Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

November 02, 2011 13:52 ET

Media Advisory: Soldiers and NHL Alumni to Face Off in Canada-Wide Tournament to Support Wounded Troops and Families

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) -

You are invited..

What: To Announce Heroes Hockey Challenge - Winter 2012
When: 10:00 am - Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Where: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Meet Paul Franklin – Canada's Double Amputee Hero

Master Corporal Paul Franklin has become well known across Canada for conquering many challenges, but none as difficult as his passion and purpose in life after losing both legs. Paul was nearing the end of a second tour of duty in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy. His left leg was gone; the second had to be amputated. That was in January 2006 and three months later, Master Corporal Franklin walked with artificial legs for the first time. On Thursday, Nov. 3rd you can meet Paul Franklin, a Canadian hero, then ask why he supports the Canada-wide Heroes Hockey Challenge series.

Heroes Hockey Challenge Background

Heroes Hockey Challenge™ is a series of national hockey charitable fundraising events to take place in six cities across Canada. The funds raised by Heroes Hockey Challenge will benefit all wounded Canadian soldiers and their families with particular emphasis on amputees. The six Heroes Hockey Challenge events during the winter of 2012 are designed to motivate Canadians to support our heroes.

Heroes Hockey Challenge 2012 Schedule:

Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Quebec City, and Toronto will host the Winter 2012 Heroes Hockey Challenge games, played between retired NHL stars in their respective cities and players from the Canadian Forces. In addition a gala fundraising event will be held in each host city featuring well-known celebrities, entertainment, NHL stars, members of the Canadian military and civic leaders from each community.

Heroes Hockey Challenge is supported by Richard Brodeur, the Canadian Forces, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR), and the Royal 22e Regiment (R22eR) Foundation, Qwick Media (Founding Sponsor).

Media Note:

Separate interviews can be arranged. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Follow the Heroes Hockey Challenge on Facebook and Twitter.

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