More than just another “Hockey Tournament”…  It’s true that the Rod Harquail Memorial Hockey Tournament offers a chance for friends, old and young, to meet and once again have the opportunity to play hockey together, but more importantly, it is a Fundraiser for sick or injured children in the Restigouche region! 

Another large donation for the “Rod Harquail Fund’’

Jean Pelletier, owner of the Dalhousie Home Hardware, recently presented Evelyn and Jarvis “Butch” Harquail (Rod’s parents) with a donation of $1120 towards the “Rod Harquail Fund.”  Mr. Pelletier explained that every Saturday morning, the staff at the Dalhousie Home Hardware would accept donations for the “Rod Harquail Fund” in exchange for a bag of popcorn.  However, the biggest part of the fundraising came from their “Customer Appreciation Night”.  Customers paid $2, which was donated to the Fund, for a scratch ticket to receive a discount on their purchase.  Mr. Pelletier stated, “All in all it was a good year for the “Rod Harquail Fund” at the Dalhousie Home Hardware.  I would like to thank all our customers for helping support this great cause and I challenge other businesses or organizations to the same.”  One of the tournament’s organizers, Peter Thorne said, “Last year we raised a record $11,000 for the “Rod Harquail Fund” during Easter Weekend.  All indications are showing that we will surpass that record in 2012 making it possible to help more families with sick or injured children in our region.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so (at any time during the year) by addressing their letter to: "Rod Harquail Fund”, 405 Wallace Street, Dalhousie, N.B. E8C 2W2. For more information regarding the Fund, the Tournament, the “Silent Auction”, the Dance and other activities that will be held at the Inch Arran Ice Palace in Dalhousie over the Easter Weekend (April 5-8) please visit the Website:

In photo: Peter Thorne (Tournament Organizer), Evelyn Harquail, Jean Pelletier and Jarvis “Butch” Harquail.
(Photo by Reg. Vienneau Fundraiser)