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Heat in the Street returns to Abbotsford

The annual Heat in the Street event returns this summer.  - File photo
The annual Heat in the Street event returns this summer.
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The Heat in the Street ball hockey series returns to Abbotsford for its fourth season on Thursday, July 10 at Rick Hansen Secondary School (31150 Blueridge Dr.).

The program also takes place July 31 at Terry Fox Elementary (3071 Babich St.) and Aug. 14 at Thomas Swift Elementary School (34800 Mierau Ave.).

All games run from 7 to 9 p.m.

The main goal of the Heat in the Street program is to make better connections between Abbotsford’s emergency responders and the neighbourhoods they serve while promoting the positive benefits of sports.

This event is staffed mostly by volunteers and has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2011.

Kids play shoulder to shoulder with firefighters, police officers and paramedics in a fun, non-competitive environment.

Two games are run concurrently – one for kids 12 and under and one for teens – and all the equipment is provided.

Besides the hockey games, activities include games for children, prizes, tours of emergency vehicles and other fun activities. Special surprise guests will be on hand and snacks will be provided by local sponsors.

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