CHARITY – HEROS
Barb is one of the co-founders of HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society). HEROS started in 2001 at Britannia Ice Rink which is in the inner city of Vancouver, BC. It is a registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education self-esteem building and life skills training.
The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighborhoods. The program is conducted in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a HERO. HEROS is offered in every NHL city across Canada as well as on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia and in Belfast, Ireland. Barb continues to skate with the children every summer in the Vancouver flagship location and serves on the HEROS Board of Directors.