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Top female players to gather in Nova Scotia to begin season-long road to 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro

 CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team will kick off the 2019-20 season on the East Coast when it heads to Liverpool, N.S., for the annual BFL National Women’s Team Fall Festival, presented by Sobeys, a training camp aimed at helping develop and evaluate the nation’s top female players.

The camp, set for Sept. 9-15 at the Queens Place Emera Centre, will see players split into two teams – Red and White – for a series of on- and off-ice sessions, including two intrasquad games and two match-ups against local junior hockey clubs over their seven-day stay on the South Shore.

“Council and residents of the Region of Queens Municipality are thrilled that Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Team have selected the Queens Place Emera Centre to host the annual Fall Festival,” said David Dagley, mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “Hockey fans in the region and across Nova Scotia are excited for the opportunity to watch the top female hockey players in the country, and we look forward to attending the games as the team prepares for the upcoming season.”

The roster for the BFL National Women’s Team Fall Festival, presented by Sobeys, will be announced in the coming weeks, but fans can reserve their spot to watch Team Canada by purchasing a ticket package for $20 plus fees and taxes at TicketPro.ca or the Queens Place Emera Centre box office. The package includes one ticket to each of the four games, which run from Sept. 11-14.

“We are excited to bring Canada’s National Women’s Team to the community of Liverpool for seven days of highly-competitive games and practices, and to provide young hockey fans the chance to watch their role models at an affordable price,” said Ryan Robins, director of events and properties for Hockey Canada. “This camp will provide fans in Liverpool and surrounding communities the opportunity to watch the top female players in Canada as they begin for the road to the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Nova Scotia next spring.”

All practices are free and open for the public to attend. Media accreditation for the BFL National Women’s Team Fall Festival, presented by Sobeys, can be requested online.

“Hockey Nova Scotia continues to focus on the growth and development of the game, and providing opportunities for young girls to play hockey,” said Amy Walsh, executive director of Hockey Nova Scotia. “We are thrilled that Canada’s National Women’s Team is coming to Nova Scotia as we believe this is just one of the many initiatives in the 2019-20 season that will help put female hockey in Nova Scotia in a great place moving forward.”

Halifax and Truro, N.S., will host the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship from March 31-April 10. Canada’s National Women’s Team will look to capture its first world championship gold medal since 2012, and first on home ice since 2007 in Winnipeg and Selkirk, Man.

Canada’s National Women’s Team has won 10 gold medals at the IIHF Women’s World Championship 10 times, in addition to eight silver medals and one bronze.

For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Twitter.com/HC_Women.

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June 5, 2019; Liverpool, NS:  Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, Nova Scotia is preparing for the hottest concert on the South Shore this summer, an evening of Canadian Classic Rock featuring three legendary Canadian acts.  Canadian chart toppers Honeymoon Suite will take the stage on Sunday, August 25, 2019, and will be joined by well-known hard rockers Teaze from Windsor, Ontario, and the iconic Matt Minglewood Band. 

On August 25, 2019, fans at Queens Place Emera Centre will be “Burning in Love” with Honeymoon Suite, Teaze and Matt Minglewood Band! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7, in person at Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, or online at Ticketpro.ca.  There is a presale on Thursday, June 6, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. for those qualifying Queens Place Emera Centre Fitness members with 1 month, 3 month or 1 year memberships, or 1 month walking track memberships.

Canadian classic rock stars Honeymoon Suite were formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Johnnie Dee in 1981. In 1983 the band was bolstered by the addition of Derry Grehan who quickly became the bands primary song writer and who soon after penned ‘New Girl Now’. On the strength of that single the band signed a deal with WEA Canada and soon after came the launch of the bands self-titled debut album in June 1984. From that album came hits such as re-mastered ‘New Girl Now’, ‘Burning in Love’, ‘Wave Babies’ and ‘Stay in the Light’. Next came The Big Prize, and hits such as ‘Bad Attitude’, ‘Feel it Again’, and ‘All Along You Knew’. A number of these songs became included in soundtracks for series shows, and movies. Through the late 1980’s, songs such as ‘Love Changes Everything’ and ‘Still Loving You’ hit the singles charts.  Their extensive catalogue of music and recognizable hits, energetic stage presence and sizzling musical execution continues to shine through as the band entertains fans from across the world.

From 1977 to 1980, Teaze recorded and released 4 studio albums plus one live album based on their tour of Japan in 1978, and even played with April Wine at the old arena in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.  After a 40 year hiatus, they are back! On April 6, 2019, Teaze reunited to play in their hometown of Windsor, Ontario for a benefit concert, meeting with huge success.  Their catalogue includes timeless hits such as; ‘Sweet Misery’, ‘Gonna Have a Good Time Tonight’, ‘Boys Night Out’ and ‘On the Loose’ to name a few. TEAZE will head east to Liverpool NS for an exclusive comeback show, certain to lead to years of entertaining the world again going forward!

Matt Minglewood Band are a musical hybrid, a four member band with one foot steeped in the musical roots of blues and country and the other knee deep in rock. Matt Minglewood himself has long been known as a musical shape-shifter, with such well known hits as ‘Amsterdam, ‘Dorchester’, and ‘Can’t You See’. Their high-octane show has earned them the well-deserved reputation of ‘down to earth bearers of good will and good times’. Their diversity and broad audience appeal has made them a favorite on the Canadian touring circuit. In a climate ripe with ever changing musical styles, Matt’s artistic character has been defined by his simply remaining true to himself.

Check Ticketpro.ca for notices as the concert date approaches.

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