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Canucks Alumni heading to Williams Lake

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Canuck’s Alumni are heading to Williams Lake on March 27th to raise money for the Williams Lake Child Development Centre.

The Vancouver Canuck’s Alumni are taking on the Williams Lake men’s Stampeders in a charity game on March 27th at 7:30pm with proceeds going to the Williams Lake Child Development Centre.

The Williams Lake Child Development Centre is a non-profit organization now in its thirty seventh year helping children and families who benefit from the professional therapy and family services offered by their highly qualified staff. They are funded largely by MCFD (Ministry for Children and Family Development) but rely on non-government funding (Bingo, and donations) to fund other necessary and effective programmes and administration costs. The Centre is highly in demand as it serves approximately 1100 clients each year. They are also stretched to the limit for staff space and necessary equipment for new or unfunded services. The Centre has chosen to raise money itself after a lack of funds from the Ministry.

Williams Lake has always been an avid hockey town. Even with the economic down-turn causing hardship in this lumber and ranching and mining community, the pee-wee, bantam, junior and various company and men’s' league teams still maintain a full schedule of practises and games.

For the CDC it seemed obvious that a hockey game with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni would be an admirable fund raiser event in a town that has provided the NHL with several members over the past decades (most recently Carey Price) and who knows, there may be a future Canuck lurking in the ranks of their young players!

Already, the rumour of a Canuck Alumni game is causing considerable excitement among the business community, who have expressed strong support for the event, scheduled for March 27th at 7:30 (8:00 game time) at the Memorial Arena.

The Williams Lake CDC hopes to provide an enjoyable, fun and entertaining game for both players and fans, and at the same time, raise some needed funds for the CDC.

Specific details:

Williams Lake Memorial Arena
Williams Lake, BC
March 27th, 2010
8 pm start time

Tickets can be purchased at Audio Video, Caribou Ski Source for Sports , Heartland Toyota, Aboutface Photography, and both CDC locations.

For more information on the Williams Lake Alumni game please contact Vanessa vriplinger@cccdca.org

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