James Bidgood Memorial Hockey Day 2018

The 3rd Annual Bidgood Memorial Hockey Day Tournament is happening on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Asphodel-Norwood Ontario arena, and rumour has it that this years event is going to be BIGGER and better than ever before! So, if you’re in the area come on out and enjoy the fun.

The full day of family fun begins at 7am Eastern Standard Time and will include; prizes, a bake sale, a licensed bar, silent auction, great community spirit, and of course – good old Canadian HOCKEY!

100% proceeds from this years Bidgood Hockey Day will be used to help fund Camp Kerry Ontario – Ontario’s only bereavement retreat program for families.


James Bidgood, owner of Bidgood Builders – a construction company in Ontario – was a well-respected and a trusted member of his community. Those that knew him recall the deep love he had for his family and how much he enjoyed living life through his passions of sports and the great outdoors. James was often known to be the life of the party because he not only worked hard, but he played hard as well.

Unfortunately, it was through his adventurous life-style on February 19, 2015 where James would suddenly meet his fate in an accident involving his snowmobile and a motor vehicle.

Though the heart-ache of his loss is felt by many, James’ generous and loving spirit continues to live on as he inspires more and more people to do good each and every day. Both through his community – which has implemented the “One for James” tradition at their local Tim Horton’s – and through his adoring wife Brooke, and their three beautiful children – Maggie, Jesse, and Griffin – who champion themselves to help others in need.