The idea Tom Hedican and his family had was to do something unselfish around Christmas and ‘give back’ to the North Bay community he and wife, Nancy, call home.
The rest is a part of our North Bay community history.
“I’ve been fortunate to receive several accolades in my years promoting Coach 4 Food, but this recognition today, I’m truly humbled and just thinking about it, I’m emotional” says a grateful Hedican as his name was announced today at noon at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Nipissing.
“There were many deserving nominations being reviewed by a committee of community volunteers,” club president Ralph Celentano stated. ”Our city is deep with a vast number of area community leaders as evidenced by the superb nominees.
“Tom’s work has inspired neighbourhoods, teams, groups and even leagues of people across Ontario. True, he has been honoured with distinction by Nipissing University and in his role as Honourary Colonel, but to amass one million pounds of food for the many food banks across the area and indeed, across Ontario is a story that has changed giving and philanthropy educating young men and women how to ‘give back’ to the less fortunate through your actions.”
Hedican, a professional hockey goaltending consultant, was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron, 22 Wing North Bay in September 2014.
Hedican is the founder of the Coach4Food program that he started in 2005. Coach4Food has now partnered with Ontario Hockey League’s Shutout Hunger Program, whereby OHL coaches donate their time and coaching…
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