Interview Opportunity: Bobby Orr To Share Secrets to Becoming a Great Hockey Parent

    MasterCard Launches Search for Canada's Hockey Mom of the Year

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Sacrificing weekends, driving carpool across
the city, and 5 a.m. wake-up calls. These daunting tasks are all too familiar
to Canada's hockey parents. But how do hockey parents support their children
in the love of the game, and stay positive and enthusiastic from the stands?
Hockey legend Bobby Orr has some unique insight to share about the rules of
hockey parenting and what it takes to be the best hockey parent with minor
hockey playoffs in full swing.

    What:        Interview opportunity with hockey legend Bobby Orr

    When:        MONDAY, APRIL 23

    Ask Bobby:
        -  How does someone become a great hockey parent?
        -  What role did your parents play in your success?
        -  What's the most appropriate way to encourage your child before,
           during and after the game?

    To celebrate hockey moms across the country, MasterCard Canada has
launched a national contest in search of Canada's Hockey Mom of the Year. To
nominate a mom worthy of the title, visit between April 9
and April 30, 2007, and in 250 words or less, tell us why the selected mom
should be crowned "Hockey Mom of the Year." Three finalists will be chosen and
will be flown to Vancouver, along with their families, to attend the 2007
MasterCard Memorial Cup. The grand prize winner will be recognized during an
on-ice presentation by MasterCard Canada, long-time hockey mom Linda Staal and
Bobby Orr at the final game.

    About MasterCard Worldwide

    MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical
economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and
merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard
develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 16 billion transactions
each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to
financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands,
including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers
and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more
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For further information: Media Contact: Andrea Willemse, Olivia Yu,
Environics Communications, (416) 969-2767, (416) 969-2718

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