The gym was pumping with our guest DJ and we were honored to have a celebrity guest join us to open up the tournament. Meaghan Mikkelson, National Women’s Hockey Team, opened with a motivational speech and sharing of two Olympic Gold Medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. Her speech had our school population, visiting players, coaches, and sponsors on the edge of their seats engaged in laughter and tears. Following the speech, we had an acapella version of Oh Canada followed by Meaghan’s celebrity puck drop.
Each school was guaranteed two games in the round robin format. The top teams from each division played for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. When teams weren’t playing they were participating with other teams exploring Physical Vocabulary with Trickster Theatre, sharing community learning with other classrooms within North Haven School. It was a storybook ending to the day with North Haven winning the gold medal with a goal in the last minute of play against Team Rosedale (silver). Calgary Christian took home the Bronze in an exhilarating win over Team Rosemont. We were all winners on multiple levels that day and as a large community, together, we proudly presented a cheque to Jumpstart on April 1 for $10 089.21... so ALL kids can play!
Shauna Gooliaff is a Learning Leader and PE Specialist at North Haven School. Passionate about sports and giving kids authentic opportunities. An idea’s person who likes to have fun and loves teaming with encouraging, enthusiastic people who have an eye for detail and excel at paperwork.
Alison Bates-Church – Acting AP, NHS. Passionate about student learning and student success. Enjoys spending time with family and friends! Loves to spend time outside, especially playing ultimate frisbee!
Lisa McConnell – Learning Leader, 5/6 Teacher, NHS - Lisa McConnell dedicates herself to school-based projects like North Haven's Floor Hockey Tournament for Jump Start in order to encourage students to develop skills to think ethically and to grow as ethical citizens.
Judy Bowman – Grade ¾ Teacher, NHS – loyal, enthusiastic, encouraging, and committed to students and creating a positive environment.
Brandi Burns – Grade 2/3 Teacher at NHS: Energetic, Generous, Helpful, Hard-Working, Supportive. Loves the Calgary Flames!
Shane Spriggs –grade 4 teacher and Learning Leader at Simons Valley School. Student Learning, Innovation, Creativity, Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Literacy, wanna be tech nerd and all about giving students authentic, fun opportunities.
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