A Special Day – Street Hockey & Community Spirit

On June 8, 2024, friends, family and hockey teammates gathered for the eighth annual Seaside Magazine’s Help Fill a Dream Charity Road Hockey Tournament. The day dawned bright and sunny, and it was clear that everyone was excited to participate in this amazing annual event once again. Competition was fierce, community support was strong and donations were generous – at the end of the event, $16,150 had been raised for Help Fill a Dream.

This year’s Dream Recipient was six-year-old Magnus from Central Saanich, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. Help Fill a Dream has assisted Magnus and his family in obtaining a number of pieces of mobility and medical equipment to make life just a little easier. On Saturday, Magnus and his family received assistance to install a ceiling tracking system which provides a safe and efficient way to move Magnus around his home, improving his quality of life and promting independence. Help Fill A Dream plays a critical role in providing funding to families for medical equipment, medicines and therapies. Magnus does have a Dream: he wants to go to Disneyland, and when he is ready Help Fill A Dream will be there to make that Dream come true.

This annual event proved once again what an amazing community we live in. Thank you to all who were a part of this special day.

1. Winners Peninsula Panthers, who donated their prize money back to Help Fill a Dream
2. Local kids bounce in the Family Fun Zone!
3. Help Fill a Dream Executive Director Craig Smith
4. Dream recipient Magnus with dad Jordan
5. Seaside Magazine’s Sue Hodgson, Leslie Hunter and Jim Pullen, Help Fill a Dream Board of Directors
6. Competition was fierce as teams vied for the infamous Dream Cup
7. Tons amazing of volunteers helped the day go off without a hitch!
8. A little one tries his aim in the Family Fun Zone
9. Victoria Shamrocks mascot Rocky the Raccoon with Dream Recipient Magnus
10. Tunneling through the Family Fun Zone
11. The Kids Tournament, with help from the Superheroes of Victoria and local mascots
12. All smiles with Rapunzel and Cinderella from Enchanted Fables Princess Parties
13. Battling it out!
14. Victoria Royals mascot Marty the Marmot with a fan

Photos by Tanya Murchie

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