Haven’t heard of the Capilano Rehab Centre? Well you will know about it now. Starting today, I, Chris The Intern, will be bringing you
weekly injury reports on our beloved Edmonton Oilers and their next of kin, the
Bakersfield Condors. I will be discussing the latest team injuries, and with
some help from our friends over at the Capilano Rehab Centre, maybe give a
helpful tip on preventing or healing said injury.
You might be asking, “What if there are no injuries to talk
about, Intern Chris?”
Well, for the sake of everything I sure hope there are no
injuries throughout the season. I hope I have absolutely nothing to tell
you guys week after week. If this happens though, don’t fret. If there are no
injuries to report, I will instead be bringing you all weekly updates on what
Oilersnation HQ has been up to. Maybe I’ll need to rant how Baggedmilk won’t
stop bragging about his new shoes, or maybe you’ll get a sneak peek at a new shirt
design the Nation scientists have been cooking up. Either way, prepare
yourselves for one more article to read as you scroll through the Nation blog.
As of right now, there was one minor injury this past weekend and that happened to Mitch Moroz. Moroz injured his left hand during a scrap against Vancover prospect MacKenzie Stewart. No specific details were given following his injury, so fortunately for the Condors, he should be ready to play by the season opener. UNFORTUNATELY for Moroz, however, he had to sit out for the rest of the Young Stars tournament. This may not be a big deal to others, but Moroz is desperately trying to crack an NHL roster, and showing off his grit in Penticton could have been a good opportunity for him.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
While I have your attention, I might as well remind you guys one more time about the fundraiser Oilersnation is participating in next week called Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. I’m sure you have heard all about it already, but it is a very important cause dedicated to raising awareness and money for women and children affected by family violence. Violence in the home is no joke and getting involved in an event like Walk a Mile is a great way to raise awareness, take a stand against domestic violence, and have a laugh all at the same time.
Most importantly, all the money raised at the event goes to the YWCA, and helps them keep women and children safe from domestic abuse. The YWCA uses these funds to:
- Subsidize counselling services for families in need and survivors of domestic abuse
- Sponsor prevention programs such as the GirlSpace & the Power of Being a Girl Conference
- Provide support to women’s shelters and recovery retreats
- Increase partnerships with other agencies aimed at preventing violence in the home
The event is happening at Churchill Square on September 22rd, 2015, and we’re looking for some fine Nation citizens like you to join our team. The goal of the drive is obvious: we’re looking for people that will feel comfortable raising at least $150 towards the cause. We don’t care if you pay that money yourself just for the opportunity to hang out, but we need citizens that are willing to get involved and help us raise some funds. As a bonus, everyone that joins team OilersNation will also get a free NationGear tee just for helping us out.
If you can’t make it, but still want to get involved, you can donate money directly to the cause by sponsoring a friendly participant like me! We have a goal of raising $5000 and we’re just getting started so any donation will be greatly appreciated. If you need another reason to donate, every donation over $25 gets a tax receipt for this year’s tax return – it’s a win win!
I encourage you to find a way to make it happen. Join our team, sponsor a walker with a few schillings, share this article on social media, or even come down to Churchill Square on September 22nd to watch us all in action. This is one of those events that is deserving of our support, and we appreciate your help in spreading the word.