Power Play is a free, weekly drop-in hockey (winter) and soccer (summer) program that engages youth ages six to 17 and their families. The program helps foster trust and understanding between youth and police to diverse and marginalized Calgary communities. Power Play hockey and soccer provides children the opportunity to learn and experience basic hockey/soccer skills while interacting with Calgary Police officers in a safe and supportive environment. It provides Calgary’s vulnerable youth healthy sport related activities during the critical after-school hours, the time they are most frequently exposed to high-risk and criminal behaviour.
Average Number of Participants Per Week
Participants are provided with free ice time at Max Bell Arena and play soccer at various facilities in Calgary.
Average Number of Volunteers Per Week
Participants are provided with equipment, transportation and healthy snacks to ensure the program is accessible for everyone
Elementary Schools in Forest Lawn Served by Power Play
Vesko came to Power Play facing some personal struggles. He was lonely and was searching for friendship and connection.
Vesko had never skated before coming to Power Play but was eager to learn! Through his strength and perseverance, Vesko is now a great skater and regularly engages fellow participants in games on the ice.
Vesko has also really come out of his shell at Power Play. He has made a ton of new friends on and off the ice, and prides himself on never leaving anyone out of the fun.
Learn more about Vesko’s Power Play experience in this special featured video (left).