Fort Frances minor hockey to hold AGM

By Natali Trivuncic
Staff Writer

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association (FFMHA) will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 18 via Google Meet. The link to the meeting has been posted on the FFMHA website and Facebook page.

Adam Scott, public relations coordinator for the FFMHA, said the main purpose of the AGM is to fill the positions that are up for election.

Those positions include president, ice scheduler, the public relations coordinator/ webmaster. As well as the six directors for each division.

“We’re always wanting some new faces and definitely want to see more people get involved,” Scott said. “I’m always hoping for lots of interest. We invite anyone that’s interested in coming on board and learning how the association operates from the inside.”

With public health measures and the uncertainty of the pandemic, Scott said the 2020/2021 season was very challenging.

“It was different, but we attempted to do that best that we could to put a season on for the kids,” Scott added. “It was a shortened season. We had some starts and stops but at the end of the day, the kids were on the ice and that’s what matters.”

Scott said they were lucky that they were able to even have a season play out almost like normal compared to other areas of the province.

After a year of uncertainties, many in the community are itching to be able to cheer on their children in the stands again and Scott said they are hoping for a ‘normal season’ but that those things are out of their control as an association.

Scott said once they have the AGM and filled out the positions, they will be able to move on to planning for the 2021/2022 season.

“We’ll shift our attention on the upcoming season, and we’ll plan for that with the information that we have at hand,” Scott said. “That was something that we became very adept at this past season was, changing things on the fly and attempting to navigate a completely different scenario than any of us would have ever thought we would have been in.”

With many positions to be filled, Scott encourages anyone in the community who is thinking of joining to give it a try.

“It’s such a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community,” Scott said. “It’s not always easy but at the end of the day, you can really feel like you’ve done something for the community.”

Scott said those interested can contact him or any other board members if they have any questions, concerns or are interested in one of the positions.