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Community Initiatives

Because of our emphasis to be servant leaders in the community involvement by the Bonnyville PONTIACS, our players have received and are awarded the best post-secondary scholarships available for 'leadership and community initiatives. Since 2013 the following players have been awarded major league scholarships:

Levi ANSELL - Hockey Canada Scholarship - 2012

Levi ANSELL - Nickerson Family Scholarship - 2012

Levi ANSELL - Friends of the AJHL Scholarship - 2012

Dan WEDMAN - Evolution Hockey Scholarship - 2013

Redford SWAN - Al McDonald Memorial Scholarship - 2015

Bobby McMANN - AJHL Inter Pipe-Line Scholarship - 2016

Evan WARMINGTON - Friends of the AJHL Scholarship - 2016

Grayson CONSTABLE - RBC Community Ambassador - 2018

Joel RAY - AJHL All-Academic Team 2018 - RBC Community Ambassador 2019 - WInner of the AJHL Inter Pipe-Line Scholarship - 2020

Lucas THORNE - AJHL All-Academic Team - 2019

Matt MCKIM - AJHL All-Academic Team - 2020

PONTIAC VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ( 7000 hours in the past four years)

  • Centennial School - teaching and mentoring grades 3 to 6 students once a week (600 plus man hours per year)
  • Dr. BROSSEAU School - Playground set-up
  • Annual Town of Bonnyville Cross-walk Safety Initiative - Halloween
  • Bonnyville Centralized High School’s “Santa’s Elves” Toy Drive
  • Lakeland Food Bank and Orion Esso Food Drive
  • Annual DUCLOS School Literary Program
  • Moose Lake Senior’s ‘boat launch removal’
  • 'Who You Going To Call When You Need Help?' - Bonnyville Senior’s ‘house moves’
  • Weekly Team Leadership Training / Meetings
  • Annual Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association coach mentorship
  • Annual Lakeland School District “Anti-Bullying” and "Respect" lectures/presentations - CNR Sponsored
  • Annual Kids Sport Fun Skates
  • Annual Kids Sport Awareness Road Hockey Games
  • Annual Bonnyville Community Learning Council Reading Initiative
  • Annual Strike Energy Group BMHA Coach and Player Mentorship
  • Annual Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association Goaltender Skills Clinics
  • BMHA "Developing Defensemen" Clinics
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association "Habits"
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association "Half Ice Practices"
  • Bonnyville Minor Hockey Assocation "Position Specific"
  • Annual Bonnyville Minor Hockey Association Coach Hot Stove
  • Hockey Alberta Game Day Coach Series
  • Bonnyville Boys and Girls Club 
  • Annual Town of Bonnyville Canada Day July Parade
  • Senior’s snow shoveling (seasonal)
  • Acklands Grainger "Point Man Initiative" for chariy
  • Bonnyville Hospital and Health Foundation - yearly fundraiser donation 
  • Season ticket drive (tickets to Corporate Sponsors)
  • Volunteer Appreciation (Bingos)
  • Annual Random Act of Kindness Event
  • Kid’s Right to Play Fundraiser
  • Dove Center Christmas Fundraiser
  • Kid Sport Right to Play Road Hockey Games
  • Bird House Fundraiser for the Bonnyville Food Bank
  • Annual Movember Prostate Cancer Fundraising
  • Bonnyville Fire Department - Burn Victims
  • Annual RCMP / SADD Awareness Celebrity Check-Stop
  • R.C.M.P. Victim Services
  • A and W Customer / Sponsor Appreciation
  • Annual Remembrance Day Tributes
  • Pumpkin Carving Fundraiser for the Bonnyville Food Bank
  • Annual BCHS Christmas Santa’s Elves Present Wrapping
  • Hockey Ministries International Chapel / Bonnyville Baptist Church - # 1 attended Hockey Ministries International Chapel in the World
  • “Dangers of Chewing Tobacco” Presentation
  • “Summary of You” - Resume Building Presentation
  • Long Time PONTIAC fan John Borders Funeral Honor Guard
  • Roger JALBERT Hospital visits
  • Annual MS Society Awareness and Fundraiser
  • Dennis and Rollie GERMAIN Tribute
  • STARZ Ambulance Gala and Fundraiser
  • 4 Wing Cold Lake Military Tributes
  • Hockey Alberta Pee Wee Girls Provincial Tournament
  • Cold Lake Minor Hockey Practice and Coach mentoring - Pee Wee AA Lakeland Panthers
  • Dr. BROSSEAU School - team versus student’s basketball games
  • RBC Novice Skills Clinics
  • Annual Alberta Public Health Community Immunization Campaign
  • Annual St. Paul "Walk of Hope" for Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Candle Vigil
  • Columbus House of Hope Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Duclos School Sports Day
  • Bird Houses for Charity Fundraiser
  • Walter Cabay's 90th Birthday / 65th Wedding Anniversary
  • Manville Minor Hockey Association
  • Cold Lake Minor Hockey Association 
  • Glendon Minor Hockey Association
  • Mr. Mike's "Lunch with your Favorite PONTIAC"
  • Mr. Mike's "Meet the Community Night"
  • Mr. Mikes "Tip a Pontiac" evening for charity
  • H.E. Bourgoin Breakfast Fundraiser "Bonnyville Family in Need"
  • School Presentations - "The Golden Rule"/ "Respect": Duclos, Notre Dame, BCHS, Glendon, Iron River, Ardmore, Kehewin, LeGoff, HE Bourgoin, Dr. Brousseau, C-School, Ecole Beau Des Lacs, St. Dominic (Cold Lake), Holy Cross (Cold Lake)
  • S.P.C.A. Fundraiser
  • Walter Cabay Honor Guard Tribute
  • Pierceland Minor Hockey Association
  • Redneck Society: Autism Awareness
  • Skate with 'special needs'
  • 'Walk A Mile in Her Shoes' Annual Fundraising event
  • Lakeland Special Olympics
  • Fort McMurray Evacuee BBQ Fundraiser
  • Elk Point Minor Hockey Association
  • Mallaig Minor Hockey Association
  • Ronald McDonald House Family Day Tournament
  • Alberta Health Services Influenza Campaign
  • "Read Aloud" - Dr. Brosseau School
  • Welcome Back to School Initiative
  • #What Keeps You Well event
  • World Sight Day Event
  • Dragonfly Sexual Assault Center - "Who do you tell program"
  • Oilmens Society Vegas Night Fundraiser
  • Oilmens Family Day Event

 

 

 

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