Hockey Canada Network |
National Women's Team Members Join Manitoba Mayors in Launching New ‘Vote for Team Canada' Yard Sign Campaign
October 18, 2006

WINNIPEG, MB – National Women’s Team members Jennifer Botterill and Sami-Jo Small joined Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and Selkirk Mayor David Bell Tuesday to launch a unique new yard sign campaign encouraging the public to support the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship, which takes place April 3-10 in both cities. The yard signs, which play on the current municipal campaigns, read ‘Vote Team Canada April 3 – 10, and will be popping up all around the cities this week. They are part of a push to encourage the public to show their support for the World Championship by becoming a volunteer, purchasing a ticket package, and helping cheer on Team Canada in their attempt for a 10th World Championship title.

“We hope that the public will see these signs as further enticers to be a part of the World Championship and show their support,” stated event chair Polly Craik. “There is a lot of political campaigning currently going on in both cities, and we thought this would be a fun unique way to play on that and encourage the public to get on board with our event, helping us host the biggest and best World Championship ever.”

“We are still currently still in need of volunteers for the World Championship, and are asking any interested persons to register and help us in hosting the event. As well, we have sold over 10,000 tickets to date, and encourage the public to get their tickets soon to ensure a prime seat as they will be going fast.”

Volunteer registration forms can be downloaded at, or picked up at the Hockey Manitoba (200 Main Street) or True North Sports and Entertainment (260 Hargrave St) offices in Winnipeg, and the Community Services office in Selkirk (310 Christie Ave). Ticket packages for the event can be purchase by visiting or calling 204-780-3333.The 2007 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Winnipeg and Selkirk will mark the fifth time that this international event has been staged in Canada, and the first time it will be held in Manitoba.

Canada also hosted the IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in 2004 (Halifax, NS), in 2000 (Mississauga, ON), in 1997 (Kitchener, ON) and in 1990 (Ottawa, ON). Canada has won a gold medal at eight of the nine IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championships, the exception being a silver medal at the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Linkoping, SWE, losing to the USA in a shootout.

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2014 PARA: Welcome to Sochi
Mar 02, 2014
Canada’s National Sledge Team has arrived ahead of the Paralympics.
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.
Photo Credit: