FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CANUCK PLACE CELEBRATES LOCAL KYLE CUMISKEY AND THE STANLEY CUP IN ABBOTSFORD
VANCOUVER, BC – August 11, 2015 – Canuck Place Children’s Hospice welcomed the Stanley Cup to its second provincial location in Abbotsford on Tuesday, August 4. The Fraser Valley facility was one of the special stops on the Stanley Cup’s local tour with NHL defenceman, Kyle Cumiskey – a native to Abbotsford and member of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks.
The event provided local Canuck Place children and their families the opportunity to meet Cumiskey and take photos with the Stanley Cup.
“We were thrilled to be a part of this event and to have the Stanley Cup at our Abbotsford facility,” said Karina Chow, Canuck Place Development Manager. “The children and families from the Fraser Valley area really savour these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and it means a lot to them that Kyle would select Canuck Place Children’s Hospice as a stop on his tour.”
Over 40 children and families were present for the morning event, which was also attended by members of the Abbotsford Fire Department.
Canuck Place family, the Sidhus with the Stanley Cup. Backrow (L-R): Sean, Amanda, Brittany, NHL defenceman, Kyle Cumiskey, front row: Kaitlyn.
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Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 600 newborns, children and youth with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them. www.canuckplace.org
Debbie Buttrector, Communications, Marketing & Events
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice