SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

April 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Calling All Hockey Fans: The Stanley Cup® and NHL Alumni™ to Arrive in Yellowknife and Six Communities in Nunavut

IQALUIT, NU--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - Scotiabank and its partners, the NHL®, Project North, First Air and Canadian Tire Corporation, are inviting northern communities to a special celebration of hockey, Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30.

The iconic Stanley Cup® will be visiting seven communities with NHL Alumni™Lanny McDonald and Mark Napier.

Details of the tour are below (all times are local). The Stanley Cup® and NHL Alumni™ will be at each location and interview opportunities with the following people will be available at each stop:

Who:
Stanley Cup® Keeper, Phil Pritchard
NHL Alumni Lanny McDonald and Mark Napier
John Doig, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank
Michelle Valberg, Co-founder and President of Project North
Jeff Turner, Vice President of Project North
Brock Friesen, President and CEO of First Air
Jackie Dankwa, Manager Customer Contact Centre of First Air
Warren Cable, Vice President of Digital, Canadian Tire

Thursday, April 28 :

  1. Kugluktuk

What:
Scotiabank and Canadian Tire are donating 25 bags of new hockey equipment to local kids, who will also get to take photos with the Stanley Cup® and meet NHL Alumni™ Lanny McDonald and Mark Napier.

When:
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Where:
Recreational Complex, Kugluktuk

  1. Resolute Bay

What:
Local hockey fans will have the opportunity to come to the ATCO South Camp Inn to have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup® and get autographs from NHL Alumni Lanny McDonald and Mark Napier.

When:
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where:
ATCO South Camp Inn, Resolute Bay

Friday, April 29 :

  1. Arctic Bay

What:
Community celebration of hockey with the Stanley Cup®, featuring a cultural presentation with throat singing taking place on the sea ice. Local community members are invited to participate in a special skate lead by NHL Alumni Lanny McDonald and Mark Napier at an outdoor skating rink.

When:
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Where:
On the sea-ice rink within the community, Arctic Bay

**weather permitting

  1. Pond Inlet

What:
There will be a parade from the airport to the beach with the Stanley Cup®, NHL Alumni, the RCMP, fire department and hockey fans from the community. The Cup will then be taken to the beach for a photo op near an iceberg.

When:
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Where:
Close to the community at an iceberg with the view of Bylot Island, Pond Inlet

Saturday, April 30 :

  1. Igloolik

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. Scotiabank and Canadian Tire will be donating 25 bags of new hockey equipment to the local community centre.

When:
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Where:
Igloolik Community Hall, Igloolik

  1. Cambridge Bay

What:
Young hockey fans from Kiilinik High School will host special visitors, when the Stanley Cup® and NHL Alumni™ come to their school.

When:
2:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 

Where:
Kiilinik High School, Cambridge Bay

  1. Yellowknife

What: 
The final stop is at the Legislature, where community members can have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup® and get autographs from NHL Alumni.

When:
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Where:
Legislative Assembly, 4570-48th Street, Yellowknife

Media are invited to attend all the events. To get more information and to RSVP, please contact the representatives below.

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 2016 All Rights Reserved.

Contact Information

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

    Diana Hart (on site)
    Public, Corporate and Government Affairs 
    Scotiabank 
    (647) 821-3849
    diana.hart@scotiabank.com

    Erin Truax 
    Public, Corporate and Government Affairs 
    Scotiabank 
    (416) 866-2592
    erin.truax@scotiabank.com

    Jennifer Stewart
    (613) 915-5699
    jstewart@syntaxstrategic.ca