GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION
************************* GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, ON - (April 18) - In partnership with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, Garden River First Nation proudly announces the “2008 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships” from April 27 to May 3, 2008 at the Steelback Centre and John Rhodes Arena.
Garden River First Nation is honored to host the 7th Annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).
This tournament is held under the auspices of Hockey Canada and is one of the flagship events of the Aboriginal sport circle.
The NAHC was designed as an elite all-star format where the best hockey players in the 14-to-18-year-old category are selected to compete on behalf of their province or territory.
We will host all-star male and female teams representing their respective provinces and territories.
As in years past, we are anticipating that this championship event will attract spectators from across Canada.
In addition, there are numerous First Nation communities located within one to two days of Sault Ste. Marie, plus countless hockey fans from across the North that will travel to see the championships.
Tourism Sault Ste. Marie says: “Garden River First Nation has worked diligently to secure this event and is thrilled that everyone is coming to Sault Ste. Marie to sample our famous Northern Hospitality. Attracting city-wide sporting events is a major priority for us and with our state of the art sports and entertainment facilities we are now able to position Sault Ste. Marie as a premier destination for provincial, national and international organizations to host their sporting events in Sault Ste. Marie.”
An NHL Alumni vs. Chiefs game is scheduled for the John Rhodes Arena and the highly anticipated performance of Canadian country recording artist Shane Yellowbird is scheduled at Korah Collegiate Auditorium, Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at 8 p.m.
For more information, ticket locations and unique sponsorship opportunities, please Holly Zack Vicki Boissoneau at (705)946-2539, (705) 946-5710, or by e-mail.