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The Quinn Stevenson Memorial Hockey Day honoured the Stevenson family and 17-year-old Quinn on Saturday at the ACT Arena.


Quinn, a sports enthusiast, was killed in a car accident while on his way to work at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club at the start of August. To remember their son, Bonny and Craig Stevenson started the Quinn Stevenson Athletic & Spirit Scholarship for the Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon.

"The Redwings decided that making a donation to the scholarship fund wasn't good enough. They wanted to do more. This is what their idea of more is," said Bonny.

"I have to say that Craig and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. This is the kind of day that Quinn would have been all over."

Quinn was heavily involved in sports and his dad was alongside him the whole way as a coach. He pitched for the Saskatoon Blue Jays where the team won the Midget AA City Championships with him at the mound. He played hockey with the Saskatoon Redwings and the ASHL Bruins. That athletic spirit was brought to the memorial day that was hosted by the Redwings.

"It's not about competing its not about winning its about having some fun and supporting a cause," Bonny explained.

"We have been just absolutely overwhelmed with the support of our friends and the community...  I guess because it is dear to my heart I know how much time a coordinator or a Redwings Zone, or any zone in Saskatoon this time of year puts in. So, I know how many hours they've been up and working on this."

Hockey Day included a family skate, silent auction, ball hockey, and 50/50 draws. At night there was what Bonny described as "some big grudge matches from the midgets".

"Everybody on the ice from 8 p.m. to 11:15 are all going to be friends of Quinn's . The two Redwing teams will play against alumni teams and a Bruins teams that Quinn was part of," she said.

All of the money raised will go toward the Quinn Stevenson Athletic & Spirit Scholarship. 

"For me it's not so much about awareness, it's about keeping Quinn's memory alive. That's what we see it as," she said.

"We still haven't gotten any resolution as far as the accident, but we will just keep going on day by day."

Source: News Talk 650 CKOM


Last updated on: 2015-06-15 | Link to this post