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Right To Play Ambassadors Speak About The Power Of Sport

Right To Play Ambassadors Speak About the Power of Sport Location: MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary When: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at 6:45PM - 9:00PM Contact: Kyla Pearson Email: WebSite: As a part of its inaugural Canadian Awareness Program (CAP), Right To Play is offering a chance to experience the impact of its programs first-hand at a FREE public awareness event! Visiting coaches from Right To Play projects in Ghana are coming to Calgary Feb. 1, 2011, to teach Canadians about the transformative power of sport and play in the lives of some of the world s most disadvantaged children and youth. The coaches will be joined by influential Athlete Ambassador Hayley Wickenheiser and Marathon Man Martin Parnell. With four Olympic medals under her belt as a member of Team Canada Women s Hockey, the current U of C Women s Hockey superstar, Wickenheiser, knows the power of sport all too well. As an Athlete Ambassador, Wickenheiser has travelled to projects in Rwanda and will speak to the impacts of play that she witnessed in the field. She will be joined by Martin Parnell a Cochrane man who set a goal to run 250 marathons in 2010 and raise $250,000 in support of Right To Play, and did it! Parnell will share his inspiration for Marathon Quest 250, what motivated him through the 10,550km, and why he believes sport and play are so important in the life of a child. Join Right To Play at the University of Calgary s MacEwan Hall for an exciting evening of lectures and presentations. Learn more about the organization; experience the unique and effective Right To Play games implemented in the field, and see how Right To Play is working with Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to improve the lives of children, youth and their communities in 20 countries worldwide! For more information and to register for this FREE event, visit: CONTACT: . Event Details. Location: MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
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