Ed Wahl is the kind of person you would want on your team. He’s a dedicated worker and a leader, who emphasizes the whole, rather than his individual self. So, I’m glad he’s on this spaceship, we call earth.

Someone once said, “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

Ed’s 50+ years as a volunteer (in various roles and now as president of SHA Hockey Club) within the hockey community of Scarborough, Ontario, is a clear and solid statement about the kind of community he wants to live in. But, it’s more than simply hockey. Ultimately, he wants to live in a community that supports kids’ growth, through friendly competition and athletic achievement. He wants to foster teamwork, commitment, perseverance and goals, both on the ice and off.

Listen to how four-year-old Ed not only learned to play hockey – thanks to the support of neighbours, coaches and friends – but also learned the fundamentals of how to build a strong community.

 

Ed Wahl with Hockey Icon Don Cherry

 

Ed Wahl as a referee in his youth


Legacy Crew, The Podcast

Episode 6 – An MVP in his own community
Length: 12:12
Sources: Intro/Closing/Mood music licensed by SourceAudio LLC; Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

 

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Fall 2019 – Monday, September 30

 

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