Ottawa to serve as launching point for trek through Quebec, Newfoundland
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Team Canada 1972 Summit Series teammates
Paul Henderson, Ron Ellis, Dennis Hull and Yvan Cournoyer will descend
upon the nation's capital on Sunday, October 2 and Monday, October 3 to
officially launch the Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour as it prepares
to visit communities in Quebec, Newfoundland and the Maritimes. The
eastern Canada leg follows an incredibly successful tour through
central and western Canada in the spring of 2011, where thousands of
Canadians in communities from Ontario to British Columbia were able to
experience the magic of the 1972 Summit Series.
"The response the tour received from communities during its travels
through Ontario, the Prairies and into British Columbia was
overwhelming," said Paul Henderson. "It is incredible to hear the
stories of Canadians who experienced the Summit Series first-hand and
to see the excitement of those who are learning about it for the first
A fully turn-key, interactive travelling experience housed in a branded,
48-foot double expandable trailer, the museum houses Paul Henderson's
iconic 1972 Summit Series Jersey, the hockey gloves he wore in that
game, rare Canadian hockey memorabilia and interactive activities,
games and fun for all ages. Admission is free of charge.
Following the launch in Ottawa, the traveling exhibit will go straight
to Newfoundland & Labrador, then swing through Nova Scotia, PEI and New
Brunswick. The Tour will return to Quebec in January and February to
complete the cross-country odyssey.
"We're very excited about visiting communities big and small throughout
eastern Canada," said Rob Wighton, Henderson Jersey Tour Field Manager.
"We'll be passing through some serious hockey hotbeds and expect large
turnouts of Canadians of all ages, ready to relive the excitement of
the Summit Series or experience it for the first time."
SmartCentres' Mitchell Goldhar, bought the jersey worn by Paul Henderson
when he scored his famous goal from an American collector in 2010. A
lifelong hockey fan, he wanted to share the jersey with all Canadians
by taking it communities from coast to coast. .
Fans are encouraged to join the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hendersonjerseytour for tour updates and to share their favourite Summit Series stories,
pictures and videos. For a full list of the stops on the Eastern leg,
please visit www.hendersonjerseytour.com.
A Canadian company, SmartCentres has more than 200 shopping centres in
communities big and small, and operates in every province. SmartCentres
is a major contributor to SickKids, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, CAMH,
the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and many other worthy causes
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