Airdrie Minor Hockey was incorporated as a not for profit Minor Sports Association in 1983. We have grown rapidly in size, just like our city has since that date.
In 2000 we had under 400 players and in 17 years our numbers have reached a whopping 1490 registrants from Midget AAA to Mighty Mites. By 2017 we had over 1600 athletes register and over 500 volunteers.
We see a steady growth rate of 10-12 percent annually and could not keep up with that growth if it wasn’t for our incredible volunteer base. We have a volunteer board of directors consisting of 22 members as well as a 6 member executive board who governs the day to day business of the association.
Airdrie Minor Hockey has three full-time paid employees.
Airdrie Minor Hockey members give back to the community on a regular basis but most notably as a whole during our annual “Lioness Hamper Program” and “Hockey Fights Hunger Campaign” All families at every level get together and contribute luxury items (socks, towels, pillows etc to our Lioness Hamper Program and also have a friendly competition of Hockey Fights Hunger collecting food for the program and the Airdrie Food Bank.
Our two new ice surfaces in the City of Airdrie came to fruition because of AMHA’s persistence and desire for continued development. We lobbied the City of Airdrie to speed up construction by three years and have come close to paying off our capital commitment contribution of $469,000 towards this endeavor. We host an annual fundraiser (golf tournament or something similar) each season to continue the awareness of this initiative and to date have paid the City of Airdrie over $400,000. We look forward to starting this adventure all over again when our dream of a larger spectator friendly facility can be built with our financial support and member endorsement.
Airdrie Minor Hockey is proud to be one of the only associations in Alberta who mandates Fair Play. We believe that all players should be allowed to experience all situations and develop throughout the season and do our best to require our coaches to follow the philosophy of All Players-All Lines-Every Opportunity.
AMHA and Save On Foods Fundraiser
Our 2 local Airdrie Save On Foods are offering AMHA an easy simple fundraiser. No selling involved, simply save your receipts when shopping at either Save On Foods location in Airdrie, write your name on the back of the receipt and hand your receipts in to your team manager. AMHA will hand in all the collected receipts to Save On Foods monthly and they in turn will give us 5% cash back. For example if 200 of our hockey families shop at the store once per week and spend an average of $150.00 that would earn AMHA $6,000.00 per month in cash back.
On top of this great fundraiser, the family with the most turned in receipts will win a pizza party for their team, more than one child, each team will win, (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and end of season).
The more participation we have, the more money we can raise in our fundraiser, every dollar raised helps AMHA so we can keep our registration fees low.