Issue 1

Hello FHO Community, 

May is an exciting and busy time with May Meltdown a week away! We also have multiple Try-It Events coming up this month. So, stay active, and learn more about field hockey this summer through our grassroots and high-performance programs. Stay tuned and follow us on social media to stay updated about the upcoming dates and locations. 

We are excited to get everything going this summer, and we can't wait to see you all there!

Yours truly,

 FHO team

May Marks Asian Heritage Month!

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to learn more about the culture, achievements and contributions of the Asian FHO athletes. They play a massive role in shaping our community. 

This month, we will use our platform to showcase our Asian athletes to share parts of their heritage. We look forward to continuing a legacy of greatness and reminding all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination.

Follow us to learn more about the Asian Heritage spotlight series, as we will showcase some of our FHO Asian Members. 

May Meltdown

The countdown begins! We are officially one week away from our May Meltdown tournament, happening May 20-22. Bring out the pompoms and come down to support the clubs across the province as we have some great competition this year. Check out our social media so you don’t miss any important information! 

More exciting news, there will be a big blowout sale, first come first serve! Run don’t walk to get your FHO merch sponsored by Under Armour, Saturday ONLY! We have sandals, t-shirts, long sleeves, and tracksuits. Be sure to check out the tent as we will be taking debit and credit only!

Hope to see you all there, as you won’t want to miss out on this fun weekend!

FHO Try It Events Coming Soon

FHO hosted a few successful Try It Events and partnered with some of our clubs around the province. If your kids want to stay active in the summer, try field hockey at our event to learn new skills! If you missed some of our previous events, don't worry; we still have a few more locations and dates near you!

Don't miss out and register now at!

  • London - May 14, 2022

  • Goderich - May 21, 2022

  • Hamilton - May 28, 2022

  • Niagara - May 29, 2022

Alumna Spotlight - Kate Wright

Today the spotlight is on Kate Wright! Kate has been playing field hockey since the age of 14 and recently hung up her stick as a 15-year veteran of the national team, a captain and an all-time cap record holder for 228 international matches in female Canadian field hockey history. 

Wright is the most internationally experienced athlete to play for the women's national field hockey team. Some of her biggest highlights, to name a few, have been helping Canada win bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games, silver at the 2019 Pan American Games, and was named FHC player of the year in 2013.

Wright played other sports like hockey, soccer, track and field, and cross country. Still, Field Hockey Ontario ultimately provided her with a high-performance environment to jumpstart her career to play for the national team. 

Wright understands the importance of support from FHO. As she stated that we need to "start at the grassroots, to continue to grow the game in our province and introduce new players to the sport, while also supporting our high performance teams and players too fast track them to the national team." 

Follow us for more on the Alumni Spotlight series as we look to showcase FHO alum and their careers!

Quote of the day 

"Be fearless in trying new things, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional since being afraid can challenge you to go to the next level." 


Issue 2

Hello FHO Community, 


We hope you all had a great May long weekend and you all were safe from the storm that recently hit. Although May Meltdown had hiccups due to the weather, it went off without a hitch. But this month isn’t over yet, and we still have an action-packed summer, with two more Try It Events this weekend! So this summer, stay tuned as we also have lots of prizes we will be giving away to show how much we appreciate you!


Yours truly,


FHO team

May Meltdown Recap


May Meltdown was a success, but what’s success without a few bumps in the road. As the saying goes, May showers bring spring flowers, and that’s exactly what we got over the weekend. Once the storm passed by, we resumed play, and at the end of the day, it was a remarkable turnaround for the tournament! Once again, we want to say congratulations to our winning teams. 


  • U16 Bronze: Halton
  • U16 Silver: Dolphins
  • U16 Gold: Kw Dragons


  • U18 Bronze: A&C 
  • U18 Silver: GOA red
  • U18 Gold: Dolphins


We were super excited to host you all, and we hope to see you all next year!


Let us know how we did. We want to know your feedback so we can make next years event the best it can be!



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Asian History Month 


Check out some of our Asian members within the FHO community.

Madison Babineau 


Madison Babineau has been playing for Field Hockey Ontario since 2014 and continues to be an active member with us. 


Madison has been playing sports throughout her life, and it has taught her skills that she'll use for the rest of her life as an athlete and as a teacher. Sports have taught her teamwork, how to communicate with others, responsibility, gain confidence, problem-solving, and so much more. 


Take it from Madison, "Asian heritage was never something that held me back from pursuing my field hockey journey. On the contrary, the bonds and lifelong friendships I've made in the sport make it so fun. Being able to share the field and compete with my best friends is something I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to do over the years at the club, provincial, and international levels."

When it comes to role models, Madison has always looked up to Christine Sinclair because of how humble, hard-working, and dedicated she is to her sport. Her passion and leadership qualities she exemplifies are traits I've tried to replicate in her life as a field hockey athlete. 




Alison Lee 


Alison is currently a defender for the Women's National Team. She has been playing for Field Hockey Ontario since 2012 and continues to be an active member as a player and a coach. 


One of Alison's most prominent role models in sports growing up was Vicky Sunohara. She grew up playing ice hockey and idolized the Canadian Women's National Team. Alison leaned towards her because she saw someone who looked like herself, doing the things she wanted to do, which resonated with her. 


Growing up, Alison played ice hockey and field hockey and benefited from sports growing up as it has shaped her into the person she is today. It has taught her things like dedication, perseverance, resilience, time management, and many other things that have helped her grow. But the essential thing that sport has shown her is the impact that passion can have on an individual's ability to go beyond what they thought they were capable of.


Alison would like others girls like her to know that "As tough as things may get when you're in the thick of it, you will always be able to look back and cherish these times and these memories you've made with friends." 

Jessica Aun


Jessica Aun has been an active member of Field Hockey Ontario since 2009.


Jessica's journey in field hockey shows that anyone can play the sport. When she was younger and first started in the sport, she was not the most athletic and found it challenging to keep up at times. However, she was always surrounded by a great group of supportive teammates who made it fun to play. So she stuck with the sport, and over time, with hard work and practice, she got much better and found a position that suited her best. After that, she found field hockey more and more enjoyable.


Jessica showed great perseverance throughout her journey, and one of her role models in field hockey was Lisa McCrae. She recently started playing with the Scarborough Dolphins back during University, and she was on boarded as one of the coaches. Lisa's time on the National Team was back in the '80s when she had competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics to represent Canada. It was inspiring to see an older athlete of her caliber demonstrate her skill and know-how through coaching and briefly playing some tournaments together! On top of that, she was an Asian female. Jessica believes representation is so essential that young girls can also see their likeness in those they admire to find an even deeper connection to themselves in the role models they aspire. Similarly, Jessica will never forget Lisa's impact on her sports journey.

Deepi Gill 


Deepi Gill is currently the goalkeeper for the University of Toronto and has played since she was nine years old.


Deepi says that "Growing up Indian Canadian was challenging initially as there was no one who looked like me on the national team. However, I continued to play since being surrounded by a group of girls that had the same passion, drive, and commitment allowed me to stay engaged and constantly excited for new opportunities."


Deepi has benefitted from field hockey in many ways, one being the opportunity to travel to new places to compete and get the chance to experience the culture of areas outside of Ontario. Secondly, getting introduced to lifelong friends to share endless memories while playing the sport. Lastly, getting the opportunity to compete at the university level, and learning all sorts of skill sets such as multitasking and punctuality, will be beneficial in the long run.


Deepi believes that the types of contributions that should be at the forefront when discussing Asian Heritage are that while we do acknowledge the pain, harm and injustices faced by Asian communities, we must take this time to now recognize and highlight their resilience and successes. Meaning not only what they contributed to benefiting Canadian society but how they overcome these barriers to be successful.

Learn How To Stay Involved?


Bring your kids out for the day 10 am -12 pm to have some fun with us! We have excellent coaches and volunteers coming out for the day to help your kids learn the sport that we love. 


Why Try-It Event?


  • IT’S FREE!
  • Get the kids moving and stay active and healthy.
  • Allow your kids to try and learn a new sport 
  • Cool T-shirts.
  • Under Armour Prizes. 
  • Equipment is provided 
  • All you have to do is show up!


Coming Up Soon


  • Alumni Field McMaster, Hamilton - May 28th, 2022, at 10-12 pm
  • Kiwanis Field St. Catharines - May 29th, 2022, at 10-12 pm


For more information check out our Website!


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New Employee Profiles


Check out the new faces at Field Hockey Ontario. We are super excited to have boarded these lovely ladies to our team. These jobs are made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs program. They provide salary subsidies to firms in the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors with 50 or fewer full-time employees in order to provide exceptional summer job experiences for young people aged 15 to 30.

Meet Erin,

We want to introduce you to the newest members of our team. Erin has joined our team as a Business Operations Assistant Intern, where she works closely with the board of directors and president of Field Hockey Ontario. A fun fact about Erin is that she played for Team Ontario Field Lacrosse team for many years. Her perspective as a player in another provincial organization is an excellent asset to our team regarding the strategic planning for the operation component concerning current and future fundraising and sponsorship. Stay tuned as Erin is working hard to plan and coordinate the 2022 Giving Tuesday Campaign.

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Meet Tuyet,

She is our new Social Media & Communications Assistant Intern. Having worked as Senior Marketing Manager in her previous position, she is no stranger to the fast past environment. She will bring her unique perspective to the organization's marketing to help make content even more enticing. In addition, Tuyet's role will work closely with the team to ensure all information about upcoming events is being promoted through social media and the newsletter to help increase the growth of field hockey in Ontario.

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Meet Alyssa,

She is our new High Performance and Events Assistant Intern. Alyssa currently studies at Western University. She is highly involved with the community as the Athlete Student Council VP of Social Events, Ivey Sports Leadership Conference Logistics Associate, and a Student-Athlete Peer Mentor. With her passion for field hockey and her experience, she is a great new addition to our team. In her role, Alyssa will assist the administrative and events coordinator in communicating, scheduling, planning, and outreach with venues, FHO members, coaches, teams and officials. 

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Quote of The Day 


"Life is not about having everything. It's about finding meaning in everything"


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