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Hockey Canada's TrailblazeHER Project coming to Bridgewater in October

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- Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) to welcome Canadian Women’s National Para Hockey Team this October

- Event will include three national team practices and two exhibition games that will be free for the public to attend

The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is going to play host in October to a major Canadian National Women’s Para Hockey initiative with support from the Hockey Canada Foundation, the event is designed to grow the game of sledge hockey and encourage women of all ages to embrace the sport and empower themselves.

The TrailblazeHER Project will see Canada’s Women’s National Para Hockey Team spend Thanksgiving weekend in the Bridgewater area, promoting inclusion and coaching education, supporting female mentorship, engaging fans, and offering anyone interested in the sledge game the chance to give it a try.

As part of the TrailblazeHER Project, the Canadian Women’s National Para Hockey Team will be hosting three practices and compete in two exhibition games against an Atlantic Canadian sledge hockey team – events that will be open to the public and free to attend.

“I’m thrilled that Women’s National Para Hockey team is bringing this exciting event to the LCLC and to Lunenburg County,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for all sledge hockey fans, but especially for young women, to meet the players from the 2019-2020 Women's National team and hear their inspiring stories.”

“This is just another example of the wonderful relationship that Bridgewater and Lunenburg County have with Hockey Canada and supporting events,” added Bridgewater’s mayor David Mitchell. “We’re proud to be able to partner with them on national and international-level events, and it’s an added bonus when those events help to empower women to further develop leadership and athletic skills.”

The Female Mentorship Session will focus on Atlantic Canadian female players who are invited to participate in an on-ice session led by members of the national team.

The Sledge Hockey Coaching Clinic will require registration with Hockey Nova Scotia – for more information on the Coaching Clinic, phone 902-521-5945.


Thursday, October 10
10 to 11:20 a.m. – National Team Practice (public and FREE to attend)

Friday, October 11
3 to 4:20 p.m. – National Team Practice (public and FREE to attend)
6:30 to 7:50 p.m. – Female Mentorship Session, led by members of Team Canada

Saturday, October 12
10:30 to 11:20 a.m. – National Team Practice (public and FREE to attend)
12 noon to 4 p.m. – Sledge Hockey Coaching Clinic (Classroom)
4 to 4:50 p.m. – Sledge Hockey Coaching Clinic (Ice)
5 to 5:40 p.m. – Try It – drop in Session – Open to the public, hosted by SS Para Lumberjacks
5:50 to 7:20 p.m. – GAME 1: Team Canada vs Team Atlantic Canada (public and FREE to attend)

Sunday, October 13
1 to 2:20 p.m. – GAME 2: Team Canada vs Team Atlantic Canada (public and FREE to attend)