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Puck to drop at annual Private Todd Memorial Hockey Tournament this weekend

The 8th edition of the annual Private Tyler William Todd’s hockey tournament will take place this coming Friday and Saturday in Plattsville Memorial Arena, some 30-minute drive from Kitchener, Ontario. The annual fundraising event has already collected an impressive $280,000 going towards Wounded Warriors’ mission to “honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, First Responders and their families.”

The event is more than a simple hockey tournament. On top of honouring fallen soldiers, amongst which Private Tyler W. Todd, from Bright, ON, who made the ultimate sacrifice on April 11th, 2010, in Afghanistan, it hosts familial activities, such as bouncy castles, a reptile exhibit, an Easter Egg Hunt, food carts and live local music bands followed by DJs in the evening.

Attendance and participation to all activities are free, included is the Egg Hunt, organized by the local Lions’ Club and scheduled for 1pm on Friday, March 30th. It is still possible to register for the main hockey tournament online at the cost of $60 per person (toddevents.ca), and the organizers would be happy to welcome more volunteers. The public is also invited to contribute by providing items, services, and collectibles for the silent and live auctions. All proceed of said auctions as well as all monetary donations will go to Wounded Warriors’ cause.

John Taylor is part of the organization, “this is a very fun event. The opening ceremony with military and parliamentary presence is scheduled for 6pm on Friday. We have a lot of familial activities planned on top of our friendly hockey tournament. Everyone is welcomed to attend! All proceeds go directly to Wounded Warriors.”

Live Music Schedule:
Friday: Wally Snider (Eastern Folks)
Saturday at noon: Jesse Parent & Phl Bennett (Popular music)
Saturday at 2pm: The John McKinley Band (Blues)
Saturday at 4pm: Chris Demarest
DJs in the evening for a dance party

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Genevieve Trudeau Senecal

Genevieve Trudeau Senecal is a military wife, mother of two beautiful little boys and active member of the military family community in Valcartier, Quebec. Genevieve has a Bachelor in Journalism from Concordia University (Montreal) and has studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. She has worked several years as a journalist in sports car racing (Montreal) and as a radio host & journalist (near Bagotville) before marrying into the military in 2013. She is now a stay-at-home-mom and volunteers many hours weekly at the Valcartier Family Centre. Geneviève Trudeau Senécal est une femme de militaire, maman de deux merveilleux petit garçons et membre active de la communauté militaire de la base militaire de Valcartier, Québec. Geneviève est détentrice d'un baccalauréat en journalisme de l'Université Concordia (Montréal) et a étudier à l'école des médias et du journalisme du Danemark (DSMJ). Elle a travaillé plusieurs années comme journaliste en sports automobiles (Montréal) ainsi que comme animatrice et journaliste radio (près de Bagotville) avant de se marier en 2013. Elle est maintenant maman à la maison et bénévole active du Centre de la famille de Valcartier.

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