Selkirk Paving and Nelson Ready Mix hosted the annual Colas Cup in Nelson last week.
The industry hockey tournament began in 2002, where western Canadian employees of Colas Canada compete in a hockey tournament for charity.
Tony Maida, operations manager of Selkirk Paving, says this year $40,000 was raised and donated to KidSport.
“We wanted to give back to each community,” Maida said. “We have a banquet on the Wednesday and Thursday night. Thursday’s kind of the fancier banquet where we’ll have KidSport in and a speaker in town. We had former Buffalo Sabre Danny Gare and former Edmonton Oiler Pat Price come in and speak this year, and Trail Smoke Eater Norm Lenardon, who scored the winning goal in 1961 at the World Championships in Geneva. It was a great evening.”
The tournament has moved everywhere from Alaska to Fort McMurray, and next year’s tournament will be held in St. Albert, Alta.
“We have western Canadian and Alaskan teams that participate in the tournament, and each year we pick a different location of one of our local companies,” Maida said.
Last year the tournament was held in Swift Current, Sask.