It’s a Hollywood North versus the Vancouver Canucks Alumni in a charity hockey game in support of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver and I’m so excited to be involved!
This Friday, January 13th at 5PM will be the 3rd Annual UBC Winter Classic. There will be 2 stop time periods of 10 minutes between of the Vancouver Film Industry and the Vancouver Canucks Almuni to be held before the scheduled game between UBC and my hometown boys, the Manitoba Bisons!
Thanks to the hard work and kindness of Michael Coleman and Fred Ewaniuck, alongside actors and writers from shows such as Motive, The Revenant and those guys from Letterkenny. 2,000 seats have already been sold! Given that a walk-up crowd of 2,000 showed up last year, the T-Birds are expecting a 5,000-seat sellout. Get there early!
This is an unbelievable cause, as the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre supports over 500 women and children each day through meals, necessities, housing, and advocacy, among many other things!
As the only female on the roster for this event, I will admit that I was a little nervous when Michael Coleman asked me to participate, but let’s not forget – I’m a pro.
But the reality is that my nerves do not even come close to how thousands of women and children must feel everyday without the basic things that we can all – so easily – take for granted. I would love everyone to come out and show their support because every dollar really does matter.
Thank you so much the University of British Colombia Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams, the organizers of this amazing event and the countless volunteers will be helping out.
Get your tickets at GoThunderbirds.ca and support this great event on social media using the hashtag #TheGoalThatMatters
Thank you for your support!