RBC Trophy Tour
April 10, 2008

On May 11th, Canada's national Junior A champions will have the chance to hoist the RBC Cup in Cornwall, ON.

Between now and then, fans in the Ottawa area will get the chance to do the same, thanks to the RBC Trophy Tour.

The tour kicks off on Thursday, April 10th at the RBC branch in Pembroke and, over the next month, host committee members will take the trophy to several RBC branches, including those in Kemptville, Hawkesbury, and Smiths Falls.

"It's fantastic that this trophy tour has been established as it will give fans across the region a sense of the excitement that is already building in Cornwall," says host committee chair Candy Pollard. "Many of the Cornwall Colts (the host team at the RBC Cup) come from Ottawa-area communities, and this is a great chance for their families and friends to see what they will be pursuing beginning on May 3rd."

The RBC Cup runs from May 3-11 in Cornwall and will feature five teams - representatives from the Central, East, West, and Pacific regions, along with the host Cornwall Colts.

"RBC is thrilled to help bring the excitement of the RBC Cup to our communities," said Mike Haley, regional vice-president with RBC. "We're extending an open invitation for people to visit the RBC branches where the RBC Cup will be touring to get a first-hand glimpse of the trophy that will be raised aloft by the winning team on May 11th."

Following are the communities which will be a part of the RBC Trophy Tour.

Please contact the specific RBC branch for more information.

April 10 - Pembroke Pam Etmanskie: ph) 613-735-8104

April 11 - Smiths Falls Dave Lawrence: ph) 613-283-7364

April 15 - 1000 Islands / Brockville Main Kelly Vincent: ph) 613-342-4235 / Marlene Geggie: ph) 613-345-1721

April 16 - Prescott Mary Lou Murray: ph) 613-925-5265

April 17 - Iroquois / Spencerville Kathleen Knezevic: ph) 613-652-4366 / Mary Lou Murray: ph) 613-925-5265

April 18 - Kemptville Vicki Graham: ph) 613-258-3979

April 21 - North Gower / Winchester Stacey Seymour: ph) 613-489-3725 / Brent Tower: ph) 613-774-2625

April 22 - Metcalfe / Embrun Mike Soloski: ph) 613-821-2332 / Ann Bisonette: ph) 613-443-2369

April 23 - Casselman Gislaine Lafleche: ph) 613-764-5280

April 24 - Rockland Anne St. Louis: ph) 613-446-7759

April 25 - Plantagenet Linda Kego: ph) 613-673-5780

April 28 - Hawkesbury Julie Belanger: ph) 613-632-5079

April 29 - Alexandria Debbie Lavigne: ph) 613-525-3373

April 30 - Cornwall Mall Gabriel Gratton: ph) 613-932-6884

May 1 - Cornwall Main Johanne Delves: ph) 613-930-2534

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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