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Colchester County minor hockey associations benefit from Jed Ritcey Legacy Fund

Three local minor hockey associations are benefitting from the Jed Ritcey Legacy Fund. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, association reps gathered with board of directors and family members to receive their cheques. From left, Matthew White (South Colchester Minor Hockey Association), Jenny Ives (Tatamagouche Minor Hockey Association), Mark Collins (Truro Minor Hockey Association), Betty Ritcey (Jed’s wife), Dave Ritcey (Jed's son) and committee members Bob Taylor and Matt Moore. CONTRIBUTED
Three local minor hockey associations are benefitting from the Jed Ritcey Legacy Fund. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, association reps gathered with board of directors and family members to receive their cheques. From left, Matthew White (South Colchester Minor Hockey Association), Jenny Ives (Tatamagouche Minor Hockey Association), Mark Collins (Truro Minor Hockey Association), Betty Ritcey (Jed’s wife), Dave Ritcey (Jed's son) and committee members Bob Taylor and Matt Moore. CONTRIBUTED - Contributed

TRURO, N.S. – Three local minor hockey associations received funding from the Jed Ritcey Legacy Fund on Nov. 5.
Truro, South Colchester and Tatamagouche associations were awarded a total of $6,100 for both program development and equipment support.
Funding for the associations came from the World Junior A Challenge event in December 2017.
“My father would be so proud of the announcement of funds over the last two years, which has totalled $26,000 back to the local minor hockey association communities in Colchester County, supporting grassroots development programs,” said Jed’s son Dave Ritcey, in a release.
Applications for funding were made available to the local minor hockey associations with specific criteria in late August. There were three applications received by the board at the deadline.
In 2018, the legacy fund dispersed almost $20,000 to four local hockey groups.
The fund was developed in memory of Colchester Sports Hall of Famer and community leader Jed Ritcey, who made valuable long-term contributions to Hockey Canada, Hockey Nova Scotia, the Maritime Junior Hockey League, Truro minor hockey.
Jed always believed in the importance of giving back to his community. 

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