Indigenous Artwork by Jessica Baloc

Jessica is a 16 year old aspiring artist with interior Salish heritage. She lives in the lower mainland and has been drawing and painting for many years. More recently she has been learning and creating art reflecting her Indigenous roots.

In July of 2021, BC Hockey hosted an Indigenous Cultural Workshop, which we were fortunate to be included in. It was a very excellent learning experience and we were excited to bring that information back to our Executive and our Coaching team.

After attending that workshop, BC Hockey invited us to partner with them to create a Indigenous 'Try Hockey' program. We reached out to our usual First Shift partners (Bauer, Hockey Canada, and the Vancouver Canucks), and they were as excited about this as we were. This allowed us to host a program FREE for Indigenous youth to participate, including head-to-toe equipment, supplied by Bauer.

This season they have all come to the plate again, and Cloverdale Minor Hockey is thrilled to report that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Indigenous First Shift program.  

Age range is January 1, 2012 through May 1, 2017. No previous skating or hockey experience is necessary.

Interested registrants should contact:

If you are interested in volunteering with or otherwise supporting this program, please also email our Program Coordinator at

Weekly Skates

Proposed dates are Saturdays, at Surrey Sports & Leisure Arenas, 16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC

Feb 4th and running through Mar 12th.   * Dates may run a week later depending on ice availability.