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EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO GRANDE PRAIRIE FEATURING JAMIE MCLENNAN AND JASON STRUDWICK

Grande Prairie, AB – Hockey Alberta Foundation, along with a local partnership group comprised of members from Grande Prairie Minor Hockey Association, Grande Peace Athletic Club and the Grande Prairie Junior A Storm, is excited to announce the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series, presented by ATB Investor Services will be coming to Grande Prairie on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

The lunch event will feature TSN Hockey Analyst and former NHL goaltender, Jamie McLennan, and TSN Radio Host and former NHL defensemen, Jason Strudwick.

All proceeds from the event will go to Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program and the creation of a new Try-Hockey program in Grande Prairie.

“We are a thriving community in the North and we, as a host group were excited to get involved in this event when presented with the idea from the Hockey Alberta Foundation,” said Host Committee Chair and Hockey Alberta Foundation Board Member Lorne Radbourne. “This unique event will not only allow us the opportunity to host a couple of entertaining NHL celebrities in Grande Prairie, but will also serve to bring local hockey community partners together to develop programs for youth to try hockey.”

The lunch event will take place from 11:30am – 1:30pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the Main Ballroom at the Holiday Inn & Suites Grande Prairie located at 9816 – 107 Street.

Ticket prices include individual, table and sponsorship options. Individual tickets are available for $60, tables of eight for $400 and sponsorships vary. Tickets can be purchased and picked up from the Grande Prairie Minor Hockey office or the Grande Prairie Junior A Storm office.

“One of our mandates as the Hockey Alberta Foundation is increasing access to the game of hockey which is why we created the Every Kid Every Community Program. In order to help others we have to rely on individual and corporate donations, both locally and provincially in order to ensure we can continue to support programs like the new Try-Hockey program in Grande Prairie,” said Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Scott Robinson. “We hope bringing our Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series event to Grande Prairie with Strudwick and McLennan will spread our message and awareness of the financial support we need.”

The Every Kid Every Community Program started in 2011 as a test pilot program and his since grown to include both program and player assistance grants. Local community groups can access these grants through an application process in order to create and sustain programs that can address the diverse landscape of kids today. To date the impact of the program has included over $77,000 in grants awarded, in 24 different Alberta communities which included over 1400 kids.

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For more information, please visit www.hockeyalberta.ca/foundation or contact:

Lorne Radbourne
Board Member, Hockey Alberta Foundation
C. 780.882.5001
lorneradbourne@gmail.com

Danielle Nystrom
Manager, Hockey Alberta Foundation
P. 403.342.6777
C. 403.896.0908
dnystrom@hockeyalberta.ca