Media Advisory – The Government of Canada is commemorating the breaking of racial barriers in professional hockey

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 202248 Views

From: Parks Canada

December 5, 2022

Adam van Koeverden, Member of Parliament for Milton and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and to the Minister of Sports, will take part in a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada ceremony to commemorate events that broke racial barriers and inspired greater diversity in professional hockey.

The designation recognizes the struggles and legacies of Indigenous, Chinese-Canadian, Black, and other racialized players who at different points overcame longstanding prejudice to reach hockey’s highest level.

Mr. van Koeverden will make the announcement on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Steven Guilbeault.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date:               Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Time:              Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. (EST)
Media are asked to arrive at 10:15 a.m.

RSVP:              Space is limited, Media are asked to RSVP if attending in-person: [email protected]

A live-stream link can be provided to view the event only, if in-person attendance is not possible.

Location:       The Hockey Hall of Fame TSN Theater
30 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario


Information and RSVP:
Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
[email protected]


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