Free helmets for budding hockey players

Hockey legends Bobby Orr, rear left, and Cassie Campbell-Pascall, rear right, skate with local kids as part of the launch of the Chevrolet Hockey Helmet Program. Chevrolet Canada announced today that they will be partnering with Hockey Canada, Bauer Hockey and Forzani, to give a helmet to every five-year old across the country that signs-up to play on a Hockey Canada registered team, at a press conference in Toronto, July 12,2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/J.P. Moczulski

Children born in 2006 can get a free hockey helmet if they sign up with a Hockey Canada affiliated league (for a list in Montreal, visit

Thanks to a partnership between Chevrolet Canada and Hockey Canada, these 5-year-olds can receive a free Bauer helmet to help defray some costs while raising awareness about the importance of safety.

To register for the helmet, visit Once signed up, parents will be provided with the name of a nearby Chevrolet dealer where they can pick up the Safe and Fun Hockey package, which will contain a certificate for a new helmet. The certificate can be used at various stores, including Sports Experts.