Sharp Skaters in Millrise

(Calgary, Alberta) The Millrise Community Association is pleased to announce it has recently received $1000 for the Shell Canada Community Service Fund.

“The funds have been awarded to recognize and support Marvin Popil, a Shell Canada employee.  Marvin regularly volunteers at the Millrise Community Association rink facility as a rink volunteer.  The funds will be used to purchase a skate sharpening machine,” says John Gardin, Facilities Director for the Association.

“Shell believes that contributions of time, effort and caring to not-for-profit organizations benefit the entire community.  Through the Community Service Fund, we recognize and support Shell people who give personal time to not-for-profit organization on a regular, volunteer basis,” says Gina Ockey, Shell Canada Public Affairs.

“We have supported Shell volunteers through the Community Service Fund for over 30 years.  In 2005, Shell Canada granted $515,000 to over 375 not-for-profit organizations across Canada.”

Marvin has been an integral part of the rink volunteers for the past six years.  He is a dedicated volunteer and some of his duties include flooding and dressing the ice as well as driving and maintaining the zamboni.  The funds received from Shell over the past six years have provided hockey nets, hoses, zamboni parts, shovels, water nozzles and gloves for the Millrise Community.

Information about the Community Service Fund and Shell’s other community investment programs is available at

For more information contact:

Frank Roper  Gina Ockey
Millrise Community Assn
(403) 201 – 3968
Shell Canada Limited
Tel: (403) 691 – 2073
Fax: (403) 269-8031

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Do you love cold weather and clearing snow?  Better yet, have you always wanted to drive a Zamboni? 

We're the Millrise ice crew and we maintain the ice through the winter. The good news is that we have machines to do the heavy work and the work is extremely rewarding when we see kids active and skating. We're always looking for new volunteers. In October each year we begin our fall tune-up and we generally begin making ice in late November; please plan on coming down early in the year and get acquainted with the work.

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