100% ownership of the team is the goal, however the minority local owners of Dennis See/The See Group of Companies and Dr. David Ness have indicated they would be happy to stay on as owners should the society not be able to secure anything more than the funds required to purchase the majority ownership from the Okanagan Hockey School / Okanagan Hockey Academy.
The initial board of directors:
Chair - Darren Deluca
Secretary - Bob Cole
Treasurer - Al McCulloch
Director - David McCormick
Director - Tom McEvay
The board is now forming fundraising committees to embark on an aggressive 45 day campaign to gauge the support of the people of the Alberni Valley, setting an initial goal of 500,000 to be raised by June 1st with further efforts to reach the ultimate goal of 1,000,000.
Alberni Clayoquot Community Futures has approved a 50,000 refundable loan to kick off the campaign with seed support also pledged by the board of the 2009 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge.
Donations can be made to the "Donors Club" and "Founders Club" by visiting the RBC on 3rd Ave, the offices of Mollon Tyler Mollon on Johnson Road, the newly established Port Alberni Junior Hockey Society at 3009 4th Avenue, the Bulldogs Office, at Port Alberni City Hall, and by visiting their website going live today at www.portalbernijuniorhockey.com
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