MAYORS TO TAKE PART IN UNIQUE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN SUPPORTING
2007 IIHF WORLD WOMEN’S HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – The 2007 World Women’s Hockey Championships Host Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday, that both Mayor Sam Katz (Winnipeg) and Mayor David Bell (Selkirk) have agreed to take part in a unique new ‘Team Canada campaign initiative’ to show support for the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship and help further awareness and support of the event.
Next Monday morning, October 16th, 8:00am at Mayor Bell’s home address in Selkirk, and 9:30am at Mayor Katz’s home address in Winnipeg, each mayor will take part with Team Canada Olympians and local Hockey Canada starts Jennifer Botterill and Sami-Jo Small, to show how they will join a unique new campaign to support Team Canada at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championships taking place in Winnipeg and Selkirk.
With the mayoral campaign race in full force and set for Wednesday October 25th, there will be many new yard signs popping up that will catch the public’s attention as they drive through the streets of Winnipeg and Selkirk.
For more information and a detailed itinerary of the morning, please contact 2007 World Women’s Championship Communications Chair Lisa-Marie Buccini as listed below.
The hosting of the IIHF World Women’s Championship in Winnipeg and Selkirk, MB, will mark the fifth time that this international event has been staged in Canada and the first time it will be held in Manitoba.
Canada also hosted the IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in 2004 (Halifax, NS), in 2000 (Mississauga, ON), in 1997 (Kitchener, ON) and in 1990 (Ottawa, ON). In 2006, there is no IIHF World Championship for women’s hockey in lieu of the Olympic Winter Games. Canada has won a gold medal at eight of the nine IIHF World Women’s Championships, the exception being a silver medal at the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Linkoping, Sweden, after losing to the USA in a shoot out.
For more information on the World Women’s Hockey Championships, Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Team and Female Hockey Development Programs, visit Hockey Canada’s official website www.hockeycanada.ca.