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IJack Community Connection

IN THE COMMUNITY

OIL CAPS COMMUNITY CONNECTION

The Virden Oil Capitals Hockey Club, in partnership with IJack Technologies, are proud to involve our team in Virden and the surrounding communities.
Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events.

From “I Love to Read Month” in local schools, to Breakfast Club, Can Skate and minor hockey practices. The Caps are committed to giving back to the community that supports them.

Every Friday, IJack Technologies will proudly present the Oil Caps Community Connection, a recap of events held in the community that week and a look ahead at future events.

If you would like representation from our team at your event please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com

2018-2019 Updates

Oct. 19, 2018

Oil Caps Ben Dalke, Tanner Andrew, Evan Vinterlik and Brayden Pawluk assisted Habitat for Humanity in putting the finishing touches on drywall and interiors.

Oct. 13, 2018

The Oil Caps attended Family Skate night at the Tundra Oil and Gas Place. They took time to skate with kids and visit with fans!

Oct. 9, 2018

The Oil Caps participated in the Virden Junior High Annual Terry Fox Run! They met lots of fans both running and skating!

Sept. 14, 2018

Some of the Virden Oil Capitals players attended the Goulter School PAC Movie night helping to sell popcorn and drinks, also meeting lots of young fans!

Sept. 21, 2018

Virden Oil Caps attended the Oak Lake Community school to be part in their Terry Fox Run! they had a great time with the kids for a great cause!

2017-2018 Updates

Sept. 29, 2017

The Virden Oil Capitals were busy to kick off the 2017-2018 MJHL season as they’ve been ‘out and about’ in the community.

Here’s a brief recap of what the Oil Caps have been doing as of late in the community…

– We visited Mary Montgomery School

– We visited Goulter School

– We took part in the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike Event!

– We helped out with the Terry Fox Run

– Alongside Cst.Ashley Leifso, we participated in the RCMP monthly visit to a local school

– We also delivered season tickets to members of the community!

*We’ll have more updates throughout the year!

 

Oct. 14, 2017

The Virden Oil Capitals were busy to kick off the 2017-2018 MJHL season as they’ve been ‘out and about’ in the community.

Here’s a brief recap of what the Oil Caps have been doing as of late in the community…

– We helped out with a local bingo night

– We bagged groceries at Valleyview Coop in Virden

– We participated in student leadership conference

– We handed out some banners to local businesses!

– We also joined forces with Virden Minor Hockey and will be attending most of their respective team’s practices and will be at their games when time permits.

*We’ll have more updates throughout the year!

 

Nov. 1, 2017

The Virden Oil Capitals, in partnership with IJack Technologies, continue to be ‘connected in the community’.

Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events. From “I Love to Read Month” in local schools to the “Breakfast Club” to the club’s ongoing connection with minor hockey and its mentor coaching program, the Oil Caps are committed to giving back to the community that supports them.

On Oct. 5, a few members of the Oil Caps spent some time bagging groceries at Valleyview Co-op in Virden, while veteran forward Dylan Thiessen took part in a Manitoba Student Leadership Conference a week later (Oct. 12). On that same day, Kirklan Lycar, Morgan Magwood, Alexander Leonidas and Hunter Cloutier helped at a local bingo at the Sherwood Personal Care Home.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, members of the club handed out gameday fliers to classrooms at both Virden Junior High and Mary Montgomery School.

And on Halloween (Tuesday, Oct. 31) Oil Caps players prepared and handed out candy to local kids at the entrance way of Tundra Oil and Gas Place.

Not only that, the team also helped a local citizen move on the same day!

The Oil Caps organization is committed to helping its community whenever it can, says Jamie Hodson, director of business and hockey operations for the hockey club.

“We love to interact with the community,” he said. “We know how important it is for our players to give back to those that support us. The fan support of the Oil Capitals is loyal and unwavering and we want to make sure our supporters know how appreciative we are of them because they’re vital to our success both on and off the ice.”

If you would like representation from our team at your event, please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com.

 

Nov. 16, 2017

As the 2017-2018 MJHL season continues to roll along, so do the Virden Oil Capitals both on the ice and off.

In partnership with IJack Technologies, the Oil Caps remain committed to being ‘connected in the community’.

Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events. Earlier this week, several members of the Oil Caps were out and about in the community handing out team banners to several local businesses, including Chicken Chef, Comfort Inn, Fountain Tire and Guild Insurance.

“It’s nice to see a sports entity such as the Oil Caps trying to be as much a part of the community as the businesses that operate within it,” said Virden Chicken Chef owner Brent Plaisier.

From events such as “I Love to Read Month” to the Breakfast Club to Can Skate and its minor hockey involvement, the club is dedicated to giving back to the community.

If you would like representation from our team at your event, please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com.

 

Dec. 8, 2017

The Virden Oil Capitals were busy connecting with the community as of late.

The back half of the month of November included a jam-packed schedule for the Oil Caps players, which included several members of the team taking part in the “Battle of the Books” incentive reading program start up party at Virden Junior High.

Players also took part in a Recycle Everywhere MJHL school ambassador program visit to Goulter School. During the school visit, players delivered a positive message about beverage container recycling.

Members of the club also took part in a monthly visit to a local school along with Cst. Ashley Leifso of the RCMP. Working together, RCMP officers and Oil Caps players delivered a positive message to students, youth and community residents at Virden Collegiate.

Members of the team also had a Boston Pizza lunch with Cory

Some of the Oil Caps players visited Oak Lake recently to participate in a Santa brunch and public skate.

Barkley, who was the season ticket draw winner who had the opportunity to have a sit-down meal with some of his favourite Oil Caps.

Some of the players also participated in a Santa brunch and public skate at Oak Lake!

The Oil Capitals hockey club, in partnership with IJack Technologies, remain committed to giving back to the community of Virden and the surrounding area that supports them.

Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events.

If you would like representation from our team at your event please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com.

Jan. 19, 2018

The Virden Oil Capitals continue to showcase their community spirit this season!

Mid-December included members of the organization participating in a Canada 150 Skate at Oak Lake, a Santa Skate with CANSkaters and a skate with students at Mary Montgomery School. Players also helped out with the Red Apple Christmas Toy Drive, the Virden Army Cadet Santa Brunch and the local Christmas Cheer!

The Oil Caps visited Virden Collegiate recently to help promote Recycle Everywhere!

Members of the club also participated in a Recycle Everywhere school visit at Virden Collegiate, where players handed out T-shirts, vouchers and said a few positive words about recycling!

Now that the holiday season is behind us, the Oil Caps are beginning to gear up to help the community some more in 2018! Currently, the club continues to help with local minor hockey practices and is planning on doing so much more in the community in the coming weeks ahead!

The Oil Capitals hockey club, in partnership with IJack Technologies, remain committed to giving back to the community of Virden and the surrounding area that supports them.

Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events.

If you would like representation from our team at your event please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com.

February, 2018

The Oil Caps were very busy during the month of February as the club continues to showcase its community spirit this season.

The Oil Caps kicked off the month with a Recycle Everywhere school visit on Feb. 5 at Virden Junior High. During the school visit, players delivered a positive message about beverage container recycling.

The team also continued to help out with local minor hockey practices and school skates, including a Redvers minor hockey practice on Feb. 8, a school skate at Goulter School on Feb. 14, a family skate in Kenton on Feb. 19 and a Deloraine minor hockey practice on Feb. 20. Members of the club also helped out with a squirt hockey tourney on Feb. 25 which included players handing out pennants and running the score clock.

Meanwhile, February is I Love To Read Month so that meant members of the Oil Caps spent countless hours at various schools in the area – this included visits to Virden’s Mary Montgomery School on Feb. 8 and 9, Birdtail School on Feb. 12, Miniota on Feb. 15, Hamiota on Feb. 20, Souris on Feb. 21 as well as Birtle and Melita stops on Feb. 26.

Members of the team also participated in a Boston Pizza ‘Pizza Party’ with local kids on Feb. 25.

The Oil Capitals hockey club, in partnership with IJack Technologies, remain committed to giving back to the community of Virden and the surrounding area that supports them.

Each hockey season, the Oil Caps volunteer hundreds of hours of their time to both hockey and non-hockey related events.

If you would like representation from our team at your event please email us at marketing@oilcapshockey.com.

 

 

Photos from past events where Oil Caps players have been involved….

Christmas Cheer

Goalie Clinic

World of Floor Hockey Champions

Before and After School Program Skate

World of Floor Hockey at the Junior Hockey School

World of Floor Hockey at the Junior Hockey School

Treat or Treating at Tundra Oil & Gas Place with the Caps handing out candy!!

Caps enjoying the Junior High School Annual Terry Fox Run/Skate at the Tundra Oil & Gas Place

Oil Caps players joining Virden Ford to deliver season tickets to the elementary schools

Oil Caps players out in the community at a welcome back to school family movie night at Mary Montgomery School

Oil Caps visiting Goulter and Mary Montgomery schools handing out Caps bracelets, posters and tattoos!