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/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Hockey greats join annual CIBC Hockey Day for United Way this Sunday/

NHL legends Darryl Sittler and Wendel Clark join Santa and 26 CIBC hockey teams for a day of friendly competition and family activities

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC's signature United Way fundraising event takes place this Sunday, December 13th, with 26 teams participating in a friendly competition between colleagues while raising funds for United Way.

In its 12th year, CIBC Hockey Day has raised $4.25 million for United Way to date, plus this year's on-target goal of $1.5 million.

Families from the nearby Jane and Finch Community and Family Centre, a United Way member agency, have also been invited to join the fun, and take part in a Family Skate which follows the tournament. In addition to fun on the ice, families will enjoy a special visit and gifts from Santa.

WHAT: CIBC Hockey Day in support of United Way Toronto & York Region

WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7am-2pm

WHERE: York University, Canlan Ice Sports, 989 Murray Ross Parkway, North York ON M3J 3M4


  • 10:30am Santa arrives
  • 11:45am CIBC cheque presentation to United Way with NHL Alumni
  • 12:15pm Presentation of Kids Skill Challenge medals (age 5-8) with NHL Alumni
  • 1:55pm Presentation of Kids Skill Challenge medals (age 9-12) with NHL Alumni
  • 12:30-2pm Family skate

AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH MEDIA:                     

  • From United Way: Julia Gorman, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Philanthropy
  • From CIBC: United Way campaign champions

On-site media contacts are United Way's Luciana Tuzino (contact info below) and
Caroline Van Hasselt, CIBC media relations, mobile: 647-467-5122.

ABOUT UNITED WAY TORONTO & YORK REGION: United Way Toronto & York Region is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone from the waterfront of downtown Toronto, to the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term.

SOURCE United Way Toronto & York Region

For further information:

Media contact:
Luciana Tuzino United Way Toronto & York Region    
Office: 416-777-1444 ext. 396
Mobile: 647-802-1296