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Win Angie Abdou’s Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom

What is one of Canada’s favourite past times? Hockey.

In Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, Angie Abdou chronicles her son’s passion for hockey and explores the commitment to the sport for both the athletes and the parents. Home Ice might be the first cultural commentary on hockey from the perspective of a hockey mom. The Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University spent a year — the second year of Atom for her son — recording the daily stories of the fun side and the competitive side of ‘Canada’s obsession’. She also included reams of research from leading experts of hockey studies. What resulted is, at times, a painful unmasking of amateur hockey’s pressure points, as well as a celebration of life on the sidelines of kids lives. Angie was recently featured on CBC Radio’s national morning show The Sunday Edition and on CTV’s The Social discussing the book and the stress hockey-life can put on family.

Win a copy!

Together with the Canada Reads’ finalist Angie Abdou, we want to give you a chance to win a copy of Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom.

Here’s how to enter: head over to our Instagram feed, give us a Follow, give the post a like and comment on the post telling us what you think could be done to keep more kids playing hockey longer? Angie will select her favourite two answers who will win a copy!

Contest Closes January 17th @ 10 a.m. (MST). 


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  • January 9, 2019