Founded more than 35 years ago, the Kanata Girls Hockey Association grew slowly until 1990 when the first ever Women's World Championships were played here in Ottawa. Registration shot through the roof, and we have continued to grow to become one of the largest Girls Association in Eastern Ontario with over 700 players of all ages, playing on more than 40 teams!
The KGHA draws girls from Kanata as well as the neighbouring communities of Stittsville, Richmond and West Carleton. Our annual KGHA tournaments draw teams from across the province, Quebec and the U.S.
Amendments to this document can only be made only at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). To have an amendment considered, it must be submitted to our Secretary
no less than 14 days in advance of the AGM.
Bylaws and Regulations
Our Bylaws and Regulations document was last updated at the June 06, 2013 Annual General Meeting, and can be found here
Amendments to this document can only be made only at our AGM. To have an amendment considered, it must be submitted to our Secretary
no less than 14 days in advance of the AGM.Policies
Our Policies cover topics that do not fit within the framework of our Constitution or Bylaws and Regulations documents. These topics include, but are not limited to:
- Player Registration
- Player & Team Commitment
- Team Finances
- Practice Allocations
Policies can be amended at anytime throughout the year at an official KGHA Executive Meeting.
In developing the policy manual, it became clear that the Executive needed to also document guidance it has developed over many years, which could not be made official policy, because it is not always achievable. This guidance can be found in the Resource
section with Policy.Gilhooly Volunteer Recognition Award
Each year the members of the KGHA are encouraged to nominate an individual to receive the Gilhooly Volunteer Recognition Award. This award is presented to a volunteer, or husband and wife team, who have shown exceptional dedication and commitment to the KGHA.
Code Of Conduct
The primary objectives of the Kanata Girls Hockey Association are:
- To promote the participation of girls and women in all aspects of female hockey,
- To foster and encourage leadership programs in all areas related to the development of female hockey in the Kanata region; and,
- To promote hockey has a game played primarily for enjoyment but also fostering sportsmanship and life skills.