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"Hockey Talks" returns Feb. 28

Fifth-annual #HockeyTalks Day builds awareness for mental health and wellness

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

The Winnipeg Jets are proud to host their fifth annual #HockeyTalks day on February 28, 2017, when they host the Minnesota Wild. #HockeyTalks is a national public awareness campaign for Canadian NHL teams designed to encourage conversations about mental health. The campaign showcases mental health resources and provides information from leading experts, and alleviates some of the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental illness.

Additionally, on Feb. 28, fans can show their support by posting their pictures via social media with the hashtag #HockeyTalks. Jets fans will also receive a complimentary Project 11 bracelet, plus have the opportunity to purchase special retail items at Jets Gear stores. Jets players will also have special #HockeyTalks logos on their helmets during the month of February.

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Jets proud to offer Reading Takes Flight

Contest for a chance to welcome a Jet into their classroom

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

The Winnipeg Jets, in support of I Love to Read Month in February, are once again proud to offer Reading Takes Flight. Presented by Esdale Printing, the program positively encourages children to develop an interest in reading. Students and teachers in Winnipeg and surrounding area can enter for a chance to host a member of the Winnipeg Jets for a classroom visit on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

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Record Setting 50/50 Raffle at the Heritage Classic

by True North Youth Foundation @TNYouthFDN / Winnipeg Jets

The True North Youth Foundation would like to thank the incredible support of the 50/50 raffle at the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic weekend.

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The WJHA at the Heritage Classic

by True North Youth Foundation @TNYouthFDN / Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) students were treated to a unique experience over the course of the Heritage Classic weekend on October 22 and 23, 2016. Thanks to the NHL/NHLPA and the Province of Manitoba, all 650 WJHA student athletes were given the opportunity to attend either the Jets vs. Oilers Alumni game or the Heritage Classic NHL game. As always, the WJHA removed any remaining barriers by securing bussing, staff supervision and providing nutrition for all students in attendance. Students were also invited to play street hockey at the Spectator Plaza located right next to the stadium! This was a highlight for many of the WJHA players as thousands of fans in the Spectator Plaza stopped by to watch their games.

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Jets wives to raise funds for Can Do People

Jets wives and girlfriends will help raise funds in support of Can Do People with their second annual charity endeavor

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

The Winnipeg Jets wives and girlfriends will help raise funds in support of Can Do People with their second annual charity endeavor, this year, creating holiday cards.

All holiday card packages will come with seven cards in each set and there are four different sets of cards, each available for $14.99. The card sets will be on sale at all Jets Gear locations starting tomorrow. Winnipeg Jets' players along with their families helped create their own unique card, whether that be a photo of from their youth or an original drawing created by the player or their family.

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How your 50/50 support empowers youth through TNYF

by Anya Snider /

True North Youth Foundation

Our Story : True North Youth Foundation

Learn about the True North Youth Foundation and the work that they do to ignite the potential in our communities youth

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The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) was founded twenty years ago, originally called the Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation; it was created in order to fill the void left by the former Jets team called Goals for Kids who did great work amidst the community. The True North Youth Foundation is relentless in pursuing its vision of assisting youth with meaningful, empowering programs. This means achieving physical, social, mental and emotional aspects of a child's life, striving to encourage them to reach their full potential. "We are champions for youth, we are a foundation that wants to give kids an opportunity," says Dwayne Green, executive director of TNYF.

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We are all on the same team. Join the fight.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15 the Winnipeg Jets will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night

by Anya Snider /

Recognized by the bright lavender colour, Hockey Fights Cancer is a league initiative that was put in place to raise funds as well as promote awareness for cancer. Founded in 1998 by the National Hockey League in partnership with the National Hockey League's Players' Association, this initiative has worked to raise over $16 million in support of cancer programs, hospitals, research institutions and charities across cities in the NHL. Hockey Fights Cancer is supported not only by the NHL players and alumni, but also the officials, trainers, equipment managers, corporate partners and many more.

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the Winnipeg Jets will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night at the MTS Centre when they face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. With puck drop at 7:00 p.m., fans will have the opportunity to join the fight, alongside many individuals whose lives have been touched by this disease. The Jets players will hit the ice for warmup dressed in the official lavender-coloured Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys, and the coaches and broadcasters will be sporting lavender ties.

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2016 Winnipeg Jets Gala Dinner

4th Annual Winnipeg Jets Gala Dinner raises over $685,000 for underprivileged children in Manitoba

by Winnipeg Jets /

Winnipeg Jets players and hockey legends came together this weekend for the Heritage Classic Hockey games being hosted at the Investor's group field. To kick off the weekend, the True North Youth Foundation put on the 4th annual Winnipeg Jets Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank which took place at the RBC Convention Centre on Friday, October 21, 2016.

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True North announces new upgrade to its 50-50 program

50/50 raffle will now use a random number generator

by True North Sports + Entertainment /

WINNIPEG, MB -- The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) (formally the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation) is pleased to announce the launch of its 50/50 Random Number Generator (RNG) at the Winnipeg Jets home opener on Thursday, Oct. 13 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

To complement the new digital enhancements in the MTS Centre, the 50/50 raffle at Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose Games has moved from a paper and drum format to the RNG. The new system has been approved by the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Authority.

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Jets announce Hockey Fights Cancer initiatives detail

The Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer night on Wednesday, Nov. 15

by Winnipeg Jets @WpgJetsPR /

Winnipeg, MB --The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced the organization's efforts for the league-wide initiative Hockey Fights Cancer. The Jets will host Hockey Fights Cancer night at MTS Centre when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Game time is 7:00 p.m. CT.

That night, all Winnipeg Jets players will wear special Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during pre-game warm up. During the game, Jets coaches and broadcasters will wear official lavender-coloured Hockey Fights Cancer ties. The Winnipeg Jets will also convert all their rinkboards and in-game visual media to lavender on Nov. 15 in order to generate increased awareness for the cause.

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