The Stanley Cup® and Hockey Stars to Arrive in Eight Communities in Nunavut

  • Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project North and First Air are delivering 150 bags of new hockey equipment.
  • Juno Award winning singer – songwriter Susan Aglukark to perform in Taloyoak.
  • Scotiabank and Rumie to donate 150 educational tablets to young people.

 

IQALUIT, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project North and First Air, are inviting eight Nunavut communities to experience a special celebration of hockey taking place from Wednesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 29.

The iconic Stanley Cup® will be visiting with Stanley Cup® Champion Lanny McDonald and CWHL All-Star Natalie Spooner. Scotiabank®, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project North and First Air are delivering 150 bags of new hockey equipment to local communities.

Scotiabank will also be teaming up with Rumie to give 150 educational tablets to benefit students in Nunavut.

Details of the tour are below (all times are local). The Stanley Cup® Cup and hockey greats will be at each location and interview opportunities with Lanny McDonald, Natalie Spooner and partner spokespeople will be available at each stop.

Wednesday, April 26:

1.

Iqaluit




What:

Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the NHL® are hosting a hockey clinic and community skate at Arnaitok Arena.





Community members will have the opportunity to take photos with the Stanley Cup®, Lanny McDonald and Natalie Spooner.




When:

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Community Skate





Where:

Arnaitok Arena – 901 Nunavut

 

 Thursday, April 27:

2.

Cape Dorset





What:  

Following a parade with the Stanley Cup® through town, the tour will go to an outdoor rink to present young people with hockey equipment. This will be followed by a free skate.





When:

11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.





Where: 

Parade Start - Kinngait West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Studios, continuing onto the Outdoor Arena

 

3.

Kugaaruk





What:

Come out to the Sea Ice, where the community is invited to join the celebration, with a free skate and a presentation of hockey equipment to the community. There will also be a gift of 100 educational tablets from Rumie to help local students and teachers access learning resources.





When: 

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.





Where:

Sea Ice

 

4.

Taloyoak





What: 

Join the Stanley Cup® and special guest, Juno-award winning singer Susan Aglukark for a unique concert event, celebrating Northern culture.               





When:  

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.





Where: 

Boothia Inn

 

Friday, April 28:

5.

Gjoa Haven





What: 

Young hockey fans from Quqshuun Ilihakvik Elementary School will host special visitors, when the Stanley Cup® and hockey stars come to their school. There will be a presentation of bags of new hockey equipment to the students.





When: 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.





Where:

Quqshuun Ilihakvik Elementary School

 

6.

Resolute Bay





What:  

A celebration of hockey, where local hockey fans can take their photo with the Stanley Cup® and get autographs from NHL AlumniTM Lanny McDonald and CWHL player Natalie Spooner.





When:

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.





Where:

ATCO's South Camp Hotel

 

Saturday, April 29:

7.

Hall Beach





What: 

The community will host a fashion show event at Arnaqjuaq School, followed by a presentation of hockey gear to young people.





When:

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.





Where:

Arnaqjuaq School

 

8.

Quikiqtarjuaq





What: 

On the final stop of the tour, the community is invited to come out to the sea ice to celebrate hockey with the Stanley Cup®. There will also be a presentation of hockey equipment.  





When:

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.





Where:

Behind the Piqalujaujaq building

 

Media are invited to attend all the events. To get more information and to RSVP, please contact the representatives below.

NHL, the NHL Shield, and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Alumni name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League.  © NHL 2017All Rights Reserved.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: To arrange for interviews/photographs with any of the NHL Alumni, Scotiabank or Project North representatives, please contact: Erin Truax (on site), Public, Corporate and Government Affairs, Scotiabank, (416) 578-9659, Erin.Truax@Scotiabank.com; Diana Hart, Public, Corporate and Government Affairs, Scotiabank, 416-866-7238, Diana.Hart@Scotiabank.com

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