About The Giants

The Guelph Giants Special Needs Hockey Foundation is a non-profit organization composed of differently abled athletes. The Club was inaugurated in 2006 and is entering it’s 12th season. Guelph athletes are given the opportunity to play and be a part of a hockey team regardless of gender.
The experience gives the athletes a chance to form close and important friendships with their peers, and permits them to develop sportsmanship that would not have otherwise been possible. Skating improves gross motor development in a fun way! The athletes are able to develop at their own rate with the help of a very dedicated group of volunteer coaches that emphasize fun while learning.

The principles of our programs are to:
Provide an accessible and inclusive hockey experience
Develop individual and team hockey skills
Have FUN!

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board: Ron Heipel


Treasurer: Renee Nelson


Secretary: Glen Lindsay



Honorary Member of the Board and Founder of the Guelph Giants:

Derek Brodie