SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

March 25, 2015 16:24 ET

Calling All Hockey Fans: Stanley Cup® to Arrive in Nunavik and Nunavut

KUUJJUAQ, QC--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Scotiabank is inviting hockey fans to come out to Kuujjuaq and Iqaluit for a special hockey celebration on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28.

Friday, March 27:

  • Celebration of Hockey in Kuujjuaq

What:
Scotiabank and the NHL® are hosting a celebration of hockey, where local hockey fans can take their photo with the Stanley Cup® and get autographs from NHL Alumni and Stanley Cup® Champions Marty McSorley and John LeClair. Scotiabank and Project North will be donating 25 bags of new hockey equipment to Nunavik youths. At the event, 5 of the youths will be presented the equipment; the rest of those receiving the equipment will have it distributed later by First Air.

Who: 
NHL Alumni Marty McSorley and John LeClair
Nunavik youths receiving new hockey equipment
Michelle Valberg, Founder of Project North
Jeff Turner, Vice President of Project North
John Doig, Scotiabank Chief Marketing Officer
Jobie Tukkiapik, President of Makivik Corporation and First Air Chairman
Bert van der Stege, Vice President Commercial of First Air

When:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Presentation of equipment to local youth at 10:20 a.m. 

Where:
Kuujjuaq Forum, Kuujjuaq

  • VIP Hockey Game for Local Charities in Iqaluit

What:
A special VIP hockey game coached by NHL Alumni Marty McSorley and John LeClair. Tickets for the game will cost $10, with proceeds supporting local charities, Qayuqtuvik Society, Iqaluit Soup Kitchen, and YWCA - Qimavik. The Stanley Cup will also be available for public viewing ahead of and during the game in the arena.

Who: 
NHL Alumni Marty McSorley and John LeClair
Hon. Leona Aqlukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council
Hon. Peter Taptuna, Premier of Nunavut
Mayor Mary Ekho Wilman
John Doig, Scotiabank Chief Marketing Officer
Bert van der Stege, Vice President Commercial of First Air

When:
Stanley Cup®: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (public event, no ticket required)
VIP hockey game: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ticket required)

Where:
Arctic Winter Games Arena, Iqaluit

Saturday, March 28:

  • Youth Hockey Clinics with NHL Alumni and Stanley Cup® Public Event

What:
NHL Alumni Marty McSorley and John LeClair will assist coaches with on-ice clinics for local minor hockey teams. 
There will also be the opportunity for the children and for the general public to take their photo with the Stanley Cup® in the arena lobby area from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Who: 
NHL AlumniMarty McSorley and John LeClair
Local minor hockey teams

When:
Clinics - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cup viewing - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Arctic Winter Games Arena, Iqaluit

Media are invited to attend all the events. Please contact the below contacts for more information or to confirm your outlet will be attending.

NHL, the NHL Shield, and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and NHL Alumni name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2015All Rights Reserved.

Contact Information

  • To arrange for interviews/photographs with any of the NHL Alumni, Scotiabank or Project North representatives, please contact:

    (On-site contact) Sean Hamilton 
    Scotiabank Corporate Communications
    416-902-5421
    Sean.hamilton@scotiabank.com 

    Diana Hart
    Scotiabank Corporate Communications
    416-866-7238
    diana.hart@scotiabank.com 

    To arrange for interviews with First Air, please contact:

    Tony Romito
    867-979-0026
    tony@atiigomedia.ca