Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis Support Mark DeMontis on his Quest to the West

    Mark DeMontis, legally blind, set to in-line skate 5,000 km from Toronto
    to Vancouver to raise awareness and support for blind hockey programs for
    visually impaired Canadian youth

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - On June 26th, 2009 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in
Toronto, former Maple Leaf hockey players, Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis, with
Mark DeMontis of Courage Canada will be speaking about Mark's Quest to the
West, and the importance of ensuring that visually impaired youth receive the
opportunity to learn and enjoy the nation's favourite sport of hockey.
    On June 27th, 2009, Mark DeMontis will begin a 5,000 km in-line skate
from his community of Weston in Toronto, ON to Vancouver, BC in order to raise
awareness and donations for Courage Canada (, the
not-for-profit organization he founded in 2008, with the goal to fund
learn-to-skate programs and skill development sessions for blind youth across

    WHAT:        Press Conference for Courage Canada and Mark DeMontis' Quest
                 to the West
                 Photo Opportunity
    WHO:         Mark DeMontis, Courage Canada
                 Johnny Bower, former Maple Leaf
                 Ron Ellis, former Maple Leaf and Director of Public Affairs,
                 Hockey Hall of Fame
    DATE:        June 26, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
    LOCATION:    Hockey Hall of Fame (Esso Theatre)
                 Brookfield Place
                 30 Yonge Street, Toronto

For further information:

For further information: visit or contact: Dane
Wolfe, NATIONAL Public Relations,, (416) 848-1446; Margaret
Antkowski, NATIONAL Public Relations,, (416) 848-1392

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