Canada Ball Hockey Collaborates with Hockey Canada to Grow the game
CANADA BALL HOCKEY COLLABORATES WITH HOCKEY CANADA TO HELP LAUNCH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND CONTEST – “Have Fun! Play Ball Hockey.”
Canada Ball Hockey Launches a Promotional Program as the Spring Season Commences.
April 6,2023 –
Canada Ball Hockey announced today the start of the HAVE FUN! PLAY BALL HOCKEY awareness campaign, designed to educate people about the organization and to also attract new participants to look at the sport as a positive experience for personal growth in a fun, team-focused environment.
“Our organization, like many others, were “dropped to our knees” from the pandemic, but the resiliency of our provincial members to overcome the effects of the pandemic and showcase their enthusiasm for growth of the game makes ball hockey a great option for people of all ages,” said Tim McKenzie, President of Canada Ball Hockey.
“As we begin our 2023 Spring / Summer Programming, we want to let people know that there are options to participate for people of every age and demographic in an inclusive and affordable environment,” added McKenzie. With the objective to enhance awareness of Canada Ball Hockey and increase the number of participants across Canada, Canada Ball Hockey has been working in collaboration with Hockey Canada, primarily focused around the upcoming IIHF Women’s World Championship April 5-16
in Brampton, Ontario. Canada Ball Hockey will have a significant presence in the CAA Centre during most days of the Championship and also will be supporting development efforts at the Tim Hortons Community Ball Hockey venue located just outside the CAA Centre.
“We want to acknowledge the opportunities that Hockey Canada and the IIHF have given us to promote our game of ball hockey,” commented McKenzie. “Canada Ball Hockey views the relationship between the ice version of the game and the ever-growing ball hockey version as one that impacts all variations of hockey in a positive manner and gets more and more people involved to participate in whatever form makes the most sense for the participants and their families/loved ones. The IIHF Women’s World Championship in Brampton will be one the largest events we have seen in a while, and the fact that it promotes female sport aligns with many of our objectives.”
In order to make this a national campaign, Canada Ball Hockey canadaballhockey.ca is launching an on-line contest through its social media platforms FACEBOOK: canballhockey, INSTAGRAM: canadaballhockey_official and TWITTER:@CanBallHockey to meet our objectives from coast-to-coast.
The contest will run from April 7, 2023, through to April 16. Eligible contestants can enter to win a number of prizes, including apparel packs from Knapper Canada (an equipment and supplier to
Canada Ball Hockey) and player registration credit towards fees assessed to join recognized ball hockey programs in 2023. In addition, there is an “Early Bird” prize offering to 4 lucky entrants to win
A. Four tickets to the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship Semi Final # 1.
B. Four Tickets to the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship Semi Final #2.
C. Four Tickets to the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship Bronze Medal Game.
D. Four tickets to the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game.
Total prizes have an approximate value of over $4,000.00 CAD.
Details on the contest can be found at www.canadaballhockey.ca, or Click here.
About Canada Ball Hockey
Organized in 1977, Canada Ball Hockey (also known as the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA)), is a not-for-profit organization, a full member of the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) and an Associate Member of Hockey Canada.
Canada Ball Hockey has 9 members, currently stretching across 8 provinces, with a total of over 40,000 participants of all ages in our programs.
Canada Ball Hockey’s primary roles include to provide common rules, services, and programs to the membership, to oversee and conduct inter-provincial and national competitions / championships, and to represent Canada at all ISBHF activities and oversee the operation of National Teams that represent Canada at ISBHF World Championships.
For more information,
Canada Ball Hockey President