FAQ’s

Q: Is the Gala Dinner an all ages event?

  • Once again this year, the Gala Celebrity Dinner + Auction is a 19+ event.

Q: Are there service fees for credit card purchases?

  • Yes. There is a 3% service charge on a team or individual golfer entry payments.
  • No service charge will be applied to any other credit card purchase, such as live/silent auction items or Gala tickets.

Q: What is the Maritime NHL’ers for Kids all about?

Founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness along with several retired, maritime-born, professional hockey players and a group of Halifax-area business leaders, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids is a non-profit organization committed to helping ensure minor hockey in the Maritimes continues to enrich the lives of Maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges.

With your help, our track record in the last 18 years is impressive!
To date, we have helped as many as 3,500 kids play the game of hockey!

Today, with the benefit of significant relationships with Jumpstart and Canadian Tire as well as Scotiabank, we are very well positioned to continue the journey.

Our founding principles are:

  • Help Maritime boys and girls achieve their hockey dreams without the impediment of financial barriers.
  • Provide new and different role models for young minor hockey players.
  • Honor and celebrate the Maritimes’ rich hockey history and exciting future.

Q: What makes Maritime NHL’ers 4 Kids so innovative and different?

Likely the most unique event of its kind in Canada, this innovative fundraising “experience” delivers a very special mixture of camaraderie and charitable good. It’s not about the golf, it is about the kids!

Q: What are some the unique attributes of Maritime NHL’ers 4 Kids?

  • Annually rotated through Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
  • Gala Celebrity Dinner + Auction is staged the night BEFORE tournament play.
  • Modified Scramble playing format – teams select the best drive off the tee. Each golfer then plays their own ball into the hole. Teams record a single score for each hole.
  • 130+ minor hockey players are fully engaged into the tournament day – 3 minor hockey players serve as “caddies” for each team.
  • Each tee box features a Silent Auction package, hosted by a minor hockey adult and player.
  • Celebrities are drawn from an impressive list of past, current or future NHL’ers… with over 90% with Maritime roots.
  • No alcohol is permitted on the golf course.

Q:  Why is alcohol not permitted on the golf course?

In order to provide our minor hockey “guests” with appropriate role modeling, alcohol is not permitted on the golf course during tournament play.

Q: What is the cost to participate in the Canadian Tire Celebrity Golf Tournament?

  • Teams of five (5) comprised of four (4) golfers + one NHL celebrity guest are $2600.
  • Individual entry is $650.
  • Golf cars are complimentary (two per team).
  • Team Registration includes 4 tickets for the Gala Celebrity Dinner + Auction.
  • If purchased separately, Gala tickets are $90 each.