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Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer returns to Vaughan Oct. 30

Hit the rink alongside Wendel Clark, Mike Krushelnyski, Darcy Tucker and Jayna Hefford
Oct. 28, 2021
Simone Joseph

Get ready for the 10th anniversary of the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event in Vaughan, at the SmartVMC centre.

This will be The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s first return to a fully-live, in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020.

One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Hosted by hockey legends Glenn Healy and Nick Kypreos, this year’s event will see more than 1,500 fully vaccinated players from across the GTA come together for a day of competition, hitting the rink alongside renowned names including Wendel Clark, Mike Krushelnyski, Darcy Tucker and Jayna Hefford.

Other celebrity ambassadors such as Paul Langlois from the Tragically Hip and Ian D’sa from Billy Talent will be on site to show their support of the teams and the cause.

Between eight and 12 players can play and game day is rain or shine. Also, guests can attend. Guests will need to fill out the mandatory COVID screening and provide vaccine verification before getting into the event site. The event mandates that participants and guests who are eligible are fully vaccinated.

Masks and social distancing are encouraged and it is up to the parents’ discretion on whether they are comfortable bringing a child under 12.

Here are the five things to know about the 10th Annual Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer:

1. This year, it returns to being a live event in support of cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

2. More than 1,500 participants and 110 teams will hit the rink for four-round tournaments, playing shoulder-to-shoulder with their hockey heroes, including Clark and Krushelnyski. Stay hydrated at any of the beverage stations or relax in the Beer Garden with your teammates, opening at 1:30 p.m.

3. This event is on Saturday, Oct. 30, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. It’s at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at 175 Millway Ave. in Vaughan.

5. The opening ceremonies are hosted by Healy and Kypreos. The Highland Creek Pipe Band will perform and featured speakers include Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation President and chief executive Dr. Miyo Yamashita.

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