Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

January 21, 2008 16:16 ET

Celebrate Hockey Day in Canada at Downsview Park's 4th Annual 3-On-3 Street Hockey Tournament, in Support of Shoot for a Cure

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2008) - Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) is calling on all Canadians to celebrate Hockey Day in Canada at Downsview Park's 4th annual 3-on-3 Street Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2008. This one-day tournament takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in support of Shoot For A Cure, a hockey focused campaign of the Canadian Spinal Research Association.

Downsview Park's 3-on-3 Street Hockey Tournament features over 100 teams from across the Greater Toronto Area as well as a highly anticipated NHL Alumni game, played against the team that raises the most pledge dollars. Confirmed participating NHL alumni include Tony Currie, Steve Thomas, Bill Derlago, Jack Valiquette, Darryl Shannon, Greg Hotham, Johnny Bower, and Ron Ellis.

"We're pleased to make this event a key component of our winter celebrations at Downsview Park. The partnership with the Ontario Ball Hockey Association and the ability to donate all proceeds to Shoot For A Cure is part of our commitment to the community," said Tony Genco, President and CEO of PDP. "As we continue to deliver on our mandate, this event is one of many that demonstrate Downsview Park's continued dedication to building a positive, active community and enhanced experience for all those who visit."

In addition to having the chance to play against some NHL greats, Downsview Park's 3-on-3 Street Hockey tournament also features a trophy display from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Autographed hockey gear, posters and a chance to win two tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs game that day, with limo transportation to and from the Air Canada Centre are all part of the fun. Registration Deadline is Friday, January 25, 2008.

Chairman of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Barry Munro, comments, "Partnering with the Ontario Ball hockey Association and Downsview Park is a natural tie-in to our hockey focused campaign. We are thankful for the continued support of both of these entities to help us prevent and raise awareness of hockey related spinal cord injuries."

An official welcome ceremony will take place at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the NHL Alumni game starts at 1:00 p.m.

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Downsview), the site was designated by the Government of Canada to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." The Park attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Downsview Park Merchant's Market, Toronto Aerospace Museum, GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The HoopDome, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and The Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball within the larger Downsview Park Sports Complex. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park. For more information, please visit www.pdp.ca or call 416-952-2222.

Shoot For A Cure is a fundraising campaign of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. It is directly focused on and led by the hockey community. Shoot For A Cure seeks to raise funds for spinal cord research, to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries in sport and to promote prevention of neurotraumatic injuries through sporting events, the sports community, sponsorship, donations and the Play It Cool™ program.

Contact Information

  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Director, Public Affairs & Communications
    (416) 954-0040
    Email: mbeach@pdp.ca
    Website: www.pdp.ca
    or
    Shoot For A Cure
    Wayne Archibald, CSRO
    Manager of Operations
    (905) 508-4000 ext. 226
    Email: warchibald@csro.com