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MEDIA ADVISORY
Nov. 13, 2013

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NHL Alumni Drive Support to Put Alzheimer's On Ice

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North Vancouver, B.C. - NHL Alumni gather at Canlan Ice Sports North Shore Nov. 16 and 17 to face-off with local players for the 2013 Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer's tournament. Teams are raising $25,000 or more to support 70,000 British Columbians impacted by dementia. When the puck drops, locals play with and against hockey greats Fleury, McSorley, Napier and others to help put Alzheimer's on ice!

Date:
Nov. 16 and 17, 2013

Time:
10 a.m.

Location:
Canlan Ice Sports North Shore
2411 Mount Seymour Parkway
North Vancouver, B.C.

 
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About Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer's
The Scotiabank Hockey for Alzheimer's tournament is an opportunity for local hockey enthusiasts to spend time on and off the ice with NHL Alumni while supporting an important cause. The tournament takes place Nov. 15 - 17, 2013 at Canlan Ice Sports North Shore and begins with The Gordie Howe & Friends Luncheon and the Draft Night on the Friday before the tournament. Draft positions are determined by the total dollars raised by each team. Each team must raise a minimum of $25,000 to play in the tournament. The more a team raises the higher they rank on Draft Night. Registered teams practice together, fundraise together and live the ultimate hockey experience, playing with and against NHL Alumni!

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®, Winnipeg Jets™, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast, Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program reaches out to more than 4,500 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.

About the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. provides a provincial network of support and education for families impacted by dementia and people concerned about memory loss. Communities across the province count on the Society for support services, information and education programs, advocacy to improve dementia care in B.C., and to fund research to find the causes and cures. As part of a national federation, the Society is a leading health authority on the disease in Canada.

Media Contact
Christine Leclerc
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Phone: 604-742-4906 | Cell: 778-987-3957
E-mail: cleclerc@alzheimerbc.org
Website: www.alzheimerbc.org
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AlzheimerBCnews
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