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 neighboring communities of Stittsville, Richmond, and West Carleton. Our annual KGHA tournaments draw teams from across the province, Quebec and the U.S.
KGHA activities, operations, and executives are governed by our KGHA Constitution.
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.
Our Bylaws and Regulations document was last updated on June 06, 2013, Annual General Meeting.
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.
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:
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.
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 has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to the KGHA.
The primary objectives of the Kanata Girls Hockey Association are:
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For program-specific inquiries, please refer to our list of Executives.