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
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.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Female Development