It may not be possible for every girl to be an Olympian, but it may be possible for local girls to meet, talk to and skate with one.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s hockey (and widely considered the greatest female hockey player in the world), Hayley Wickenheiser could put South Dundas on her agenda in the near future.
Wickenheiser believes that Canada’s sport of hockey rocks for a number of reasons.
She is currently launching a nationwide contest to engage girls and women to make some noise for the game they love and for the hometown they play it in.
Any town can enter the contest. The goal is to promote girls’ hockey and show local spirit.
Wickenheiser is asking female hockey players to create a 60-90 second video demonstrating the real Canadian spirit and hockey girl power.
The creators can post their completed video to YouTube and submit the link via hayleywickenheiser.com.
People will then be invited to “like” the video by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and any way they can. The most “likes” wins: the whole community can get behind a local entry.
“I can’t wait to see what crazy and creative ideas the girls come up with to show off their town and pump up the game,” said Wickenheiser. “I learned to play in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, so I know first-hand the size of a community doesn’t reflect its enthusiasm and gumption. I hope to see videos made by players from Annapolis, Nova Scotia to the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.”
A successful entry will win a visit from Hayley Wickenheiser to South Dundas where the hockey heroine will skate with the minor hockey team, or up to 15 friends and family and also take part in a picture and autograph session.
Wickenheiser will also set up a speaking engagement for the community’s entire minor hockey association.
There will be additional prizes from the Olympian’s personal memorabilia collection for the video’s creator(s).
This could be a great opportunity to show community spirit and the strong support in South Dundas for girls’ hockey.
To learn full contest details, go to hayleywickenheiser.com
For an interview or for more information, contact Ceilidh Price at 403-462-7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org