Bring a Doctor Home Tournament begins


The Essar Steel Algoma Inc. volunteers’ 12th Annual “Bring a Doctor Home” Hockey Tournament started tonight.

The tournament runs until the 20th.

Each day games starts at 6 p.m. at the John Rhodes Community Center and rotate between the two rinks.

There will be a chance to win an autographed jersey.

There will also be merchandising at each game and the ability to donate on top of admission charges to this great cause.

The tournament brings Essar Steel employees, retirees, and volunteers together into organized teams to meet on the ice and raise money to support students from Sault Ste. Marie who are enrolled in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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Since its inception in 2006, the Bring a Doctor Home Tournament has raised over $325,000 in student bursaries for our local future physicians.

If you would like to donate to the hockey tournament to support our future local physicians, please visit Community First at 289 Bay Street or 535 Trunk Road. All donations of over $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Additionally, Community First will be hosting a meet and greet with our future physicians at the Bay Street and Trunk Road branches on January 17th from 3 – 4 p.m. The future doctors will be on hand at the branches to talk about life as NOSM students; refreshments and snacks will be served.

Community First President Brent Lamming explains his enthusiasm about the initiative stating, “Here at Community First, we have deep historical ties to the Essar Steel employee and retiree communities. We are proud to assist them in raising money for such a great initiative, and to encourage our talented future doctors who are studying at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.”

The semi-finals are on Wednesday, January 18th, and the finals take place on Friday, January 20th.