CENTURY TOUR TO MAKE STOPS IN TRURO AND PORT HAWKESBURY
Sep. 22, 2014
DARTMOUTH – The Hockey Canada Century Tour is coming to Nova Scotia!
The Century Tour will make stops in Truro on September 23 and Port Hawkesbury on September 25.
Hockey Canada launched the Century Tour over the summer to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The #CenturyTour began in Ottawa on July 1, 2014 and will criss-cross the country, wrapping up at the end of May 2015. Hockey Canada’s goal is to engage more than one million fans over the course of the year.
Fans visiting the Century Tour will be immersed in the excitement, history and energy that is Canadian hockey, including a state-of-the-art interactive timeline of milestone hockey moments and artifacts, a ball hockey area, programs and activities specifically developed for kids, families and newcomers to the game, and a celebration of both Team Canada and local community hockey leaders.
The Century Tour will be at the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro on September 23 and at the Civic Centre in Port Hawkesbury on Thursday, September 25. The site will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
To date, the Hockey Canada Century Tour is scheduled to visit Brossard, Que., Calgary, Alta., Edmonton, Alta., Kamloops, B.C., Kenora, Ont., Kitchener, Ont., Montreal, Que., Ottawa, Ont., Red Deer, Alta., Russell, Ont., Sherbrooke, Que., Thunder Bay, Ont., and Toronto, Ont.
The #CenturyTour is made possible with the support of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Tire, TELUS, Samsung and Respect Group. Each of these partners will play a unique role in the tour by delivering special on-site activations, including:
- the Canadian Tire Hero of Play program, celebrating and recognizing the ‘behind-the-scenes’ people who contribute to the success of hockey in Canada;
- Samsung Coaching Clinics, helping coaches to create training programs and game plans using the latest technology. Fans will also explore the future of the game through the lens of Samsung’s innovative technology;
- the TELUS Family Fan Zone, with fun and games for kids of all ages.
The #CenturyTour will leave a lasting legacy in each community across Canada in celebration of #CanadasGame.
“We want to say thank you to all the fans, parents, referees and volunteers across the country who are involved in the game,” said Jim Hornell, chairman of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “Hockey means what it does to Canadians because we have amazing people involved in our sport. The #CenturyTour is a way to say thank you and connect with all Canadians.”