BURNABY, B.C. — Simon Fraser University Hockey announces a partnership with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre for the remainder of the 2016/17 season and playoffs.
At all remaining home games SFU Hockey will donate the money raised through 50/50 sales to the DEWC; this will include the two remaining regular season games, March 3/4 round one of the BCIHL playoffs March 10-12 and if SFU advances to the BCIHL finals March 17-19.
At the March 3rd home game there will be a silent auction with 100% of proceeds also going to the DEWC, as well as a 20 sq/ft SFU Hockey arena built entirely out of Lego with viewing by donation.
“We are proud to partner with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and raise funds to support an organization that does great work in the community,” said Andrew Delbaere, Director of Communications with SFU Hockey.
The game on March 3rd will be between local rivals SFU and Trinity Western University and will take place at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby with doors opening at 6:00 pm and puck drop at 7:00 pm. The SFU recreation department will also be on hand with face painting and other activities for attendees. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for youth(under 18)/seniors(60+).
About SFU Hockey
SFU Men’s Hockey was re-established in 2004 and competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League. The program focuses on competition, academics, and community service as its core values. The team plays its home games at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby. For more information about the SFU Hockey program, please visit www.sfuhockey.com.
About the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (http://dewc.ca/)
The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. To achieve this goal, the Centre provides supportive surroundings with meals, counseling, advocacy and programs which nurture and empower members.
The constitution of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was written in 1978 upon incorporation and is still relevant today:
- To provide a comfortable, safe Drop-In Centre.
- To provide recreation and self-help programs.
- To act as a source of information by assisting women with referrals concerning their needs.
- To provide a social space and facilitate the opportunity for women of diverse backgrounds to interact and build community.
- To educate the public and all levels of government about issues concerning women in the area.