OTTAWA, March 15, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the Stanley Cup® 125th Tribute Concert at the Canadian Tire Centre, on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 7 p.m.
On this occasion, the Governor General will pay tribute to the Stanley Cup—one of North America's greatest trophies—in his address to hockey enthusiasts who will be gathered for this Ottawa 2017 signature event, presented in collaboration with the National Hockey League, Live Nation Canada and the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club.
About the Stanley Cup 125th Tribute Concert
Canadian artists Metric, The Sheepdogs,Bobby Bazini and Kevin Bazinet will perform on this special occasion. The show will also include tales of Stanley Cup glory by living hockey legends such as Dave Keon, Mike Bossy, Guy Lafleur and Bernie Parent, in addition to rare archival footage of some of hockey's most inspirational moments. For more information, visit www.ottawa2017.ca.
About the Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup, notably the oldest trophy competed for by professional athletes in North America, was donated in 1892 by Lord Stanley of Preston, who was appointed as Canada's
6th governor general by Queen Victoria in 1888. He purchased the trophy for 10 guineas—the equivalent of $50 Canadian at that time—to be presented to the championship hockey club of the Dominion of Canada. The first team ever awarded the Cup was the Montreal Hockey Club in 1893. In recognition of his legacy, Lord Stanley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945 in the "Honoured Builders" category. For more information, visit www.hhof.com.
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For further information: Media wishing to attend the event must confirm their attendance with Ottawa 2017. Media information: Marie-Ėve Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell), [email protected]; Denise LeBlanc, Ottawa 2017, 613-858-1506, [email protected]