KidSport Georgian Bay Announces Cheer Days in support of local Olympian, Chris Lee - #4 Canadian Olympic Men’s Team!

(MacTier, February 9, 2018) – KidSport Georgian Bay and the community of MacTier proudly announce today that Chris Lee, defenseman for the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, will become a KidSport Champion as he heads to PyeongChang next month.   During the Games, KidSport Georgian Bay will be hosting a series of live broadcast feeds thanks to the support of CBC broadcast. Additional public events will also take place to cheer on hometown hero, Chris Lee, while at the same time raising money for the local KidSport chapter.  The Mayor and Council of the Township of Georgian Bay are firmly behind supporting this event, which celebrates the success of a local community member.

Through Chris’ support, KidSport Georgian Bay will raise funds to provide sport registration fees and equipment grants for local children and youth who may not otherwise have the financial resources to get into the game. 

 

Over 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 can’t afford to play organized sport and KidSport’s mission is to ensure that no child is left on the sidelines. “I was fortunate to grow up with a family who supported all my hockey endeavours and a community that was also there for me”, says Chris Lee, defenseman on the Canadian Olympic Men’s Hockey Team.  “This isn’t the case for all kids so I want to give back to the community that supported me and a community that I am extremely proud to be from.”  “At KidSport we believe passionately in the power of sport, and the positive impact it can have on the social and physical development of our children.  Chris is a wonderful example of the positive impact sport can have”, stated Dawn MacDonald, Chair of KidSport Georgian Bay.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS/ACTIVITIES:

Friday, February 9th, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Official flag raising at the Township of Georgian Bay offices in Port Severn – Mayor and Chris Lee’s family on hand to raise the flag

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 

6:30 a.m.

Join Chris’ fans at a Community Pancake Breakfast followed by a game of shinny and open skate at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre
Photo Op: Mayor Larry Braid, niece, and nephew to Chris to do the official puck drop

7:10 a.m.
Men's Group A Preliminary Round - Canada vs. Switzerland
Public Live Viewing at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre


Friday, February 16th, 2018
10:10 p.m.
Men's Group A Preliminary Round - Canada vs. Czech Republic
Public Live Viewing at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
7:10 a.m.:

Men's Group A Preliminary Round - Canada vs. South Korea
Public Live Viewing at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre

February 19, 20, 21 and 23rd,  2018
TBD (dependent on Team Canada’s position) As Canada advances public screenings will be scheduled

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
2:40 a.m.

Men’s Bronze-Medal Game
8:00 p.m.
Booster Night at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre
11:10 p.m.
Men’s Gold Medal Game
Should Team Canada be in the Gold Medal Round there will be a LIVE public viewing at the MacTier Memorial Arena and Community Centre
Photo Op: CBC Live Community broadcast (TBD)

About Chris Lee:

Chris Lee was born and raised in MacTier, Ontario and has played the last four seasons with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL in Russia.  Prior to joining Magnitogorsk, Chris was on Färjestad BK (SHL).  His hockey career began when he served as Captain of the Parry Sound Shamrocks from 1999 to 2000.  Chris then went on to play college hockey for Potsdam and has had an illustrious career culminating in the Gold medal win at the 2017 IIHF World Championship followed by being named to the 2018 Canadian Men’s Olympic Team.

 

Chris is the son of Mike and Susan Lee of MacTier and brother to Caitlin.  Chris and his wife Eileen have been married since 2009 and have two sons, Carter and Jackson. Chris was inducted into the SUNY-Potsdam Hall of Fame in 2013. 

 

About KidSport:

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization with funding support from the Government of Canada that helps remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport by providing assistance for registration fees and sport equipment to children aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process grants are provided to kids through 177 community chapters so they can play a season of sport.

www.kidsport.ca

For more information:

Dawn MacDonald – dawn.thedcgroup@gmail.com or 647-460-5350