Canada Soccer, the Alberta Soccer Association and Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association join forces to bring soccer back to Fort McMurray

November 9, 2016

 Canada Soccer - Media are invited to join Canada Soccer, the Alberta Soccer Association, the Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association, and Fort McMurray Tourism for a special announcement in support of ensuring access to soccer in the community.

Media are welcome to join us for a ceremonial coin toss at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer National Championship with Olympic Bronze Medalist and Canada’s Women’s National Team goalkeeper as well as Alberta resident, Stephanie Labbé, signifying Fort McMurray’s soccer community is prospering. A media conference will follow which will feature a special donation to the Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association and a video and photo opportunity. Additional video and photo opportunities are available at a local soccer clinic that will feature the Father Mercredi and PEAK soccer academies.

Who:
Jean-Marc Guillamot, Chair of the Board, Fort McMurray Tourism
Ryan Fequet, Canada Soccer Board Member
Stephanie Labbé, Olympic Bronze Medalist and Canada’s Women’s National Team Goalkeeper
Will Gibson, President, Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association

What:
Ceremonial coin toss, announcement and media conference
B-roll and photo availability at soccer clinic taking place concurrently

When:
9 November 2016
09:55 - Ceremonial coin toss (Photo opportunity)
10:10 - Announcement and media conference (Photo opportunity)
10:30 - Photo and video opportunity at soccer clinic

Where:
Shell Place (1 C.A. Knight Way Fort McMurray, AB)
Coin toss - Outdoor field
Announcement and media conference - Terrace (East entrance; Level 2 at end of hallway)
Soccer Clinic - Indoor field

For media inquiries, please contact:
Will Gibson, President, Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association
willgibson67@shaw.ca
780-742-5930

About Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com.