What’s more important to Canadian parents: hockey or education?
Although the majority (69 per cent) believe every child should learn how to play hockey since it’s part of growing up Canadian, one in four parents say they or someone they know regret how much they’ve spent on it — with many going into debt to keep their kids on the ice, according to a new survey by research firm Leger.
Still, 46 per cent of parents surveyed say they or someone they know are spending more money to put a child in an extracurricular activity like hockey rather than saving for post-secondary education, typically through a Registered Education Savings Plan.