Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Game 2011
This October PAACL put on their first charity hockey game. The Port Alberni Fire Department played against the Port Alberni RCMP in an exciting hockey event that also included players from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs acting as coaches and Bulldogs coaches Adam Hayduk and Paul Esdale as special guest players. The game not only showcased some fast paced hockey but also had some surprises in store for the crowd. Among the highlights: referee Ron Paulson was observed taking bribes from the players and later in the game one of the Fire Fighters was arrested and taken away in handcuffs by a uniformed RCMP member for stealing their sticks!
All proceeds from the Guns n' Hoses Hockey game went to The Port Alberni ACL Foundation. This foundation was established under the umbrella of the Port Alberni Association for Community Living to raise funds for adults and children with developmental disabilities. The Port Alberni Association for Community Living (PAACL) has been providing services since 1957. Our work is guided by our experience and history and we draw strength from our roots in the community.