Tim Hortons Announcement

Following the recent announcements of Co-Presenting Sponsorship agreements with Canadian Tire/Jumpstart and Scotiabank, a third Canadian institution with strong ties to hockey – Tim Hortons – will once again be a Major Sponsor for Maritime NHL’ers for Kids, scheduled for July 25-26 at Nova Scotia’s Digby Pines Resort and Spa.

“I would be hard pressed to identify three corporations in Canada with deeper commitments and stronger passion for our national game than Canadian Tire, Scotiabank and Tim Hortons,”said Managing Director Chris Larsen in making the announcement. “We are proud and privileged that all three are partners in our efforts to ease the financial burdens preventing young boys and girls from pursing their hockey dreams in NB-NS-PEI.”  

Tim Hortons and hockey have been synonymous since the company’s establishment by the late Toronto Maple Leafs Hall of Fame defenseman of the same name in 1964 with business partner Tatamagouche NS born Ron Joyce.

Like Maritime NHLers for Kids, Tim Hortons brings getting youth involved in the game to the forefront by virtue of their famous Timbit minor hockey program, an initiative created by a Maritimer and long time franchisee, Riverview’s Gary O’Neill, in 1982.

As part of their sponsorship role, Tim Hortons will also make a noticeable impact in Digby next month as the Timmys Coffee Truck will be on hand to provide hot and cold refreshments to all present.


Our mission is to help kids play hockey. That means helping remove the biggest obstacle: affordability. This tournament raises money to help provide teams across the Maritimes with new full sets of equipment and funds to offset registration and other costs.

Every dollar makes a difference. And with you and our partner, Jumpstart, we’re able to make one very big difference for Maritime kids. Learn all about it by clicking here.

Details on the 2018 Tournament

As a Not-for-Profit society founded in 2000, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids is committed to: helping remove the financial barriers preventing young boys and girls in NS-NB-PEI from playing minor hockey; serving as a catalyst for new and different role models for minor hockey kids; and providing an opportunity to showcase the deep and rich history of professional hockey in the Maritimes by honouring our retired NHL alumni.

This year’s event will take place over 2 days in Digby, Nova Scotia (July 25 and 26). For the full event schedule, click here. 

Reserve your team spot or grab your gala tickets before they sell out. To register for the tournament and/or gala, click here.

NHLPA — a wonderful partnership


For many years, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids has enjoyed a very strong partnership with the NHLPA and their Goals & Dreams program. Through this partnership, each year the host Minor Hockey Association receives a donation of twenty-five (25) FULL sets of hockey equipment.

For 2018, this donation will be made to Hockey Nova Scotia.

We are proud of our partnership with the NHLPA and commend them for the generosity of the Goals & Dreams program for being a catalyst in reducing the financial barriers preventing young boys and girls from playing minor hockey in NS-NB-PEI. Over the lifetime of our working relationship, well over 300 full sets of hockey equipment have been donated..!

We thank the NHLPA very much for being such an amazing partner.


To learn more about the NHLPA, click here

Scotiabank joins MN4K!

With it’s roots deeply imbedded in Nova Scotia and one of
 Canada’s most recognizable financial institutions, Scotiabank, 
has confirmed its support of Maritime NHL’er for Kids and has
become a Co-Presenting Sponsor.

Scotiabank will also become
the title sponsor of the Scotiabank Caddie Kids program, where as many as 130 Pee Wee and Bantam
aged boys and girls from the local minor hockey association are integrated fully into the golf tournament
in groups of 3 as “caddies’” with teams of business leaders and hockey heroes.

“Hockey matters to Scotiabank because it matters to Canadians,” said Gordon Brost, Scotiabank’s
District Vice President for South West Nova Scotia district. “That’s why we are proud to support the 
Maritime NHL’ers for Kids, as it aligns to Scotiabank’s commitment to helping young people reach
their infinite potential both on and off the ice. Earlier this year Scotiabank reached the important 
milestone of helping to support one million kids and counting through our support of community
 hockey across Canada. We believe young people are our future leaders and our goal is to help ensure 
that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success.”

Brost added,
“The alliance between Scotiabank and Maritime NHL’ers for Kids is one of the many ways we will
 deliver on our commitment of helping young people reach their infinite goal.”

To learn more about our amazing sponsors, click here.