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When Prince George was chosen as host city for the 2017 Telus Cup, Canfor was honoured to be a Community Partner for Hockey Canada’s annual national midget ice hockey championship tournament held April 24-30. It was a great opportunity to continue our long tradition of supporting events that benefit our local kids and communities and to bring our Canfor Spirit to Prince George.
One of our sponsorship perks was bringing together young hockey players (aged 7-9) to play mini hockey during game intermissions. We were pleased to coordinate teams from Canfor communities (Prince George, Mackenzie and Houston) to participate in this fun opportunity for the kids to play in front of a huge cheering crowd. As they exited the ice and high-fived Captain Canfor (our company mascot), the phrase “my mom/dad works at Canfor” was a common one to overhear.
A huge thank you goes to all those who helped make this event happen. Canfor truly brought out the Canfor Spirit to represent as fans, volunteers and proud parents. Our participation as a sponsor provided a positive community outreach opportunity, but it was the involvement of a great group of Canfor employees that made the event a true success
Captain Canfor with one of the Canfor-sponsored local hockey teams that played mini hockey during game intermissions.
Canfor's Ross Lennox, Plant Manager, Prince George Sawmil (second from left) represented Canfor at one of the puck dropping ceremonies.