Vancouver, B.C. - In support of the National Hockey League's "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative, the Vancouver Canucks, and the Vancouver International Film Festival, will be hosting a free screening of Soul on Ice: Past, Present & Future on February 27th at 6:30pm at VIFF Vancity Theatre. The film, which received the People's Choice Award for feature film at the Edmonton International Film Festival, delves into the black experience throughout the history of hockey and how those experiences have encouraged more participation in the game.
From 5:30-6:30 pm, snacks and beverages will be available to guests while DJ Jay Swing provides entertainment prior to the movie. Following the screening, Director of Soul on Ice Damon Kwame Mason and Canucks TV host Joey Kenward will take to the floor for a hot stove and open it up to questions from guests in attendance. For more information about the film or how to reserve tickets for the event, please check out www.viff.org or call 604-683-FILM.
Media interested in speaking to Soul on Ice's Director Damon Kwame Mason leading up to the screening, can contact Rod Brathwaite at 604-899-7770. To reserve a media ticket to the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUL ON ICE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
Date: Monday, February 27th, 2017
Time: 6:30pm (Doors open to the public at 5:30pm)
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street)
Tickets: Visit www.viff.org or call 604-683-FILM to reserve; please note seating is limited.
About Hockey is for Everyone™:
At the NHL, we have a saying: Hockey is for everyone. We support any teammate, coach or fan who brings heart, energy and passion to the rink. We work to provide the sport in a positive and inclusive environment for players, their families and fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and those with disabilities. Hockey is for Everyone™ uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities.
The NHL has designated February as Hockey is for Everyone™ month to reaffirm that the official policy of the sport is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands. Around the League and in our communities, we celebrate hockey's diversity and our unwavering commitment to respect for all.
Founded in 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural society and federally registered charitable organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF produces screenings, talks and events that act as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. In its 36th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 28-October 13, 2017 as it showcases the top international, Canadian and BC films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe.