Dozens of people are expected to gather at the South Nepean Park Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon for a ceremony honouring the late Ted Hay.
He was a beloved community volunteer who gave his time to hockey players and parents alike for more than two decades. Hay was also a volunteer with Boy Scouts and on Majic 100 and at CFRA.
Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder says she's never been asked to extend a commemorative naming so soon after a person's passing.
"And in this case I became inundated with people from Barrhaven who were saying, 'oh, he's been so wonderful,' 'he's all about fair play and sportsmanship,' 'he made a difference in my child's life.' He really believed in preparing players for the game of hockey and for life," she said.
The dedication of Ted Hay Rink takes place at 4:30 in the afternoon with a commemorative plaque that will be hung outside the fieldhouse where it will be on display year round.