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New Years Message from the President

By Deb Harper, 01/05/21, 7:00PM PST

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Happy New Year to all our CMHA members,

As we leave the very challenging year of 2020 behind us, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for the extra effort and patience you have displayed while navigating the ever changing hockey landscape that COVID19 provides us. The compliance and consideration shown by our membership has been phenomenal. We all have pulled together to be able to keep our children playing this game we all love safely over the past few months. Thank you to all our volunteers, parents & players for their exemplary behaviour.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to provide a brief update on our logo / branding process. Last year, the CMHA Executive Board voted unanimously to retire the Chiefs brand and start the transition to a new brand identity which reflects the values of our membership and the community we serve. We are a very diverse hockey association whose mission is to provide the children and young adults of Coquitlam with the opportunity to play recreational hockey in a safe, enjoyable, and challenging environment. Our PAC Chairperson, Nicole Darling is heading up a small team that has been working together to come up with options that we will roll out to the membership for involvement in early 2021. Nicole has secured a Creative Director from a prominent BC business who has volunteered his time and team to assist with some new branding concepts which we are looking forward to seeing. I personally want to thank you for your patience while we navigate our name change. We could not have foreseen all of the challenges a season of COVID19 would bring us or how much time it would consume of our volunteers. There are a number of steps involved and we want to make sure we are making every move correctly. We want our new logo and brand to last a lifetime, not a season, and this process could take up to a year to finalize.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind our members to please adhere to our current dress code and that this is not the time to develop your own logo for the remainder of the season. Please click the link below for CHMA's dress code policy, which continues to be in effect.

https://cdn1.sportngin.com/attachments/document/7755-2009585/CMHA_EQUIPMENT__DRESS_CODE___APPAREL_PROVIDERS_2019-2020.pdf#_ga=2.77994196.1576791905.1608346751-197938769.1586129540

Once again, thank you and wishing you all the very best for this New Year.

Steve Adrain

President, Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association

president@coqmha.org