The winning number for the 50/50 drawn at the closing ceremonies was
A member of the Barrie Colts came away with the winner’s share of $1592.
SPECIAL HOCKEY DAY
Let the games begin!
With the passage of the Special Hockey Day Act, a private members bill put forth by Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith, the Ontario Government has proclaimed March 27 as Special Hockey Day in in the province Ontario. Dave Smith has been involved with special hockey for over a decade and was involved with organizing the tournament in Peterborough in 2017. He has been championing their cause ever since and has led him to have the Ontario Legislature declare March 27, 2019 Special Hockey Day to co-incide with the opening of the 25th Anniversary Special Hockey International Tournament being held in Toronto and being hosted by the Grandravine Tornadoes.
The festivities will begin in the morning at Queens Park where all teams attending the tournament will be invited to tour the Ontario Legislature where the government will be in session. All players attending will receive a personalized scroll with their name on it to commemorate Special Hockey Day.
That evening Dave Smith and other Ontario government representatives will be on hand at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to officiate at the opening ceremonies of the SHI tournament.
A media day was held at Queens Park on January 21 to make the announcement.
The closing ceremonies promises to be a fitting end to this 25th Anniversary SHI Tournament. While many things are still in the planning stages here is a taste of what to expect. It will be held at the International Centre on Saturday, March 30th with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. This is the same venue that hosted this event for the SHI Tournament in 2009, with space to accommodate everyone together.
The banquet will feature a plated 4 course sit down dinner. Accommodations will be made for those with special dietary restrictions. The cost is free for all athletes, and 2 coaches per team. The cost for all others is $65. per person which must be ordered and paid for by January 31, 2019. A cash bar will also be available.
Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls w/Butter
Chicken w/Potatoes and vegetables
Coffee and Tea
The main event will be the presentation of the medals to the athletes. We feel that this part of the tournament is very important to the athletes and we want it to be the focus of the event.
There will be other presentations that still in the planning stages, but dancing will definitely be part of that with entertainment provided by Innerphase.
We encourage everyone to be part of the festivities!