CALGARY, Nov. 12 /CNW/ -
WHAT: This Saturday, hundreds of girls from Calgary and surrounding
communities will gather at the Pengrowth Saddledome for the second
annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest. This FREE event, offered in
partnership with the Calgary Flames, provides a unique blend of on
and off-ice hockey skills training, advice and encouragement to
inspire girls to reach for their goals on and off the ice.
WHO: Olympic gold medal winner (2006) Carla MacLeod will serve as 'head
coach' and will deliver the motivational keynote address. MacLeod,
a native of Spruce Grove, Alberta, will be joined by elite varsity
women hockey players from the University of Calgary and the
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), who will
facilitate on-ice skills sessions and off-ice training for novice,
atom, peewee and bantam-level girls.
Sloane Muldoon Girardin, Scotiabank Vice-President, Alberta South
District, will introduce Carla's presentation and talk about
Scotiabank's commitment to women's hockey.
Equipment specialists from hockey megastore Pro Hockey Life will
be holding special sessions for parents to offer equipment fitting
and safety tips, and is also providing prizes for program
participants as well as the varsity athletes leading the skills
WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2009
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(xx) Carla MacLeod's presentation is scheduled to begin at
approximately 3:25 p.m.
WHERE: Pengrowth Saddledome
(xx) Media please check in at the Avison Young Club entrance; free
parking is available in Lot A
WHY: Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers girls the opportunity to learn
from and interact with great role models, who will help them
develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for
their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey. Calgary's
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest builds on the success of the annual
Ottawa event, which began four years ago.
SOURCE Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
For further information: For further information: Deborah Spence, Scotiabank Public Affairs, T: (403) 601-4855, C: (403) 612-3317, E : firstname.lastname@example.org