An initiative by Kelowna Chiefs’ forward Myles Mattila is designed to change the way people think about mental health. -Image: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Chiefs games to support mental health

KIJHL team to host first Mental Health Awareness Game on Oct. 21

The Kelowna Chiefs and the Peacock Sheridan Group have joined forces to back an initiative created by Chiefs’ player Myles Mattila.

The KIJHL’s Chiefs, together with Myles and his teammates, will be hosting three home games in support of mental health awareness.

The first Mental Health Awareness Game is set for Saturday, Oct. 21 when the Chiefs face the Sicamous Eagles at Rutland Arena.

The first game will be in Memory of Ryan Donaldson, a former player in the KIJHL. Ryan’s parents and sister, Kirsten Donaldson, will be in attendance, along with supporters of Myles from Jack.org, the only national network of young leaders transforming the way people think about mental health.

Money raised during the game will go to the Canadian Mental Health Association to help develop local youth mental wellness programs.

Myles is an advocate for Mental Health awareness and is a young leader who is committed to creating positive changes in youth mental health, not only for his team and the KIJHL, but also for students and youth

throughout our community and across the nation. Peacock Sheridan Group is proud to participate in this event to help bring awareness to Mental Health.

Families and friends are welcome to come out to the games, learn more and support this important cause.

Chiefs at Kamloops…

The Chiefs will be looking to end a five-game KIJHL winless streak Friday when they visit the Kamloops Storm.

Kelowna (4-4-1-0) is coming off a 5-3 home-ice loss to the Princeton Posse on Tuesday at Rutland Arena.

Kelowna minor product Drew Carter scored a natural hat trick in the third period and added a pair of assists to lead the Posse to victory.

The Chiefs’ next home action is Friday, Oct. 20 against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@capnewsports

whenderson@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Kelowna city councillor suggests bringing back photo radar

Gail Given says it could help generate traffic fine revenue for the city—and make roads safer

‘Game changer” research deal between three B.C. Interior universities

UBCO, TRU, UNBC say deal will help innovation, research, aid students and increase quality of life

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

Lind nets three in Rockets win; Dube and Foote named to Canada’s roster

Kole Lind returns from national junior camp to lead Rockets to victory in P.A.

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Annual Christmas meal held as Kelowna Gospel Mission

The meal will be held tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.

Michaels: Big Brother has become a big letdown

“You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide, but privacy should still have some appeal.”

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read