Media Advisory - Local girls to receive FREE skills training with former
Olympic gold medalist Tammy Lee Shewchuk at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

OTTAWA, Jan. 18 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     This Friday and Saturday, hundreds of girls from Ottawa and
              surrounding communities will gather at Scotiabank Place for the
              sixth annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest. This FREE event,
              offered in partnership with the Ottawa Senators, provides a
              unique blend of skills training, fun and encouragement to
              inspire girls to reach for their goals on and off the ice.

    WHO:      Tammy Lee Shewchuk, (two-time gold medalist at the 2000 and
              2001 Women's World Hockey Championships and 2002 Olympic gold
               medalist)
              Players from the Ottawa Senator's women's hockey team (CWHL)
              Players from the Carleton Raven's women's hockey team
              450 novice, atom and peewee level girls (ages7 - 14 years)

    WHEN:     Friday, January 22, 2010
              5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
              (Shewchuk's presentation to begin at 8:00 p.m.)

              Saturday, January 23, 2010
              9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
              (Shewchuk's presentation to begin at noon)

    WHERE:    Scotiabank Place
              1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa ON
              (xx) Media to enter through Gate 3

    WHY:      Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers young girls the opportunity
              to learn from and interact with great role models, who will
              help the girls develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them
              to reach for their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey.
    

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For further information: before and on the day-of, please contact: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs: T: (416) 866-6203, C: (416) 888-4695, E: livy_feldgajer@scotiacapital.com


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