Cancer is one of those things that seems to have affected everyone directly or indirectly in some way. The team at the World’s Longest Hockey Game has been working hard since 2003 to organize this fundraiser, one of the most successful events in the history of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. We did out part today by taking a few aerial photos of the event out at Saiker’s Acres, located just east of Sherwood Park.
The World’s Longest Hockey Game has raised over $2,000,000 since its inception in 2003, with the 2011 game being the most successful, raising a whopping $1,100,000!
When we arrived at the event today, it was in full swing with some great music blasting to keep the players going in the cold. I know it was far colder last night, but even at -14 degrees my hands froze in just over 12 minutes of flight. I can’t imagine what it’s like for the players that also suffer from cold hands and feet like me!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the World’s Longest Hockey Game, hopefully you will have a chance to get down there soon. The event runs from February 6-16, 2015, and there is everything from a warming shack, band, and hot food, to a large outdoor fire pit area, grandstands, and the heroes out on the ice that are making this event a reality.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these aerial photos of this Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser, and if you are able to donate, you can do so here.