Airdrie Minor Hockey was incorporated as a not for profit Minor Sports Association in 1983. We have grown rapidly in size, just like our city has since that that.
In 2000 we had under 400 players and in 17 years our number has reached a whopping 1490 registrants from Midget AAA to Mighty Mites.
We see a steady growth rate of 10-12 per cent annually and could not keep up with that growth if it wasn’t for our incredible volunteer base. We have a volunteer board of directors consisting of 22 members as well as a 6 member executive board who governs the day to day business of the association.
Airdrie Minor Hockey has three paid employees, two full time and one part time.
Airdrie Minor Hockey members give back to the community on a regular basis but most notably as a whole during our annual “Lioness Hamper Program” and “Hockey Fights Hunger Campaign” All families at every level get together and contribute luxury items (socks, towels, pillows etc to our Lioness Hamper Program and also have a friendly competition of Hockey Fights Hunger collecting food for the program and the Airdrie Food Bank.
Our two new ice surfaces in the City of Airdrie came to fruition because of AMHA’s persistence and desire for continued development. We lobbied the City of Airdrie to speed up construction by three years and have come very close to paying off our capital commitment contribution of $469,000 towards this endeavour. We host an annual fundraiser (golf tournament or something similar) each season to continue the awareness of this initiative and to date have paid the City of Airdrie over $400,000. We look forward to starting this adventure all over again when our dream of a larger spectator friendly facility can be built with our financial support and member endorsement.
Airdrie Minor Hockey is proud to be one of the only associations in Alberta who mandates Fair Play. We believe that all players should be allowed to experience all situations and develop throughout the season and do best do that we require our coaches to follow the philosophy of All Player-All Lines-Every Opportunity.