***Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity*** Hayley Wickenheiser brings young female hockey players together for World Hockey Festival

CALGARY, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian Tire and Hayley Wickenheiser, four-time Olympic Gold Medallist and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Ambassador, will host the 6th annual Canadian Tire Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival, a four-day hockey tournament in Calgary. The tournament brings together over 2,000 players from almost 100 teams around the world to compete and connect while building positive hockey experiences across all levels. 


6th Annual Canadian Tire Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival


Thursday November 26 – Sunday, November 29 **See media availability below


Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park

88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Calgary, AB T3B 5R5


Hayley Wickenheiser, Four-time Olympic Gold Medallist and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Ambassador


Thursday, November 26, 2014
Markin MacPhail Arena at WinSport





6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

'Let's Glow Girls' Opening Reception: The
reception will feature DJs, snacks, several
glow-in-the-dark party games and various
special guests including Natalie Spooner,
Meaghan Mikkelson, and representatives
from Czech Republic Consulate.

Markin MacPhail Arena


Friday, November 27, 2014 – Various opportunities from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m.
Markin MacPhail Arena at WinSport


1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Team Mexico Midget plays the Czech 

  • Hayley Wickenheiser available for
  • Mexico and Czech Republic players
    available for interview before or after game
  • Atom (eight and nine year olds) team
    members from Mexico who are playing on
    a Camrose team will be available to interview
    prior to 2:30 p.m. game

Markin MacPhail – Arena D

2:30 p.m.

Camrose and Mexico vs. Strathcona Atom
Team Mexico had five girls aged eight
and nine who wanted to participate in Canadian
Tire WickFest with their older peers. There weren't
enough girls for a team, so Hockey Alberta worked
closely with the organizers to allow the girls to join
a team from Camrose who had a very small roster.
Coaches from Mexico and Camrose will be on the
bench. They are available to talk about how hockey
brings the world together.

Markin MacPhail – Arena A

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Punch Like a Girl-Muay Thai and Kickboxing for
Dryland Training:

  • World Muay Thai Champion runs session
    for 80 girls

Markin MacPhail – Meeting Rooms

Any time

Media can capture B-Roll footage of various off-ice
clinics and workshops, tournament games, etc.


Saturday, November 28, 2014
Markin MacPhail Arena at WinSport


4:45 p.m.

West Northumberland Game Honouring
Grace Bowen
:  In memory of Grace Bowen,
a young hockey player from Cobourg, ON, her
hockey team, the West Northumberland, will
participate in Canadian Tire WickFest.

Markin MacPhail – Arena A

5:15 p.m.

Calgary Inferno vs. Brampton Thunder:
This is one of the most anticipated games
with many Canadian Tire WickFest
participants in attendance.

Markin MacPhail – Arena A

Follow the tournament on Facebook and Twitter using #ctwickfest.

PLEASE NOTE: Because this event involves minors, it is imperative that all media check-in prior to filming at the Media and VIP Check-In Desk on the second level.


For further information: Trevor Beckman, Canadian Tire Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival, Tel: 403-461-7733, Email: tbeckman@storycommunications.ca; Candice Bruton, Canadian Tire, Tel: 416-480-3180, Cell: 416-520-3184, Email: candice.bruton@cantire.com


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