe and positive environment while also providing sustainable solutions to assist in the promotion and growth of the game across the province. Simply put, Hockey Manitoba is committed to providing all children the opportunity to “Just Play” the game of hockey.
The Just Play initiative is proudly supported by the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation and CCM Hockey.
With the Just Play initiative, Hockey Manitoba hopes to create meaningful opportunities and enjoyable experiences for children in our province. Our organization is eager to expose our sport in a positive way to many new Canadians while giving children of all backgrounds the opportunity to participate in the game. Hockey Manitoba is also hopeful that the funding available to our members clubs and associations will assist them in improving facilities, developing programs and purchasing equipment, and that it has a significant impact on current and prospective young players moving forward. It is also important for Hockey Manitoba to connect with young players early on in their minor hockey careers, highlighting the many positive aspects of our sport and the benefits of continuing to participate for years.
Just Play includes a number of programs (all at no participant cost) and concepts with special areas of emphasis to increase participation in the sport province wide and break down some of the barriers associated with playing the game.
- Hockey Discovery Days
- First Strides Access Programs
- Community Champions
- In The Game Grants
- Breakfast Club Grants
- Team Manitoba Kids
- Legacy Funding Grant
- Esso Fun Days
Hockey Manitoba acknowledges CCM and the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation in their support of the Just Play program.