Moose Jaw, SK-- The Western Hockey League, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, Scotiabank and a group of WHL Alumni led by Kelly Chase, Dave Chartier and Curtis Leschyshyn who are hosting a province wide celebrity bike relay in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
The event, to be referred to as the “WHL Ride for the Kids”, presented by Scotiabank, will feature former WHL and NHL players participating in a 655 kilometer bike relay across the province of Saskatchewan to raise awareness and funding for the new Children’s Hospital in Saskatchewan.
The celebrity guests coming to Moose Jaw include: Kelly Chase, Curtis Leschyshyn, Dave Chartier, Mike Keane, Colby Armstrong, Riley Armstrong, Jamie Heward, Barrett Jackman, Derek Dorsett, Mike Sillinger, Josh Harding and Jordan Eberle.
MOOSE JAW EVENTS: Wednesday June 8th the bike tour will come to the friendly city. Moose Jaw Scotia Bank will be hosting a “Meet and Greet” Community BBQ Fundraiser from 4:00-6:30 pm adjacent to the local Scotia Bank for everyone to attend.
Following the “Meet and Greet” the Warriors will be hosting an evening Reception at the Hillcrest Golf Course following Men’s Night. Fans are welcome at the Hillcrest at 7:00 pm to meet the celebrity guests. The celebrity bike riders will be available for autographs. The reception will begin at 8:30 pm and run until 10:30 pm. A wonderful display of auction items will be on hand with all proceeds raised benefiting the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital. Adults 19 & older are welcome to attend—admission is free.
The WHL Ride for the Kids will feature stops in all five WHL Saskatchewan centres from June 5-9, 2011 with fundraising events being staged following each leg of the relay by the Prince Albert Raiders, Saskatoon Blades, Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors and Regina Pats. The WHL Ride for the Kids will be launched with a kick-off event in Prince Albert on June 5 with the first leg of the bike relay starting the morning of June 6 at the Scotiabank branch in Prince Albert and concluding later that afternoon in Saskatoon.