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Calgary athletes come together for Right to Play Skate

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames
CALGARY – Calgary Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr, Olympians Catriona Le May Doan and Susan Auch and members of the Calgary Hitmen will be among more than twenty other local athletes and celebrities Sunday at the second annual Harris Steel Right To Play Skate.

 
Taking place at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Nov. 11, from 3 pm – 6 pm, the Harris Steel Right To Play Skate is an opportunity for Calgarians to join a ‘greater team’ of Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors, hockey heroes, Olympic athletes and community leaders of all ages who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of children in need. Participation in the 2007 Harris Steel Right To Play Skate is free for skaters for all skaters 18 and under.
 
The goal of the Harris Steel Right To Play Skate events in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Mississauga is to empower youth, children and families to “look after themselves, look after one another” by skating in support of children in need in our own communities and in the developing countries where Right To Play works.
 
“I’m excited to be taking part in this year’s Harris Steel Right To Play Skate and helping to make an impact in the lives of disadvantaged children,” said Right To Play Athlete Ambassador Robyn Regehr. “After speaking with my former teammates Andrew Ference and Steve Montador about the impact of Right To Play’s work as witnessed during their trip to Tanzania this past summer; I knew Right To Play was an organization I wanted to be a part of.”
 
Net proceeds from the Calgary Skate will equally support local children’s charities through the Flames Foundation For Life and children overseas through Right To Play’s Sport for Development and Peace programming in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
 
For more information or to register for the 2007 Harris Steel Right To Play Skate, www.righttoplayskate.com. Participants are also encouraged to come out to the Pengrowth Saddledome to register on event day. Skating spots for on-site registrants may be limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

About Right To Play
Right To Play uses specially designed sport and play programs to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Working in both humanitarian and development contexts, Right To Play has projects in 23 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Right To Play is supported by an international team of Olympic, Paralympic and professional athletes who generously donate their time to give back through sport. Visit www.righttoplay.com

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