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Hockey for charity

Staff writers
March 18, 2012 — Employees of The Weather Network teamed up for a 3-on-3 hockey tournament in Oakville, Ontario to raise funds for low income families.

The Weather Network was happy to participate in the event
The Weather Network was happy to participate in the event

Oakville's Kerr Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) held its 5th annual 3on3 Road Hockey Tournament on St. Patrick's Day and The Weather Network was happy to take part in the festivities.

Proceeds from the event benefited Kerr Street Ministries and Home Suite Hope - Oakville-based charities that work with low income families within the community.

"People don't think of homelessness in Oakville because it's very invisible," says Janice Moro, executive director of Home Suite Hope.

"We've got families with absolutely no resources whatsoever - they're literally living out of their cars.

Right now in Halton region there's a 25-year wait list for affordable housing for families, so it's a major problem."

The weather was in full cooperation as dozens of teams took to the street in the name of a good cause.

Lyndsay Morrison, weather presenter and news writer at The Weather Network, says the day was a success.

"We all know that hockey is Canada's sport,'' she said, "so we thought it would be a good opportunity to get outside and enjoy the mild weather, while benefiting local charities. The Weather Network is based in Oakville, so this tournament was a perfect fit for us."

Since it was founded, the 3on3 Road Hockey Tournament has raised more than $50,000 for local charities.

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