Boston Pizza to sign 34 kids to be Vancouver Canucks for a day

Press Release

On Sunday, February 10ththirty-four lucky youngsters will sign one-day contracts with the Vancouver Canucks. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Vancouver Canucks, these future NHLers will get a taste of what it’s like to play in the big leagues; including a realistic signing experience, access to the team dressing room and ice time with Canucks’ Alumni; Chris HigginsDarcy RotaDave Babych and Larry Melnyk. Following the signings, the arena will open to contest runners-ups for a family skate.

“Boston Pizza’s always looking for exciting ways to give back to the community, so we’re proud to be partnering with the Vancouver Canucks for the third year in a row to help inspire thirty-four up-and-coming Vancouver all-stars with the chance to join the Canucks organization,” says Jenna Bull, Senior Marketing Manager, Sports Programs and Sponsorship at Boston Pizza.

The NHLer for a Day event will also be held in Calgary with the Calgary Flames on February 24 and in Edmonton with the Edmonton Oilers on March 2.

Raw footage from today’s event, shot by the NHL partners, will be available to view and download on request.

About Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 390 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit bostonpizza.com.

SOURCE Boston Pizza International

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