At the beginning I first started out as a “hockey mom” a few years ago with one of my favourite little hockey players Ryan.
My son Ryan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 11 months of age and we were told he would probably never walk let alone play hockey.
Nothing ceases to amazes me as he is now 9yrs old and not only walks but has a huge love for hockey and for life itself for that matter.
Nothing seems to hold this little guy back and when he said he wanted to play hockey I said “Alright, let’s do it!!”
Electric City Maroon & White is not only a hockey team. It’s a huge extended family of caring, supporting and wonderful individuals that just want to play hockey, make new friends, develop new skills and have fun.
I love the crazy hustle and bustle, the busy weekends prepping for events, working long and hard hours at fundraisers or hanging out in cold arenas because when all I see are smiles on everyone’s faces and giving them the opportunities that they might not of had, its all worth it in the long run!!
I’m a very compassionate person and absolutely love what we do and I love our mission statement “Everybody plays”!! Every child and or adult deserves to play no matter what their ability is and I’m honoured to be be part of an organization that allows that opportunity!
Hmmm about me…
Well Im a mother of three incredible children two boys
and one girl which Id have to say are my biggest joys in life. I work full-time in health care field and absolutely love it. Between balancing hectic hockey schedules, dance lessons,swimming lessons, baseball, soccer etc..
I also have a huge passion for volunteering and helping
others as much as I can. One great thing is my children, as well as my loving
hubby, love to jump in and participate in the fun! I definitely wouldn’t be able to do it all without the love, and support of my husband Cary Vlaad, whom has been my rock through it all.
mother with a child with Cerebral Palsy is seeing the absolute excitement on my
child’s face when scoring his first goal!
Proud mother moment!!