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Canada's Triple Gold Champions to Be Honoured at 2006 Canadian Hockey Foundation Celebrity Classic Gala Fundraiser and Golf Tournament
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June 23, 2006
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TORONTO – The 2006 Canadian Hockey Foundation Celebrity Classic Gala Fundraiser and Golf Tournament will be held in Toronto on July 10th and 11th to raise money for the Foundation’s endowment program. This special two day event provides benefactors with a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate Team Canada’s recent gold medal victories while raising money to invest in the future of our game.

Corporate tables and tickets to the Gala on July 10th at the Westin Harbour Castle and the Golf Tournament on July 11th at the Club on Bond Head are still available for purchase.

Please contact the following for information on pricing and availability:

Sponsorship inquiries: Bruce Newton at bnewton@hockeycanada.ca

Purchase a Corporate Table or tickets to the Gala: Robin Turnbull at (416) 604-0310 

Donate Items for our auction: Chris Manning at (905) 564-5721    

This year’s honourees in attendance at the Canadian Hockey Foundation Celebrity Classic Gala on July 10th in Toronto are:  

  • The 2006 IIHF World Junior Champions, won Canada’s first back to back gold medals since 1996/1997 with a perfect record, and won for the first time on Canadian soil since 1995
  • The 2006 Women’s Olympic Champions, the first ever repeat Olympic gold medalists in women’s hockey.
  • The 2006 Sledge Hockey Paralympic Champions, winning Canada’s first ever Paralympic hockey gold medal.

The Gala on July 10th will be hosted by TSN’s Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle. Supporters attending the gala fundraiser will be present for the championship ring presentation, and will spend a memorable evening with this outstanding group of athletes. Other well known Hockey Canada Alumni, including members of the 2005 National Junior team and other sports personalities will round out the field of celebrity participants in attendance. The following day, on July 11th, all of the 2006 honourees will join sponsors and patrons for a golf tournament at the Club on Bond Head.

The Canadian Hockey Foundation currently governs over three million dollars in endowment assets and manages over $200,000 per year in annual gifts. To date, the Canadian Hockey Foundation has made over $500,000 in grants to Hockey Canada supporting a wide range of activities; including athlete support, alumni recognition, and the creation of next generation hockey development programs. Major new initiatives include supporting the growth of the female hockey nationwide and providing opportunities for new Canadians and underprivileged youth to participate in organized hockey.

For more information on the Canada Hockey Foundation, please visit Hockey Canada’s official website at www.hockeycanada.ca


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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