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Ice Breakers Film Screening and Discussion with Zechariah Thomas


[Youth, Adults]

Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you upon registration)
Thursday, February 17, 6:00 p.m.

Registration required; register in person at any branch, by phone, or online.

Enjoy a digital screening of the National Film Board’s documentary, Ice Breakers, followed by a discussion with local hockey player, Zechariah Thomas! After the film, you are invited to participate in a discussion with Zechariah, a talented local hockey player currently residing in Scugog, Ontario.

Presented in partnership with the Municipality of Clarington and the Clarington Diversity Advisory Committee.

About Ice Breakers

Josh Crooks is a promising teen hockey star in a sport where Black athletes like him are chronically underrepresented. Ice Breakers reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as Crooks discovers that his unshakeable passion is tied to a rich and remarkable history. (National Film Board)

About Zechariah Thomas

Born on December 10, 2002, Zechariah began playing hockey at the age of 10. In 2015, Zechariah joined the Oshawa General Minors. Over the last 7 years, Zechariah has had a successful hockey career, playing with the Okanaghan Hockey Academy, Florida Eels Hockey, Connecticut Chiefs, Brampton Admirals, and Acadie-Bathurst Titans. Zechariah is currently a member with the Jamaican Olympic Hockey Team.

During his time with the Oshawa General Minors, Zechariah was truly made aware of how expensive hockey equipment could be, especially hockey sticks, which can be a barrier for some children to play the game. In 2022, Zechariah created Swift Hockey, a hockey stick company similar to top professional hockey sticks, but at a more affordable cost, to help support the dreams of any child to play hockey and make a difference.

Be sure to see our other Black History Month activities this February!


You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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