Lorne Badder passed away on April 22, 2017, at the age of 61 years with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Flo of 37 years. 2 son’s Randy ( Shawna), Jamie (Courtenay) step grandson Daniel, his Grand daughter Kiyah, the love of his life, and numerous extended family and friends.
Lorne served the minor hockey community as an active member for over 30 years. He held several different positions with Fort Garry Fort Rouge Area Association including Vice President of 8A1-12, Suspension Director, as well as a representative to the Winnipeg West League for both Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Hockey Association and Pembina Trail. His last position was Vice President of the Winnipeg West League, which he held for many years. He also volunteered as coach and or manager for many of the teams on which his boys played.
Lorne was passionate for the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and time at the country home. A celebration of Lorne’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, donations may be made to: Hockey Winnipeg’s Dianne Woods Memorial Player Assistance Fund c/o Hockey Winnipeg, 13 – 1100 Waverley St, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 3X9, 204-784-5454 (cheques payable to Hockey Winnipeg).
Hockey Winnipeg is proud to announce Garth Nolan, Past President of River East Minor Hockey Association as our newest Life Member, recognizing an outstanding commitment to the sport of hockey in the city of Winnipeg. Garth (center) is flanked by President, Chris Hall and Life Member, Tom Wilson.
Hockey Winnipeg is happy to welcome Ian McArton as the new Program Coordinator. Ian comes to Hockey Winnipeg from the University of Winnipeg’s Athletic Department and Special Olympics Manitoba. He has begun his new role as of April 3, 2017.
Ian grew up playing Hockey in Winnipeg and went on to coach for eight seasons in the city. He is excited to apply his passion for the game and use his experience working with volunteers, managing events and developing athletes to serve the Hockey community.
The online film called “The Ride Home” was created for this campaign. It offers parents and kids a first-hand look at an uncomfortable situation that some children find themselves in when their athletic performance doesn’t meet their parent’s expectations. While many parents feel they are teaching their kids “life lessons,” in reality they are taking the joy and fun out of sport.
In addition, The Ride Home website provides practical advice for parents on how to handle the ride home (and other issues in your child’s sporting life) in a positive manner.