For Immediate Release
September 14, 2021
Saanichton, B.C. – BC Hockey, along with Hockey Canada, is proud to support the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 10th annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend slated for October 15-17, 2021.
The goal of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is to have events from coast to coast to coast that recruit, retain and engage female players, coaches, officials and fans – old and new. It aims to celebrate and grow the game while uniting Canadians through grassroots programming led by girls hockey associations, Minor Hockey Associations (MHA) and communities.
“This is a weekend that we look forward to every year,” BC Hockey’s Vice President, Member Services – Minor & Female Brianna Davey said. “Districts and MHAs have the opportunity to create an event to support this cause and their players. It is an opportunity to celebrate the female game while having fun together. The friendships that are gained from playing hockey is what makes the game so special, and this weekend will help encourage this".
This event aims to celebrate and grow female hockey. The spirit of the weekend is to celebrate the female game and to bring teams together to have some fun! In previous years, teams have undertaken a variety of activities such as:
Any Districts or MHAs interested in hosting an event have until September 24 to register their event HERE. Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first come, first approved basis.
In 2019, more than 23,000 Canadians celebrated World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend at over 225 events. If you are looking for some inspiration or if you would like to go on a pictorial tour of the different events that have been held across the globe over the years CLICK HERE.