MONTREAL, June 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to meet 22 of Canada's most talented U12 soccer players as they battle it out for a spot on Team Canada at the 15th Danone Nations Cup Canadian national final on June 27 in Montreal.
Teams representing Eastern and Western Canada will face off for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent their country at the Danone Nations Cup's international final in Morocco this October.
"The calibre of the players who will take to the field on June 27 is extremely impressive," said Patrick Leduc, former Montreal Impact player and Danone Nations Cup Canada ambassador. "The Danone Nations Cup gives the next generation of Canadian soccer players the chance to shine while promoting the sport across Canada. It encourages young people to be physically active, and gives all participants a shot at realizing their dreams of playing in an international tournament abroad."
WHAT: Danone Nations Cup Canadian National Final
WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2015
11:30 a.m. : Introduction of players, national anthem and kick-off
1:15 p.m. : Match ends and Team Canada announced
WHERE: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
475 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H2W 1S4 **Access via EASTERN entrance
Nearest Metro Station: McGill
- Mrs. Wassane Zailachi, Consul General for the Kingdom of Morocco in Canada
- Mr. Nick Krzyzaniak, President and CEO, Danone Canada
- Mr. Patrick Leduc, former Montreal Impact player and Danone Nations Cup Ambassador
- Mr. Dean Howie, Danone Nations Cup Team Canada Coach
- Mr. Martial Prud'homme, President of the Fédération de soccer du Québec
PLEASE NOTE: There will be an additional photo, video and interview opportunity on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 9: 30 am to 11 am, during a practice to be held at Percival Molson Stadium. The players' parents will also be present and available for interview.
About the Danone Nations Cup
Since 1999, Danone, has organized the Danone Nations Cup. Since its first edition, the international competition has brought smiles to the faces of thousands of Canadian children. To this day, over 55,000 young Canadian soccer enthusiasts have tried their luck at participating in this international soccer tournament and in living a unique life experience. In order to make the event accessible to all 10 to 12-year-olds, Danone covers all costs associated with the tournament.
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About Danone in Canada
Danone Inc. in Canada is a member of the Danone Group, a world agrifood leader. As a manufacturer and distributor of quality products that combine good taste and healthy ingredients, Danone is currently the largest Canadian producer of yogurt. Danone's mission is to bring improved health through food to as many people as possible. Beyond its commercial interest, the company is convinced that eating one yogurt a day can lead to improved health for everyone - keeping in mind that Danone remains true to its scientific approach and firmly believes in the benefits of its yogurts as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
SOURCE Danone Canada
For further information: Marc Holmes, NATIONAL Public Relations, [email protected], Tel. : 514-843-2373