The 13th annual OMHA Parade of Champions was held, today, at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel, in Richmond Hill. Once again, it was my great honour to Co-Emcee the event, along with the talented and gracious Andy Frost (Q-107, AM 640 and P.A. Announcer for the Toronto Maple Leafs).
More than 60 teams, from Novice to Midget, were honoured for their OMHA Championships. From far and wide, they came, to be called to the stage, and celebrated for tremendous feats of teamwork, as well as community service. Some of these kids, parents and coaches drive for hours, for their beautiful moment of glory, as they pose for pictures with their championship banners. It truly is an amazing event, creating memories to be shared for a lifetime. This year, they came from Hamilton and Barrie, from Ajax and Orangeville. They came from Huntsville and Waterford, Sturgeon Lake and Tweed. And a dozen, or so, other communities in between.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, trainers, hockey moms and dads, and all who contributed to the making of championship seasons. And, top marks to the hard-working members of the OMHA, at all levels, who put on yet another sensational Parade of Champions.