"Doing More Than Fighting Fires" 

About Us 

Derek Bowker, Tournament Director, derek@ofdhockey.ca, (613) 978 - 9970

Copyright ©. Derek Bowker. All rights reserved.

​​A 18-year veteran of the IAFF “local 162” decided to organize the service's enormous clan of recreational hockey players into

the "Hockey for Little Hearts" - an annual charity tournament that started in 2007 and promotes the health and wellness of

Firefighters across Canada participating in a recreational and competitive sport, all in aid of charity.

Fellow Firefighters, Families and Hockey Fans have grown to know this Canada wide tournament which is now in its 8th year

as the “Firefighters Hockey for little Hearts”. The 24-team tournament has grown since its inaugural event. Bringing

firefighters from as far away as St. John's NFLD in the East and Alberta in the west.

The mandate is to promote Firefighters from across Canada who come together annually and collectively raise funds

for deserving Charites within the communities they serve and protect in, all the while competing for their home province and

Fire Service in this week long charitable tournament.

This event and fundraiser Donates the proceeds to two very deserving charities.

The  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHEO and the 
Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF)


The NICU cares for critically ill and high-risk newborns.  In addition to providing hospital care to newborns in a 20-bed unit, CHEO also provides for the transfer of critically ill infants. The Neonatal Transport Team provides stabilization for safe and seamless transfer of critically ill infants to an appropriate unit.

The CFFF was created to honor and remember firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to support their families. A national ceremony is held every year in our Nation’s capital reading allowed the names of those who have fallen in the line of duty.