The Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation is happy to introduce the “Building Trades of Alberta, Team Alberta, Olympic Floor Hockey Team”. Through the support of our affiliated unions and through our on-site raffles we are able to send 16 floor hockey athletes from Special Olympics to their upcoming Winter Games in Newfoundland in March.

Special Olympics Team Alberta - Team Alberta 2016 Floor Hockey logo

Alberta will be sending a total of 66 athletes from various sports including Floor Hockey, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Snowshoeing, Speed Skating. Athletes hail from towns all across Alberta including Calgary, Canmore, Cochrane, Edmonton, Onoway, Strathmore, Drumheller, Airdrie & St. Albert. Team Alberta athletes range from 15 – 54 years of age.

We are proud to sponsor Mark Gillese and wish him the best of luck in Newfoundland. We will be keeping you up to date on how our team does in March! If you would like to learn more about Special Olympics check out their website.

Special Thanks to our participating unions BrickLayers Local 1, Sheet Metal Workers Local 8, UNITE Here Local 47 Hospitality & Camp Culinary Workers, Labourers Local 92, Boilermakers Local 146, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #17, Plasterers’ and Cement Masons Local 222, Teamsters Local 362, Electrical Workers Local 424, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 488, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 496, Ironworkers Local 720, Ironworkers Local 725, Operating Engineers Local 955 & Carpenters Local 1325 for each sponsoring an athlete as well. More photos from the event can be found in our gallery