Welcome Delegates of the 2018 IFPMWG
It is with great pleasure that I welcome all athletes, family and friends to the International fire, Police & Military Winter Games 7th Annual Hockey Tournament, The Maine Event Battle on Ice, which will take place at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, and the Norway Bank Arena in Auburn, Maine. The Tournament will begin on January 19 - 21, 2018, with the championship round being played on Sunday.
Our hockey tournament is a fundraising event to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston. I hope together we can make a difference for the many children that are able to be treated there from around the world. The goal of this tournament is to raise money for the hospital through an event that offers public safety personnel across America and beyond the opportunity for exciting competition while making new friends in the public safety community, sharing experiences, and having an all-around good time. As we approach our 7th year, we are working to expand the tournament in both size and international representation. We plan to increase awareness of the tournament bringing in more spectators and offer great entertainment for everyone who attends. We hope that your team will consider being a part of the Maine Event Battle on Ice. Bring your friends and family members to share in the excitement and camaraderie while cheering you on. I look forward to meeting and greeting each of you at the tournament.
As Mayor of the City of Lewiston, congratulations upon the planning and delivery of the 7th annual International Fire, Police, & Military Winter Games.
The games bring a wealth of energy and enthusiasm to our community and certainly provide a fun-filled event for individuals of all ages. It is encouraging to witness a hockey venue filled with smiles, good conversation, and camaraderie--all with a mission of providing financial support to the Shriners Hospital for Children -- Boston. The Shriners Hospital is a tremendous blessing to countless families, and the IFPMWG provides a wonderful opportunity for us to look beyond ourselves and focus on the needs of others.
In closing, thank you to all the organizers and participants of the 2017 games, and I'm so proud that they are again occurring within this community.
Robert E. Macdonald
Mayor of Lewiston
Mayor of Lewiston
As the Mayor of Auburn, I'd like to welcome the athletes, family and friends to the 7th annual International Fire, Police, & Military Winter Games. I'm delighted that Auburn's Norway Savings Bank Arena will be playing a part in hosting this three day tournament of games. This exciting event not only supports our Military, Police, Fire and EMS Professionals, it also provides financial assistance to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston.
The Excitement of hockey coupled with a mission to provide assistance to those in need, make this event both outstanding and unique. Auburn is thrilled to be a part of the 2018 games and we thank you for choosing our community.
Mayor Jonathan LaBonte
Jonathan LaBonte on the left with the president of Central Maine Community College on the right.
This is a fundraising event to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston.
Members of the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston, Board of Governors
We would like to welcome all athletes, family and friends to the International Fire, Police & Military Winter Games ice hockey tournament, The Maine Event, “Battle on Ice.” Now in its 7th year, we are delighted to have been a part of this annual event from the beginning. We thank the IFPM
WG in their efforts to raise money to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston, by bringing this event to Maine and sponsoring this wonderful event for the public safety sector, which includes all departments of the Fire, EMS, Police, and Military. We wish everyone a great week of camaraderie and fun.
Thank you for inviting me to represent the 2200 members of Kora Shrine as you continue your winter games.
2016 Kora Shrine Potentate