World Girls Hockey Weekend

World Girls Hockey Weekend
World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will once again be anchored in Canada by the coast-to-coast-to-coast Long Game, but the Oct. 7-9 celebration is about more than just one game.

Help Celebrate World Girls' Hockey Weekend

When: October 7-9, 2016

In October 2016 the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada will team up to host the sixth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. This event aims to celebrate and grow the Female Game from coast to coast and unite Canadians through grassroots programming that is led by local communities, MHAs and families.

The variety of events are endless for groups or individuals to get involved. From girls and women trying out the sport for the first time to just a simple celebration of the game, Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to take part and register their event with Hockey Canada. Women’s hockey is the fastest growing game in Canada, let’s keep the momentum going and utilize this opportunity to educate and motivate our players, coaches, volunteers and supporters.

Dozens of countries across the globe will also be participating in the weekend as each puts their celebration efforts on display. As the world leader in the sport, World Girls Hockey Weekend is our chance to put our stamp on the female game and show the rest of the world what Canadians are capable of. This October 7-9, let’s have a cross-Canada celebration heard around the world!

HOSTING AN EVENT

Now that you’re excited to be part of the celebration, don’t let your event go unnoticed! No matter how big (ie. full tournament) or small (ie. road hockey game), register your event with us, it only takes a couple of minutes and we will add it to the list of events happening across Canada that is submitted to the IIHF and shown on our website!

For suggestions on types of events you can host or be a part of, CLICK HERE.

To add your event to the Canadian celebration CLICK HERE

PARTICIPATING

Events will be hosted from coast to coast in big cities to small communities. Stay tuned here to find an event near you and how to get in touch and participate!

You can also contact your Member Branch or your local hockey association to learn what they have going on for the weekend. In Ontario please contact the OWHA for information.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

For our celebration to be heard around the world, let’s spread the word on social media!

Share you story and your pictures!!

To join the conversation, use and follow the hashtags: #WGHWCanada, #LongGame and #WGIHW.


From Dunedin, New Zealand, to Verdun, Que. – and stops like South Africa, Malaysia and the UAE in between – and from six years old to 57, the first-ever Global Girls’ Game highlighted World Girls’ Hockey Weekend on Oct. 10-11.
From Harbour Breton, N.L., to Delta, B.C. – and communities large and small in between – events celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend put female hockey at centre ice and encouraged Canadians to experience the women’s game.
The fifth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game coast to coast Oct. 9-11. Communities across the country will commemorate a game that has truly become global. Will you be joining the party?


For more information, please contact:
Mandi Duhamel
Manager, Female Development
mduhamel@hockeycanada.ca

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