Ted Hay to be remembered at rink naming ceremony

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.

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