Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Kawartha Komets & Electric City Maroon & White Walk Together

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program was asked by the City of Peterborough again this year to be the "Official Flag Bearers" in the Canada Day Parade. We were pleased to have the Electric City Maroon and White Special Needs Hockey Program join us for this event to help carry the flags.  We had a great time, as usual. Many thanks to everyone who participated and to Jim & Sharon Legon for having your classic car in the parade. 

A big THANK YOU to the City of Peterborough for asking us to carry the flags again.  We were so grateful and proud to represent our city, our provinces, our territories and our great country of Canada.

THANK YOU to Lisa Mills, the Komets' Special Events Co-ordinator, for participating in the planning of this event and for keeping those red pails filled with lollipops.

Special thanks to the players who volunteered to carry the flags and those players who handed out the treats.

THANK YOU as well, City of Peterborough, for your generous Community Investment Grants to our program over the last several years.

The Komets and Electric City were BLAZING...together!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Komets Sight-Impaired Goaltender Launches his new Book

Carol and I were honoured today to be invited to the launch of Robert McGregor's recently published book, A Journey of a Thousand Steps. Robert is a sight-impaired goaltender with the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.
In his book, Robert recounts his battle with cancer, a kidney transplant, his vision problems and how he has overcome these obstacles.
Robert's family and many of his friends were on hand at the McGregor cottage to celebrate the occasion.
CONGRATULATIONS, Robert! You have been such an inspiration to so many people including Carol and me and all your Komets teammates, coaches and volunteers. 

We are all so very proud of you, Robert!!!
The author, Robert McGregor
Robert with his Aunt Marg and his father John

Robert with his family members

The Book

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Kawartha Komets Founder Honoured by City of Peterborough

Mayor Diane Therrien, Carol, David and Councillor Dean Pappas
The City of Peterborough held its annual Civic Awards event last night.  Carol & David Fisher were honoured to received one of the Community Betterment awards for their work with the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.
It should have been just Carol at the podium because she founded the organization and spends countless hours each week to ensure that girls, boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopment challenges can play the game they love...HOCKEY!
Many thanks to whoever it was who nominated us and to the members of our Board of Directors who attended the ceremony to show their support. What a special way to celebrate the completion of our 10th season!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this special needs hockey program such a success!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Kawartha Komets' Meteors Player Wins GOLD

Kawartha Komets Meteors player, Stone Shearer, dropped by the registration table at the Evinrude Centre on June 1st to proudly show us the Gold Medal he won at the Special Olympics Youth Games in Toronto in May.

Stone, along with several other Komets players, plays for the Special Olympics Peterborough Wolves who won GOLD in floor hockey at the Youth Games.

CONGRATULATIONS, Stone, and all the Peterborough Wolves!
VOLUNTEERS...the backbone, the lifeblood, the sustaining force, the joyful cheerleaders of any successful organization. 

Three of these amazing people were manning the table at our Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program Registration Day at the Evinrude Centre on Saturday, June 1st. 

Many thanks to (from left to right) Nancy McCarthy, Jill Duncan and Tia Fraser

We appreciate your willingness to help out so very much!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Peterborough Wolves Win GOLD at Special Olympics Youth Games

CONGRATULATIONS to the Special Olympics Peterborough Wolves floor hockey team for winning GOLD at the Special Olympics Youth Games in Toronto. 
Many of the Wolves also play ice hockey for the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program. Brandon Allen (Vansickle), Jacob Zitman, Ryan Blinn, Kyle Johnson, Stone Shearer & Quinten Over all play for the Komets while Michael Brioux and Dylan Armstrong are Komets alumni members. 
We are very proud of all of you!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monthly Charitable Giving Through Canada Helps

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program has several donors who regularly support our athletes through the Canada Helps program. 

Discover how the Canada Helps program works by clicking here! 

Canada Helps takes a very small percentage of your donation and takes care of issuing the official income tax receipt.

As the Kawartha Komets is a registered charitable organization, you can donate directly to the Komets and receive an official receipt or...you can make your donation through Canada Helps which saves the Komets some administrative work.

Through Canada Helps you can arrange to make monthly donations to the Kawartha Komets.  Click on the link below for more information regarding monthly donations.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can invest in the lives of our athletes.

Our players, families, coaches, trainers, volunteers, bench support staff and board members thank you for your investment in our program.

THANK YOU!!!     

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Overstock Liquidation Charity Garage Sale

MAY 17th, 18th and 19th, 2019
Be sure to drop by the Overstock Liquidation Charity Garage Sale this weekend. Friday, May 17th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sale will take place at 1700 5th Line, Selwyn at the corner of Lakefield Road and 5th Line...just north of the old Giant Tiger location.
100% of the proceeds will go to Overstock's Housing Initiative for Adults with Disabilities.
A very worthy cause! See you there!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Kawartha Komets REGISTRATION FORM for the 2019-2020 Season

The new 2019-2020 Registration Forms for the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program are now available online.

Please click here for the 2019-2020 Registration Form. THANK YOU! 

Registration Fees are only $300.00 per season.  

REGISTRATION is ALWAYS OPEN.  You're never too late!

In this, our 11th season, we have kept our registration fee at a very affordable price which now includes a very comprehensive insurance package.

If you have any questions about registration, please give Carol a call @ (705) 750-0655 (office) or (705) 868-8825 (cell)

NOTE:  Our REGISTRATION DAY will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Evinrude Centre.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Kawartha Komets 10th Anniversary Year-End Banquet

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program celebrated the completion of our 10th Anniversary Season at our year-end banquet on Saturday, May 4th at Rhema Christian School.

The Komets had 4 teams with a total of 64 players for our 10th season.

Our players enjoyed the visit by Critters for Hire (see photos) and a demonstration by Blades of Glory (see photo).

Each player received a certificate of recognition from the Government of Ontario signed by our local MPP David Smith and a beautiful 10th Anniversary medallion.

We want to thank everyone who made our 10th Anniversary season the success that it was.  A big THANK YOU to our primary sponsor, Mary McGee, and our associate sponsor, Hobies Sports.  Thank you to our players, families, care givers, coaches, trainers, bench support staff, volunteers, referees and board members.  Thank you's to all the individuals, businesses and other organizations who made donations.  THANK YOU to the City of Peterborough for the Community Investment Grant of $7,500 and the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (Moustache Fund) for your grant of $2,350.  Thank you to the CN Railroaders for your donation of $500 in recognition of your former employee, Kevin Smith, who is a coach, trainer, Co-ordinator of Volunteers and a board member of the Kawartha Komets.

We had a great time celebrating at the banquet and now we begin preparations for the 2019-2020 season.

The Komets have been BLAZING for 10 years and we continue to grow...and BLAZE!!!

Demonstration by Blades of Glory

Meteors player, Stone Shearer. with Head Coach Josh Reesor

Saturns player, Stephanie Smith, with coaches Kevin Smith and Joanne Haacke

Critters for Hire brought their animals

Baby Ducks from Critters for Hire

10th Anniversary Medallions

We had close to 150 people at Rhema Christian School

Meteors player, Richard Mack, with coaches Sophie Leduc and Josh Reesor

Phoenix Player, Bailey Gibson, with coaches Kevin Smith and Adam White

Galaxy player, Peter Dykstra, with his head coach Jeff Botuik (right) and Kevin Smith