A second “Heat in the Street” community block party and street hockey game was held Aug. 5 in the parking lot of Blue Jay Elementary School, attracting a crowd of more than 200 kids, parents, volunteers and emergency response personnel from fire, police and ambulance.
In addition to the hockey games, other activities included an obstacle course and scavenger hunt, a hockey skills challenge hosted by the Abbotsford Heat, and tours of emergency vehicles.
The objective of the Heat in the Street program is to improve connections between Abbotsford’s emergency responders and the community members they serve, while promoting the many benefits of sports.
Funding was provided by the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the True Sport Foundation enabling the organizers to purchase sports equipment to supply the participants.
Heat in the Street continues with the third and final event on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at W.A. Fraser Middle School.