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Sedin family announces foundation

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Today Daniel and Henrik Sedin, together with their wives Marinette and Johanna, announced the creation of the Sedin Family Foundation. The Foundation will partner with local communities across British Columbia to celebrate people, recognize achievement and address the needs of families and children.

The Sedin Family Foundation works with schools, community groups and social service agencies to identify needs and find creative and unique ways to make a difference for children and families in health, education and family wellness throughout British Columbia. The Foundation’s inaugural community gifts in the Fraser Valley will benefit Kent Elementary School, the Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre and the Mission Possible Cycling Program.

”We love living and playing hockey in Vancouver. Johanna and I are very happy to help the kids and families of British Columbia through our new Foundation,” said Henrik Sedin.

“Community centres and schools are the heart of a community,” said Daniel Sedin. ”Marinette and I hope that our family’s contribution will provide many hours of fun and healthy activity for the community.”

“The positive impact that Henrik and Daniel and their families have had on our students and our entire community by building this playground is incredible,” said Kent Elementary School principal, Stan Watchorn. “This playground will be a gathering place for children and families in our community for many years to come.”

The Sedin Family Foundation has also provided equipment for the new gymnasium at the Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre. The equipment supplied by the Sedin Family Foundation will help provide programming for all ages at the Centre.

“We cannot thank the Sedin Family Foundation enough for their generosity and investment in our community,” said John van Laerhoven, Mayor of Agassiz.

The Sedins visited with families at the new Kent Elementary School playground in Agassiz, as well as visited and played a floor hockey game at the Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre.Youth from Mission BC who are part of a Mission Possible Cycling Program also met with the Sedins in Agassiz. The Sedin Family Foundation provided the mountain bikes for the program.

For more information on the Sedin Family Foundation, please contact info@sedinfamilyfoundation.org

About the Sedin Family Foundation:

Launched in September 2014, the Foundation focuses on children’s health, education and family wellness, by supporting community projects across the province of British Columbia. For more information, contact info@sedinfamilyfoundation.org

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