Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia
Hockey has a wonderful way of pulling Canada together, and it has the possibility of pulling Mongolia together too. We have a wonderful country and to see it represented through sport here in a rink like this just lights your heart on fire. Ed Jager, Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia and supporter of Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia.
Mongolia. It’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think about hockey. That may change after you watch this incredible journey by brothers Boe and Nate Leslie. Our documentary Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia explores the state of hockey, and our efforts to help, in one of the world’s most remote countries. The first professional coaches to ever coach in Mongolia, Boe and Nate visit 7 outdoor rinks in 5 cities and villages in what turned out to be the most significant youth hockey development initiative the country has ever experienced. The impact of this journey was so significant that even the Mongolian Secret Service called on behalf of their President to lend his support and encouragement.
- Producers: Karin Larsen (CBC/Olympian), Boe Leslie (Northern Roots Hockey), & Nate Leslie (Leslie Global Sports).
- Cameras: Pat Bell (Emmy award winner), Mike Dickenson (The Mapmakers)
- Editor: Robert Postma (Robert Postma Creative)
- Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia was made possible by the kind donations of equipment and funding from hundred of families around the world. Check out our successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign here. We extend a very special thank you to our families for their love and support, Pujee Choijiljav, Ryan Van Geest, The Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation, Erdenebayer Tsesren, Hudson & Tracei Akarlilar, Kidsport Tri Cities & Chris Wilson, NHL Goals & Dreams, and EJ Bauer.
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Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia is receiving critical acclaim and positively influencing leaders, students, families, and athletes around the world. Contact Boe or Nate Leslie to have us speak at your next event.
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The Project Mongolia presentation was both inspiring and thought provoking. The message that each of us have a voice was evident throughout the film and through Nate’s story of film-making and hockey. Nate is an excellent speaker who inspired students to add value to everything they do and to give back to others. Bryan Lockless, Argyle Secondary School Leadership teacher, North Vancouver.
I must admit, I don’t follow the sport, or any sports for that matter. But this film is about more than a game. It’s about people coming together over a shared passion. It’s about helping strangers across the world. It’s about dedicating yourself to something. Inspiring, to say the least. And a true, real life, adventure. Sandra O’Connell, Vancouver Sun.
Breakfast Television on City TV with Jodi Vance:
January 13, 2016
CBC Radio Early Edition with Rick Cluff:
January 18, 2016 (Scrub to 58:30 minute mark)
CKNW Radio: The Lynda Steele Show:
Global National Television by Squire Barnes and Barry Deley:
Hockey Night in Mongolia
December 12, 2015
CTV News by Gary Rutherford and Michael Shulman:
The Hockey Wanderer
Local MASS Television, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
February 18, 2015
IIHF World Hockey Championships, Prague, Czech Republic
June 4, 2015
Original CBC News Feature by Karin Larsen
June 11, 2014
Other Radio Interviews
December 3 and 5, 2014
Other News Media Articles
- January 18, 2016: Vancouver Courier: Hockey Night in Mongolia:New sports documentary film captures Canada and Mongolia’s shared passion for hockey, and on www.meganstewart.ca by Megan Stewart
- January 18, 2016: CBC News British Columbia: Hockey doc on Canadian brothers’ trip to teach sport in Mongolia premiers Monday night by The Early Edition
- April 17, 2016: www.canadamongolia.ca: Exporting Canadian hockey skills to Eager Young Mongols
- March 14, 2016: UBC Mongolia Focus: Mongolia Doubleheader “Rinks of Hope” & Ambassador Ed Jager by Julian Dierkes
- March 9, 2016: Winnipeg Sun: Hockey Night in Mongolia and published on Canoe News by Doug Lunney
- January 30, 2016: The Vancouver Sun: Finding Hockey in Mongolia by Sandra O’Connell
- January 21, 2016: MONINFO: Big Screen Sports: Film Review of Rinks of Hope: Project Mongolia by
- December 15, 2015: The Loop: Canadian takes hockey where it’s never been before: Mongolia
- December 12, 2015: CTV News GO: BC hockey coach brings Canada’s pastime to Mongolia by Michael Shulman
- December 12, 2015: Castanet: Taking Hockey to Mongolia by Jon Manchester
- February 11, 2015: Voice of Mongolia: Mongolia’s ice hockey teams to have professional training
- February 5, 2015: The Washington Post: Teaching Ice Hockey to Kids in Mongolia by Jamie Anfenson-Comeau
- January 25, 2015: Mongolia Economy Magazine: Hyattsville resident to visit Mongolia to coach hockey
- January 23, 2015: Hyattsville Life & Times, Maryland: Resident to Create Hockey Documentary by Mark Goodson
- January 19, 2012: Niagara This Week: Hockey Night in Mongolia (What a small world. Our Canadian pilot on the ground in Mongolia hit the news 4 years ago!)