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Community Initiatives

Because of the emphasis placed on community involvement by the Bonnyville PONTIACS, our players receive and are awarded the best post-secondary scholarships available for 'leadership and community initiatives. Since 2013 the following players have been awarded major scholarships in addition to all our graduating players honored with the PONTIAC Community Scholarship:

Levi ANSELL - Hockey Canada Scholarship - 2012

Levi ANSELL - Nickerson Family Scholarship - 2012

Levi ANSELL - Friends of the AJHL Scholarship - 2012

Dan WEDMAN - Evolution Hockey Scholarship - 2013

Redford SWAN - Al McDonald Memorial Scholarship - 2015

Bobby McMANN - AJHL Inter Pipe-Line Scholarship - 2016

Evan WARMINGTON - Friends of the AJHL Scholarship - 2015

PONTIAC VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ( 5500 hours in the past three years)

  • Centennial School - teaching and mentoring grades 3 to 6 students once a week (600 hours per year)
  • Dr. BROSSEAU School - Playground set-up
  • Annual Town of Bonnyville Safety Initiative - Halloween
  • Bonnyville Centralized High School’s “Santa’s Elves” Toy Drive
  • Lakeland Food Bank and Orion Esso Food Drive
  • DUCLOS School Literary Program
  • Moose Lake Senior’s ‘boat launch removal’
  • Bonnyville Senior’s ‘house move’
  • Weekly Team Leadership Training / Meetings
  • Annual Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association student coach mentorship
  • Lakeland School District “Anti-Bullying” and "Respect" lectures/presentations - CNR Sponsored
  • Annual Kids Sport Fun Skates
  • Annual Kids Sport Awareness Road Hockey Games
  • Annual Bonnyville Community Learning Council Reading Initiative
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association Goaltender Skills Clinics
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association "Developing Defensemen" Clinics
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association Coach Hot stove presentations
  • Bonnyville Boys and Girls Club (two times a month)
  • Annual Town of Bonnyville July Parade
  • Senior’s snow shoveling (seasonal)
  • Bonnyville Hospital and Health Foundation Hospital Gala (Over the last 8 years the Bonnyville PONTIACS have raised over $75,000.00)
  • Season ticket drive (tickets to Corporate Sponsors)
  • Volunteer Appreciation (Bingos)
  • Random Act of Kindness Initiatives
  • Kid’s Right to Play Fundraiser
  • Dove Center Christmas Fundraiser
  • Kid Sport Right to Play Road Hockey Games
  • Bird House Fundraiser for the Bonnyville Food Bank
  • Movember Prostate Cancer Fundraising
  • Annual RCMP / SADD Awareness Celebrity Check-Stop
  • A and W Customer / Sponsor Appreciation
  • Annual Remembrance Day Tributes
  • Pumpkin Carving Fundraiser for the Bonnyville Food Bank
  • Annual BCHS Christmas Santa’s Elves Present Wrapping
  • Hockey Ministries International Chapel - Oklahoma City Barons Pastor
  • “Dangers of Chewing Tobacco” Presentation
  • “Summary of You” - Resume Building Presentation
  • Long Time PONTIAC fan John Borders Funeral Honor Guard
  • Roger JALBERT Hospital visits
  • Annual MS Society Awareness and Fundraiser
  • Dennis and Rollie GERMAIN Tribute
  • STARZ Ambulance Gala and Fundraiser
  • 4 Wing Cold Lake Military Tributes
  • Hockey Alberta Pee Wee Girls Provincial Tournament
  • Cold Lake Minor Hockey Practice and Coach mentoring - Pee Wee AA Lakeland Panthers
  • Dr. BROSSEAU School - team versus student’s basketball games
  • RBC Novice Skills Clinics
  • Annual Alberta Public Health Community Immunization Campaign
  • Annual St. Paul "Walk of Hope" for Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Candle Vigil
  • Columbus House of Hope Domestic Violence Awareness presentation
  • Duclos School Sports Day
  • Bird Houses for Charity Fundraiser
  • Walter Cabay's 90th Birthday / 65th Wedding Anniversary
  • Manville Minor Hockey Association
  • Cold Lake Minor Hockey Association Coaching Session
  • Glendon Minor Hockey Association
  • Mr. Mike's "Lunch with your Favorite PONTIAC"
  • Mr. Mike's "Meet the Community Night"
  • H.E. Bourgoin Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for "Bonnyville Family in Need"
  • School Presentations: Duclos, Notre Dame, BCHS, Glendon, Iron River, Ardmore, Kehewin, LeGoff, HE Bourgoin, Dr. Brousseau, C-School, Ecole Beau Des Lacs, St. Dominic (Cold Lake)
  • S.P.C.A.
  • Walter Cabay Honor Guard Tribute
  • Pierceland Minor Hockey Association
  • Rednecks Society: Autism Awareness
  • Lakeland Special Olympics
  • Fort McMurray Evacuee BBQ
  • Elk Point Minor Hockey Association
  • Mallaig Minor Hockey Association

 

 

 

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