THUNDER BAY – The TELUS Cup Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and the George O’Neil Public School in Nipigon are supporters of the Telus Cup April 22-26. As part of the sponsorship, upwards of 35 classes and approximately 1,000 students will attend the mid-day games during the week. Participating grades will be 4-8 along with the entire Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School student body.
According to Omer Belisle, Chair School Programming for the TELUS Cup, “organizers will provide opportunities for the participating classes to have a Learning Partnership with the teams from across Canada. Classes will have the opportunity to learn about a community’s history, language, culture and possibly communicate with the teams prior to the event. There may be other curriculum connections depending on the grade level. Classes will also have the opportunity to support teams from those communities!”
“As part of the mandate of the TELUS Cup is to promote participation in hockey, we wanted to maximize the number of students attending the games,” said Belisle “not just as spectators but as part of an educational experience led by their teachers.”
“With National Attention involved in this event, and as a community partner, we want to showcase Thunder Bay and make this a great experience for everyone” concluded Belisle.
Week-long TELUS Cup ticket packages can still be obtained through HockeyCanada.ca/tickets. Cost for adults for the complete 19-game ticket package is $89 and $67 for youth. Individual tickets at the door will cost $12.50 each.