Hockey Canada Network |
News
DP Todd Students Take The Lead on RBC Royal Bank Cup Adopt-A-Team Program
RBC.017.07
|
February 28, 2007
|
|

PRINCE GEORGE – Students in the leadership class at DP Todd Secondary are going the extra mile to ensure out of town teams competing at the RBC Royal Bank Cup feel right at home.

The students are proposing an ‘Adopt-a-Team’ program that would see students from throughout School District 57 choose an out of town team competing in the RBC Royal Bank Cup and attend the Games to cheer on their team. The school program has been a regular part of this championship for many years but this year it's proposed to be bigger than it's even been and for the first time ever it's being developed and coordinated by high school leadership students.

“The RBC Royal Bank Cup is attracting teams from all over Canada, and we want to make sure the teams feel welcome in Prince George,” says DP Todd Leadership student Carli Kerr.

Phil Beaulieu, VP of Marketing with the RBC Royal Bank Cup Host Committee says the program is a win-win for all involved. “The students not only get the chance to attend the Games, but they also have the opportunity to learn more about other areas of Canada,” say Beaulieu. “The teams benefit in knowing they’ll have a loud and proud cheering section at each game. “

The program also allows for a cultural exchange, as players from across the nation will take time during the event to visit schools to talk about their hometown, home province and their long journey to compete in the national championship.

The students will appear before the School Board this evening to present their proposal and seek the support of the Board in implementing the program. “I’m very proud of these students,” says DP Todd Leadership Teacher Don Homan. “They have designed this program on their own and are taking the initiative to make it happen,” says Homan.

It's expected that over the next few weeks the students will work with representatives from the School Board and the RBC Royal Bank Cup Host Committee to finalize details of the program. More information will be provided once the program is finalized.

The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup is the National Junior A Hockey Championship. It will take place in Prince George from May 5-13 with the Prince George Spruce Kings as the host team. Tickets for the RBC Royal Bank Cup are available online at ticketmaster.ca or by contacting Ticketmaster (250)614-9100.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dan Rogers, Co-Chair

2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup

Cell: 250-617-2528


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

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 2 - SUD 1
Apr 20, 2014
Jenica Whitrow scoredwith less than two minutes to play to winit for Weyburn.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - SVK 1
Apr 20, 2014
Brendan Perlini’s two goals led Canada to a victory over the Slovaks.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 8 - MON 1
Apr 20, 2014
Sixteen players goton the score sheetas the hosts coastedto an opening win.
2014 Esso Cup: EDM 1 - FRA 0
Apr 20, 2014
Jessica Healey scoresthe game’s only goal as the Thunder winsits opener.
2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: