The WHL Ride for the Kids will feature stops in all five WHL Saskatchewan centres from June 5-9, 2011 with fundraising events being staged following each leg of the relay by the Prince Albert Raiders, Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats.
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Sunday, June 5 – Prince Albert
Prince Albert SK- The Prince Albert Raiders will host the official kickoff for the “WHL Ride for the Kids” at 6:00 PM on Sunday June 5th, in the Ches Leach Lounge at the Art Hauser Centre.
The WHL Ride for the Kids presented by Scotiabank, will feature former WHL and NHL players participating in a 655 kilometre bike relay across the province of Saskatchewan to raise awareness and funding for the new Children’s Hospital in Saskatchewan.
The event will officially begin Sunday with a banquet that will feature Raider alumni Peter Anholt as the Master of Ceremonies and include NHL Alumni Kelly Chase. Chase came up with the idea while on CBC’s Battle of the Blades television program during the winter and has sought the assistance of fellow WHL Alumni Dave Chartier and Curtis Leschyshyn to put it together.
There will be a live and silent auction Sunday night with proceeds to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Broda Family of Prince Albert has pledged to match every dollar raised through the auctions at the event for the Children’s Hospital!
Raider alumni scheduled to attend the Sunday kick off include David Manson, Ryan McDonald, Garrett Zemlak and Dustin Cameron. Other WHL/NHL Alumni expected to be in attendance are: former Prince Albert Minto and current Calgary Flame Robin Regehr, former Moose Jaw Warrior and long time Montreal Canadien Mike Keane, Kootenay Ice Alumni Riley Armstrong, former Lethbridge Hurricane and member of the Washington Capitals DJ King, Florida Panther Darcy Hordichuk, former Calgary Hitman and Minnesota Wild prospect Joel Broda, and Toronto Maple Leaf Colby Armstrong.
On Monday morning, 15 riders will leave Scotiabank at Cornerstone to begin the WHL Ride for the Kids at 9:00 AM.
Monday, June 6 – Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Blades will be hosting the ‘So You Want to Be a Rock Star’ — 70’s/80’s themed party in support of the WHL Ride for the Kids. Tickets can be purchased by coming down to the Saskatoon Blades Office. For more information call 975-8844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 7 – Swift Current
Swift Current, SK – The Swift Current Broncos announced the final details of their portion of the “WHL Ride for the Kids” event presented by Scotiabank, which will be held on Tuesday, June 7th.
The Broncos will be holding a BBQ and Bake Sale at Scotiabank from 11:00AM – 1:30PM. A hotdog or hamburger and a pop will be sold for $4.00 (with all proceeds going directly to the Children’s Hospital). This portion of the event is sponsored by Scotiabank, Safeway, Treen Packers and Big Sky Cycles.
The second half of the event will take place at the Swift Current Indians matchup with the Edmonton Prospects that evening (starting at 7PM). The bike riders will be introduced during the seventh inning stretch and they will be available to sign autographs during and after the game. There will also be a silent and live auction. Tickets to the game are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and $3.00 for kids ages 6-12. The Swift Current Indians will donate $1.00 from each ticket sold to the Children’s Hospital.
The Broncos will wrap up their leg of the race the next morning with a brief send off for the bike riders in the Scotiabank lobby (starting at 8:00AM).
The confirmed NHL and WHL alumni attending the event are:
The Broncos would like to thank all of the sponsors for their tremendous help in raising awareness for this notable cause. If you would like to donate in advance or would like additional information please stop by “The Stable” or call (306) 773-1509 ext. 1. Scotiabank has announced that they will match every dollar raised.
“We are looking forward to being part of such an exciting event!” states Bronco Sales Consultant, Leigh Duquette. “We would like to thank everyone that has
donated so far and we are looking forward to seeing a great turn out the day of the event!”
For further information please contact Leigh Duquette at the Swift current Broncos Office by calling 306-773-1509 ext 6 or email email@example.com
Wednesday, June 8 – Moose Jaw
Scotiabank Community Send-Off – speakers/autographs
Scotiabank – 280 Central Ave N, Swift Current
7 hour ride time + breaks
Arrive Scotiabank – Welcome celebration – speakers/autographs
Scotiabank – 303 Main St. N, Moose Jaw
WHL Ride for the Kids Social
Hillcrest Golf Club
Reception for Public
8:30 Reception / Auction for Men’s Night Participants
For further information please contact Tia Hutchinson at the Moose Jaw Warriors Office By calling 306-694-5711 ext 24
Thursday, June 9 – Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan – The star studded line-up for “Red Blue & Bling” Dinner and Auction on Thursday June 9th continues to grow.
This gala event will allow those to mingle with current and past hockey greats that so far include: Kelly Chase, Curtis Leschyshyn, Dave Chartier, Mike Keane, Colby Armstrong, Riley Armstrong, Jamie Heward, Barret Jackman, Mike Sillinger, Josh Harding and Jordan Eberle.
There will be live and silent auctions that will include unique sports memorabilia, NHL experiences and tons more. The highlight of the Red Blue & Bling Dinner and Auction will be a live Celebrity Q & A.
The Shooting Stars Foundation, founded by Jamie Heward and Mike Sillinger have partnered with the Regina Pats in hosting Red, Blue & Bling Dinner and Auction. All proceeds raised from the event will be distributed to local Children’s Charities including the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, Regina Palliative Care and Breakfast for Learning.
For more information on how to purchase tickets for Red Blue and Bling or the WHL Ride for the Kids go to www.reginapats.com and click on the “community” banner or head to www.shootingstarsfoudation.ca.
For Tickets and further information please contact Kim at the Regina Pats Office by calling 306-337-1531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 10
Sticks on Rose, Street Hockey Event
For information on this event please visit the Shooting Stars Foundation Website www.shootingstarsfoundation.ca