VANCOUVER, BURNABY and SURREY, BC, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ -
Blind and visually impaired youth from the Surrey School District 36 and the Burnaby School District 41 have been getting the equal opportunity to strap on skates this winter thanks to Courage Canada and their national non-profit key partners - AMI - Accessible Media and the CNIB. Wednesday April 18th is Courage Canada BC Youth Blind Hockey Day, celebrating the successful completion of the programs. The students will be joined by special guests from the Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey Team who will coach them on blind hockey skills as well as play a blind hockey game to conclude the program.
Wednesday April 18th, 2012 - 12:00PM - 1:30PM PT
12:00 - 12:50 Youth Learn to Skate and Play Blind Hockey
12:50 - 1:30 Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey Demo
Photo-Op - 12:30PM (Mark DeMontis, the Vancouver Eclipse Blind Hockey Team, Youth from the Surrey and Burnaby School Districts)
Fleetwood Arena at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre - 16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey BC.
Courage Canada is a national registered charity founded 3 years ago by 24 year-old blind hockey player and Toronto native Mark DeMontis. This year, over 200 blind and visually impaired youth from 13 different regions coast to coast are participating in learn to skate and blind hockey programs.
Skates and hockey equipment for national programs are generously donated by Sport Chek's Power of Sport for Kids (POS4K) Program.
For further information:
Matt Morrow, Courage Canada National Program Director, [email protected], 604-812-6786.