The 2007 IIHF World Junior Champions will be honoured at a Celebrity Classic Gala Dinner and Golf Tournament June 25th and 26th, 2007, hosted by The Canadian Hockey Foundation.
This is the first time Calgary will host this annual two-day event. The event provides an opportunity for corporations, business and community leaders, and Canada’s hockey community to join in the celebration of our country’s recent World Junior Championship. This is the third year in a row that Canada has won this vaunted title.
The Gala Fundraiser Dinner will be held at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, AB, on Monday, June 25th. The Gala will once again be hosted by TSN’s Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire, and will feature fantastic live and silent auctions, and a championship ring presentation to the players.
On Tuesday, June 26th, this year’s honorees from Canada’s National Junior Team will captain sponsor teams at a golf tournament at the Heritage Pointe Golf Club. This championship 27 hole course is located in the beautiful Pine Creek Valley.
The Canadian Hockey Foundation looks to raise nearly $1 Million in revenue with this event. Funds will be used for the Foundation’s endowment program to preserve Canada’s hockey heritage, continue our winning tradition, and support the future development and delivery of Hockey Canada programs, projects, and activities. Hockey Canada programs include projects such as: skill development, training for coaches, continued growth of female hockey, player/parent education on hockey’s core values of respect, responsibility and pure enjoyment of our game, and providing opportunities for new Canadians and underprivileged youth to participate in organized hockey.