GREY BRUCE FALCONS

About Grey Bruce Falcons


Our Foundation was established in 2008 to give intellectually challenged athletes in Grey and Bruce Counties and the surrounding area an opportunity to play hockey regardless of gender, age or ability. We endeavor to give our players a sense of community involvement, which in the past was limited to observing and not participating.



Principles of the Grey/Bruce Special Hockey Foundation:

  • To Have Fun!!!
  • Provide an accessible and inclusive hockey experience
  • Develop individual and team hockey skills
  • Promote a sense of teamwork




Our program gives these exceptional individuals a chance to form close and lasting friendships with their peers and allows them to learn about sportsmanship and fair play. The players are able to develop at their own pace with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers who emphasize fun while learning. The Falcons are part of an organization called Special Hockey International. SHI was originally started by a gentleman in North York, ON in 1970 with 2 players. Since then, SHI has grown to over 30 teams in North America and 2 teams in London, England. The Falcons play a small number of home and away games during the season. All games are played solely for the sake of having fun. There are no off-sides or icings and the final score is always questionable, so everyone is a winner. Each spring, SHI holds a year-end tournament that is hosted by a different team each year. Because of the hard work of our players and volunteers, the Falcon have been able to attend the annual SHI tournament every year except for England in 2012. This year we will be attending our 6th tournament in Ottawa from Mar 18-21.


Funding:

The Grey/Bruce Special Hockey Foundation is committed to providing a hockey program for Intellectually Challenged individuals at as low a cost as possible. The low registration fee does not come close to covering our expenses. We receive no government grants and as such are always looking for sponsorships, donations or other financial help.


We are now a registered Canadian Charity and will issue tax receipts.

Reg. # 8341 4516 RR0001