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Whalers Against Racism

  Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association stands behind the Halifax Hawks and agree there is no place for racism in hockey or in our society. We as an association want to show our support to Halifax and to any of our members who have been on the receiving end of discrimination.   To show our support and to help combat racism in our sport, we will be having Whalers Against Racism helmet stickers printed this week that will be provided to all Dartmouth Whalers members and distributed to each team.   Also this week while we work on distributing stickers, we are asking all teams to show their support by players taping their stick this week with red hockey tape. We ask that parents and coaches take this opportunity to talk about the importance of combating racism with our players, educating our youth is an important step in removing it.   If you hear a racist or discriminatory comment on or off the ice, speak up.   Call it out.   Report it.   It does not belong in hockey and it does not belong in our society       #WhalersAgainstRacism   Dartmouth Whalers Executive Board
Dec 4, 2021

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NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED BY PROVINCE FOR CHILDREN AGE 11 AND YOUNGER

Please see below email from Hockey NS regarding new travel restrictions announced today by the NS Government for players age 11 and younger   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Good afternoon everyone,  Earlier today, the province announced that effective immediately, there are new restrictions on out-of-province travel for children age 11 and younger for the purpose of participating in sports, arts, culture events. Children age 11 and younger are also restricted from entering Nova Scotia for these activities. Individuals, businesses and organizations in Nova Scotia cannot host sports games, competitions and tournaments that include children 11 and younger from outside the province as participants. They also cannot participate in these types of events outside Nova Scotia. These restrictions will remain in place until at least early January and will be re-evaluated then. Children can continue to travel to attend these types of events as spectators. They can continue to travel for regular practices, lessons and rehearsals, which is lower risk because they are interacting with the same group all the time. All other travel restrictions remain in place. They are detailed here. To read the complete release from the province, please click here. These measures are in place to ensure that we can continue to keep playing. Thank you all for your hard work and continued support. Sincerely, Amy WalshExecutive DirectorHockey Nova Scotia   Arnie Farrell President Hockey Nova Scotia Garreth MacDonaldCommunications & Special Events DirectorHockey Nova Scotia259 Commodore DriveDartmouth, NS, B3B 0M1902.454.9400hockeynovascotia.ca

Dec 1, 2021

Coach Development Session Dec 5th

We are excited to kick of our first Coach Development Session of the 20221-2022 season.  This session is open to all Dartmouth Whaler coaches. Please note if you are attending you must register at the below link   Coach Development Session #1   Date: Dec 5th   Time: 7-8:30 pm   Location: RBC Multi Purpose Room   Audience- All Whaler coaches                 Please pre-register   Presenter: Jon Greenwood- Associate Coach Saint Mary's Men's Hockey Team   Topic: Defence Development: Working on skills required to play defence and incorporating into practices   REGISTER NOW

Nov 27, 2021

HRM Notification regarding RBC Rink A ice removal

Good Afternoon Just a quick note to inform everyone that we have received notification that we will be losing Rink A at the RBC center as of November 28th. We have just received the below notification this morning and we will be working hard with HRM, Nustadia/ RBC Centre, our executives and other rinks to see if there is a possibility to relocate teams to help us absorb all of our ice times. Please know we are aware andwe are being diligent in figuring it all out.  As for now, plan to have your teams on the ice for their regular times up to and including Sunday November 28th, 2021. We will have more discussions this coming weekend and once we know more, we will send out an update. Thank you for your patience. Dartmouth Whalers Board ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Excerpt from HRM Parks & Recreation November 26th Email  Due to the emergency need to address homelessness in HRM, Regional Council authorized the CAO to implement a range of emergency shelter accommodations. Persons have been housed at the Gray arena on an emergency basis since mid-September resulting in all dry floor bookings, including lacrosse and ball hockey being cancelled.  The municipality is procuring modular units to provide accommodations for those individuals currently being housed in the Gray. Unexpected delays pushed out the expected date to have these modular units ready beyond the initially anticipated date. To accommodate a winter season for lacrosse and other dry floor sports, and with the continued use of the Gray arena as an emergency shelter, the municipality is removing one pad of ice (Pad A) from the RBC 4-pad effective midnight November 28th. Dry-floor rentals will commence December 6th. There are 26 ice pads in the municipality. The Gray arena is typically the only year-round dry-floor arena in Halifax. To ensure as complete a season for lacrosse as possible and to reduce potential for further disruption, bookings will be rescheduled through to the end of the winter season (March 31, 2022). Recognizing this will have an impact across all arenas and user groups we ask for patience and understanding from everyone as staff adjust bookings. We will aim to relocate and reschedule as many bookings as possible, with a priority on youth bookings however some ice bookings may not be able to be rescheduled and will be cancelled.

Nov 26, 2021