Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! Joins the True Sport Movement

(Ottawa, ON – May 21, 2013) – The True Sport Movement is pleased to welcome Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! The 2013 edition of the Hockey Night in Canada Play On! street hockey tournament marks its tenth anniversary and will officially set the Guinness record for World Largest Street Tournament.

“We are very happy that Canada’s largest sports festival has been officially declared a True Sport Event,” said Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations. “This tournament exemplifies and embraces each of the seven True Sport Principles. We believe that this year’s event will be a lot of fun and will help to promote good sport in Canada.”

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! features recreational and competitive four-on-four street hockey tournament divisions for boys, girls, men, and women of all ages and skill levels.  Each tournament also includes a corporate division. Anybody can play! Teams consist of four to seven players. Trophies and other great prizes will be awarded to the winning teams in each division.  Events will take place in twenty-one cities across Canada over a nine-week period in May and June before celebrating the National Championships in fall 2013.

True Sport encourages all its members to participate by either playing on teams or volunteering at events.   

“Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is pleased to join and support the True Sport movement across Canada,” said Scott Hill, National Program Director of Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! “We believe in the seven True Sport Principles and will do our part to ensure that the importance of these principles continues to be clearly communicated and understood by the over 400,000 Canadians who attend Play On! events this summer. ”

The hockey festival not only promotes good sport, but it is also in support of Right To Play, a charitable organization whose mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities. 

For more information on Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! and a full list of dates and locations of the tournament, please visit www.playon.ca.

About True Sport

True Sport is Canada’s national movement for sport and community. Its goal is to help sport live up to its full potential as a public asset for Canada and Canadian society, making a significant contribution to the development of youth, the wellbeing of individuals, and quality of life in our communities. You can join True Sport at www.truesport.ca.

About Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On!

Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is a national, truly Canadian, wholesome street hockey tournament delivered in a festival atmosphere in 20+ cities and towns between May and September and is open to males and females from seven years of age (and younger) to 35+.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca

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