ADVISORY - The Puck Drops on Inaugural Leafs Nation Fan Fest Tomorrow at Air Canada Centre

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -

WHAT:          

Thousands of Leafs Nation members will receive unprecedented access to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Air Canada Centre at the first Leafs Nation Fan Fest presented by your Toronto Area Ford Dealers.         




Fan Fest begins on Ford Friday Night with a Town Hall with Toronto Maple Leafs front office personnel, coaches, alumni and current players. Fans will receive an insider's look into the upcoming season, participate in a Q&A, and will see a special ceremony honouring legendary Maple Leafs Stanley Cup winners.




Friday also features the grand re-opening of the authentic team store, Real Sports Apparel.  After a summer-long renovation, RSA will celebrate with a ceremonial ribbon cutting with Toronto Maple Leaf Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs front office and MLSE executives. 




Fans will also have the opportunity to watch the unveil of the first three Leafs Legends Row statues Saturday morning.  Last month, Ted Kennedy was announced as the first of three statues to be raised in Maple Leaf Square, now fans will get to witness the announcement and unveiling of the next two Leafs statues.     




Throughout the weekend, fans can meet Maple Leafs greats from the past and present, tour the Leafs Dressing Room, get their photo taken dropping the puck at centre ice, undergo Maple Leafs combine testing with the Leafs Training and Hockey Development Staff and have the chance to own pieces of official game-worn gear and equipment. 



WHO:             

Toronto Maple Leafs full team


Toronto Maple Leafs alumni


Toronto Maple Leafs management and coaching staff


Thousands of Leafs Nation members



Interview and Photo opportunities available



WHEN:            

Friday, September 5, 2014


Real Sports Apparel grand re-opening sneak peek: 4 – 6 p.m.


Leafs Nation Fan Fest sneak peek: 6 - 8 p.m.


Ford Friday Night: 8 – 10 p.m.


*media passes are to be picked up at Gate 2 between 3 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m.




Saturday, September 6, 2014


Leafs Nation Fan Fest presented by Toronto Area Ford Dealers: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Leafs Legends Row Statue Unveil – 11 a.m.


*media passes are to be picked up at Gate 2 between 9 – 10 a.m.




Sunday September 7, 2014


Leafs Nation Fan Fest presented by Toronto Area Ford Dealers: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


*media passes are to be picked up at Gate 2 between 9 – 10 a.m.



WHERE:         

Air Canada Centre


40 Bay Street


Toronto, Ontario


M5J 2X2

 

SOURCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

For further information: Media Contacts: Abby Albino, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, 416-815-5455; Jamie Deans, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, 416-815-5445