Taylor Haggerty is the KIJHL Community Player of the Year

KIJHL’s Director of finance and administration Kathy Merkel, Steven Tolfree, Taylor Haggerty

The KIJHL and the Fernie Ghostriders are pleased to announce that Taylor Haggerty has been awarded the KIJHL’s 2023-24 Community Player of the Year Award.

Taylor’s commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others has not gone unnoticed. Through his selfless acts of kindness, tireless volunteer efforts and unwavering support for various community initiatives, he has demonstrated exemplary leadership and compassion.

His willingness to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand, weather it’s through developing and running skating programs for special needs children in Fernie and the Elk Valley, or one on one mentoring with children with disabilities to providing support for a family in the valley with a child with cancer. Taylor embodies the spirit of community service.

Taylor’s passion for making a meaningful impact has left a lasting impression on those around him and has undoubtedly made our community a better place to live.

A quick note from the Barnett and Zmurchyk  Family’s. 

Every child deserves a young adult like Taylor in their lives, Taylor understands the power of connecting with others and making everyone he meets feel included, welcomed and appreciated.

The impact of Taylor’s dedication extends far beyond the ice. He has not only helped our boys build physical strength and confidence but have fostered a sense of belonging and accomplishment. Taylor’s positive attitude and unwavering support have inspired Joe, Zander, Tommy and Zayden to push beyond their limitations and reach new heights.

Jeremy, Ashley, Rob and Katie are incredibly grateful for the dedication and passion that Taylor has shown towards our boys. Taylor’s commitment to inclusivity and empowerment is truly inspiring and we commend him for his outstanding work in making a difference in our families life!

Love the Barnett and Zmurchyk Families.

On behalf of the Ghostriders organization, Congratulations Taylor