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City Dedicates Rink To Paul Henderson To Recognize His Contribution to Hockey and Mississauga

Sep 20, 2011

Where were you when Paul Henderson scored the goal that united a nation? The City of Mississauga will recognize this achievement and celebrate Mr. Henderson’s continuing contribution to hockey, Canada and the Mississauga community at a ceremony to dedicate Tomken Twin Arena Rink One in his honour.

For those who would like to relive this special moment in Canadian and hockey history, or learn about it for the first time, the “Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour” trailer will be on site will feature the iconic jersey, rare memorabilia and interactive and educational displays. Everyone is welcome to attend Mississauga Hockey League games that will also take place during the event. Admission is free.

When:
Friday, September 30, 2011

Schedule:
Presentation trailer open 4 to 9 p.m.
See Paul Henderson in person 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mississauga Hockey League games start 6 p.m.
Paul Henderson rink dedication ceremony 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Tomken Twin Arena
4495 Tomken Road (Tomken Road and Eastgate Parkway)

What:
A dedication ceremony and opportunity to learn about or re-experience a great moment in Canadian and hockey history. Ceremony will conclude with a puck drop by Mayor McCallion, Councillor Chris Fonseca (Ward 3) and Paul Henderson.

Why:
The City of Mississauga honours Paul Henderson – Canada’s famous hockey player who scored the winning goal in the first Canada-Russia Hockey Series in 1972. Following his distinguished 18-year hockey career in the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association, Mr. Henderson continues as an author, motivational speaker and community volunteer to contribute to the health and future of children and youth in Mississauga and throughout Canada.

For More Information:
For more information about the community event, contact John Pogue at 615-3200 ext. 2003 or john.pogue@mississauga.ca. For information about the dedication ceremony, contact Dolores Bartl-Hofmann at 905-615-3200, ext. 5051 or dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.






Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca


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