Hockey October 16, 2018


Thirty-nine communities across British Columbia will get to be part of the
excitement of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship thanks to B.C. Hockey
and the Road to the World Juniors tour.

Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, the provincial member is delivering fun,
educational presentations at

elementary schools and friendship centres
. The presentations include a floorball demonstration (with two sets of
floorball equipment donated at each stop) and the delivery of the WJC
school program.

“Playing hockey is an excellent way for kids to be active, make friends and
learn the value of teamwork,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts
and Culture. “Our government is proud to support this tour, which will give
kids across B.C. a chance to try this great sport at their schools.”

“Our organization is committed to providing an opportunity for all students
to enhance their life learning outcomes through hockey experiences,” said
Barry Petrachenko, B.C. Hockey chief executive officer and co-chair of the
WJC host committee. “The Road to the World Juniors will inspire British
Columbians and allow us an opportunity to welcome new participants to
hockey, while leaving a lasting impact within the host communities.”

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Dec. 26 in Vancouver and
Victoria, B.C.

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