Thirty-Four Vancouver Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Vancouver Canucks
VANCOUVER, Jan. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, thirty-four lucky youngsters will be signing one-day contracts with the Vancouver Canucks. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Vancouver Canucks, these future NHLers will get a taste of what it's like to play in the big leagues; including a realistic signing experience, access to the team dressing room and ice time with Canucks' Alumni. Following the signings, the arena will open to contest runners-up for a family skate.
"We're always looking for exciting ways to give back to the community, so we're proud to be partnering with the Vancouver Canucks for the second year in a row to help inspire thirty-four up-and-coming Vancouver all-stars with the chance to join the Canucks organization," says Jenna Bull, Marketing Manager for Sports Programs and Sponsorship at Boston Pizza.
"We all know what it's like to dream of playing in the big leagues," says Jeff Stipec, Canucks Sports and Entertainment Chief Operating Officer. "So it's very special to be working with Boston Pizza to make that dream a reality for these kids. To see the excited looks on their faces as they step onto the ice here at Rogers Arena - it is hopefully a moment they will remember forever."
The NHLer for a Day event will also be held in Edmonton with the Edmonton Oilers on February 18th. A similar event was also held in Calgary with the Calgary Flames on January 14th.
Raw footage from today's event, shot by the NHL partners, will be available to view and download on request.
About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit www.bostonpizza.com.
SOURCE Boston Pizza International
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