Tonight, The Calgary Flames host their fifth annual Hockey Talks game as they play the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Flames Hockey Talks event is part of a collective effort, with all Canadian NHL clubs dedicating one of their game nights to bringing awareness to this topic in an attempt to alleviate misconceptions and stigma that have been associated with mental illness.
Through the Hockey Talks campaign, the Flames will continue to support the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) by donating a portion of 50/50 proceeds to the CMHA – Calgary. CMHA – Calgary volunteers will also be selling pucks with 1/3 of them autographed by players for $15 on the main concourse with funds directed toward the cause. Hockey Talks apparel will be available for purchase at all Flames FanAttic locations with a portion being directed to CMHA – Calgary.
Flames players will also join the cause by wearing Hockey Talks apparel along with lending their voices to various public service announcements and social media posts.
Last year, the Calgary Flames Foundation donated $17,000 to the CMHA – Calgary from the Hockey Talks game. Since its inception three years ago, over $52,000 has been raised by the Calgary Flames Foundation for this initiative.
Use the hashtag #HockeyTalks to follow along with the night’s event or to share your story.