Tagged: Five Hole for Food

Help Support a Table Hockey Extravaganza 0

Help Support a Table Hockey Extravaganza

Join us on September 20th and 21st as we support the Vancouver Table Hockey Extravaganza, hosted by Pucked in the Head  in Robson Square. Now, you may be asking yourself, why table hockey? Excellent question, reader. As event organizer, Andrew Delbaere explained, there is a very real social aspect to table hockey. While video games can still be solo endeavours, table games can bring almost anyone out of their shell. Looking for a fun ad social event, Jason Kurylo was inspired to launch his Table Hockey Extravaganza by Canada’s own Five Hole for Food, using sport to do some good....

Five Hole for Food: The Home Stretch 1

Five Hole for Food: The Home Stretch

After two weeks of driving across Canada and with more than 100,000 lbs. of food raised to date for local food banks, Five Hole for Food is back in BC. Richard and the gang are at Saanich Plaza in Victoria on Friday, July 19th, before winding up the tour on Granville Street in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20th. Bring a stick, your food donation… and play hockey for food.

Five Hole for Food 2013: Canada, will you play hockey for food? 0

Five Hole for Food 2013: Canada, will you play hockey for food?

We’re in St. John’s, Newfoundland, set to embark on our 4th Annual Five Hole for Food Summer Tour. Thinking about the last four years, time sure has flown by. From our humble beginnings in 2010 to our 133,000LBS tour total in 2012, Five Hole for Food is bursting with possibility and potential for this 2013 tour – and the puck drops this afternoon. Once again, we’re traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast, stopping in 13 cities across Canada and raising food donations and funds for 13 different food banks. Our goal this year? 250,000 lbs. of food....

Five Hole for Food: Back Home 0

Five Hole for Food: Back Home

After 17 days of driving across the great country that is Canada and raising more than 30,000 lbs of food donations for local food banks in 12 different cities, Richard Loat and the Five Hole for Food crew are finally back in BC and gearing up for their big finale on Granville St. on Saturday, July 9. Quite simply, the 2011 Five Hole for Food tour has been a rousing success. “Personally it’s just been an incredibly journey to see how far we’ve been able to come since starting the organization a mere 15 months ago,” Richard says. “It’s humbling...

2nd Five Hole for Food Tour Kicks Off Today 0

2nd Five Hole for Food Tour Kicks Off Today

When Richard Loat and the Five Hole for Food crew landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the first things they did were to visit Cape Spear, the very eastern-most point in North America,dip a hockey stick in the Atlantic Ocean, and then get screeched in. With these symbolic acts, the second Five Hole for Food tour kicked off. Last year’s inaugural tour was a great success – FHFF, a series of street hockey games played in various cities across the country to raise food and food bank awareness for the local food banks, raised 6,000 lbs. of food in 2010 –...

Wanted: CHB Readers Who Will Play Hockey for Food 4

Wanted: CHB Readers Who Will Play Hockey for Food

As Richard mentioned yesterday, we’re helping to recreate some of the magic from the 2010 Winter Olympics this Saturday, February 12th. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and Five Hole for Food are setting up a couple of street hockey rinks on the corner of Granville and Robson, open to anyone and everyone to play. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society will also be on-site to collect donations. To make things interesting, we at CHB have agreed to a mini-tournament involving some of your favorite Canucks bloggers: Canucks Corner, Pass It To Bulis and Head to the Net. 3:00 –...

2010 Olympics Anniversary Celebration: Centre Ice on Granville 2

2010 Olympics Anniversary Celebration: Centre Ice on Granville

It is not a well known fact, but the moment that inspired the birth of Five Hole for Food was actually a game during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. Amidst the widespread patriotism and 14 days of straight celebration it was a road hockey game that planted a seed that would one day grow to be a cross-Canada trip. During the Olympics there was a ball hockey game played outside the Molson Canadian Hockey House. To the left was a giant screen on the side of the Ontario Pavilion which broadcast the Women’s Gold Medal hockey game. To the right...

Five Hole For Food: It Starts Tonight 0

Five Hole For Food: It Starts Tonight

By now, you’ve hopefully heard of Five Hole For Food, a cross-country food fundraiser organized by CHB’s own Richard Loat. If you haven’t, here’s the trailer: Finally the puck drops tonight just outside of Montreal with the beneficiary being the NDG Food Depot. With a lot of help from Kyle Roussel of Cow Hide and Rubber fame, the Habs organization (who donated a team-signed stick to give away), and numerous other sponsors, friends and fellow bloggers, the game should be a good time… and all for a good cause!

Five Hole for Food 2

Five Hole for Food

Some of you may have noticed my absence from the blog lately, and it’s because there’s something very exciting in the works. I’m organizing an event called Five Hole for Food. I’m driving from Montreal to Vancouver playing road hockey in the two aforementioned cities as well as Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria, raising food for local food banks. The trip spans nine cities in eleven days and sees us start in Montreal on June 29th and ending in Vancouver on July 9th. We’re proudly backed by Molson Canadian as our presenting sponsor and Boston Pizza and...