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Canucks Alumni and Friends Get Kids on the Ice and Off the Street

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – A hockey program giving at-risk kids their first chance to play ice hockey will launch on October 16, 2009. Developed with the Canucks Alumni, National Hockey League Players Association Goals & Dreams program, Graham Lee of RG Properties and Scotia Capital, this partnership addresses the reality that the joy of hockey remains out of reach for at risk kids because of circumstances beyond their control.

This exciting venture changes all of that and is enabling Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver’s Club members the opportunity of a lifetime.

Time: 1:30pm, Press Conference; 2:00, On-ice program launch Place: Planet Ice, 2300 Rocket Way, Coquitlam, BC Attendees include: Graham Lee (RG Properties), Gerry Sillers (Canucks Alumni President), Bob Murray, Cliff Ronning, Orland Kurtenbach, Doug Halward, Richard Brodeur (All Canucks Alumni), Debbie Butt (Vancouver Canucks), Devin Smith (NHLPA), and Canuck Mascot Fin

This unique partnership combines the skills of the Canucks Alumni, the facilities of RG Properties and Planet Ice, with support of Scotia Capital and the National Hockey League Players Association. These exceptional organizations have come together to run an incredible program for kids so they too can experience the exhilaration of playing the legendary game that is Canada’s obsession.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, founded in 1936, is a leading provider of programs that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of 4,000 young people and their families in the community. The seven Clubs in the Greater Vancouver area create a safe, supportive environment where children, youth and families can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

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