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Providing financial support to kids in the community to ensure that no opportunity to participate is missed.

Do you want to support the kids?


In 1996, Dean Turnquist, a young man from Innisfail, Alberta suffered the loss of eyesight in one eye in a hockey game. In an effort to provide financial and moral support, his friends, neighbors and members of his community organized a 13-team Road Hockey Tournament fundraiser.

Based on the success of that inaugural event, the tournament returned the next year with a physically and emotionally healed Dean Turnquist joining the organizing committee. That same year, the Helping Hand Fund was established, the mission of which was to provide children from financially challenged families with the opportunity to participate in Innisfail’s minor sports programs. Since then, all proceeds from the “ Dean Turnquist Spring Fever Road Hockey Tournament” have gone towards supporting this charitable endeavor, now called the Helping Hand Fund.

To Donate:

To provide support you can:

Mail your donation to:

Helping Hand Fund
c/o Dean Turnquist
36077 RR282
Red Deer County, AB  T4G 0G6

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