To Donate in memory of Vernon

Vernon day’s job was teaching, having taught for 34 years and retiring in 1999. Throughout his lifetime, Vernon met, trained and coached countless young people in various sports. He served as coach and/or administrator of the minor hockey program for over 50 years. From 1981 – 1999 he served as technical director of the PEI Hockey Association. He sat on the recreation and initiation committees of the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA), developing a beginner’s program for young players. He was a master course instructor for the CHA and for the NCCP programs. In 1995, he was head coach for the 1995 PEI Women’s Canada Games team. Vernon headed the bid committee, which was awarded the franchise for the start of the Charlottetown Islanders Major Midget AAA team and coached and performed duties of Director of Hockey operations.

In the early 70’s, he held an executive position with the Island Track and Field Association including coaching at the 1973 Canada Games. He was president of the Charlottetown Figure Skating Club from 1988 – 1990, and vice-chair of the PEI section from 1982-87. For 10 years he was also a figure skating judge and since 1987, he was a leading instructor in power skating. In 1990 Vernon was presented the prestigious Gordon Juckes Award for hockey development in Canada. He was also named Sport PEI’s Administrator of the Year in 1986 and received a Certificate of Recognition in 2005.

KidSport believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joys of a season of sport.  That’s why we provide grants to kids from families facing financial difficulties to ensure no kid i ever left  watching from the sidelines. Donations made on this page will support KidSport PEI in Vernon’s memory – So All Kids Can Play!

If you would like to make a donation to KidSport in memory of Vernon, donate here.