A weekend filled with events in Eastend helped to raise some important funds for the Arnal Boys Bursary.

The 4th Annual Arnal Brothers Hockey Tournament comprised dinner, dance, live auction and some on-ice action featuring 11 teams helped to generate $16,000 and counting.

The funds collected will go toward this year's bursaries for Chinook School Division students between the ages of 8-18 who have an agriculture project in mind.

Chantel Henderson, the sister of three boys that were tragically killed in two separate accidents, said it means a lot to their family to be able to help younger farmers.

"Unfortunately they don't have an opportunity to make an impact on agriculture, although they did while they were here," she said. "It just gives an opportunity for some of the characteristics that they had to be able to be ignited and continued in the agricultural community."

The number of teams and attendees for the weekend were slightly down according to Henderson, who believes teams participating in playoffs and cold weather may have been factors.

"Overall we had a great fun weekend," she said. "Everyone who came it sounded like they enjoyed themselves. Some of the hockey that was played was just phenomenal."

Since 2014 there have been 41 bursaries handed out totalling over $136,000. This year's deadline to apply for the bursary is March 1.

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