TORONTO (January 9, 2018) – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) All-Star players will be participating in community initiatives around the city of Toronto ahead of the 2019 CWHL All-Star game.
This is the first year the CWHL All-Star players will be participating in a Community Day before the All-Star Game. Previously, this initiative took place once a year during the Clarkson Cup Final weekend. Community Day was initially introduced in 2016 as a way to provide fans and the next generation of athletes an opportunity to interact with the CWHL’s top players. These initiatives also give players an opportunity to leave a footprint in each of the host communities.
“We are grateful for how supportive our communities have always been, and Community Day is a great way for our players to give back to their community and say thank you for their continued support,” said Interim-Commissioner Jayna Hefford.
The CWHL All-Stars will first be heading to the Ronald McDonald House, located at 240 McCaul Street on Friday, January 18th. This location houses 81 families, which helps to keep families of seriously ill children together and close to the care they need. The CWHL All-Stars will be at the Ronald McDonald House to spend time with families and participate in programs and activities.
On Saturday, January 19th, the CWHL All-Stars will be volunteering at Canadian Blood Services located at 2 Bloor Street E. on Yonge and Bloor. The athletes will be at the Donation Clinic from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and community members are urged to come out and show their support by donating to help save a life.
Also happening on Saturday, MLSE LaunchPad, located at 259 Jarvis St. and league partner SheIS will host an afternoon of events, including multisport fitness and team building activities. Registration will begin at 11:00 am followed by two sessions divided into the following age groups; Session 1 is for children aged 6-10 and will begin at 12:00 pm while Session 2 is for youth aged 11-14 and will begin at 1:30 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to work up a sweat with our All-Stars in preparation for the main event happening the following day. Spots are limited and interested participants must register by visiting http://www.thecwhl.com/allstar2019/community-day-registration.
Ticket and event information for the All-Star Game can be found at thecwhl.com/allstar2019.
About the CWHL
The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) is the premier, professionally-run women’s hockey league in the world. With seven current clubs throughout North America and China, it enables elite female hockey players to pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level possible, while enhancing the lives of others through exceptional athleticism, entertainment, and motivation. The league is a centrally funded not-for-profit organization, meaning all participating teams receive equal access to funding to ensure equal opportunity and competition. To learn more visit thecwhl.com.
Coordinator, Community and Special Events