Great week of activities awaits Winnipeg fans ahead of Canada WNT match

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With excitement palpable and continuing to grow ahead of the highly anticipated Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly match set for Thursday 8 May at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, MB, fans are invited to join in on the celebration through a series of activities designed specifically for them.

The week kicks off on Sunday, 4 May when Canadian stars and Olympic bronze medallists Rhian Wilkinson and Karina LeBlanc will be at the Bomber Store at Investors Group Field from 13.00 to 14.00 local time for an autograph session.

In addition to meeting Wilkinson and LeBlanc, fans will get the chance to shop for their favourite official Canada Soccer Umbro merchandise and get outfitted for Thursday’s big match. Wear your red Canada!

Celebrations will continue on match day as fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to participate in the pre-match Fan Fest. The Fan Fest, starting at 17.00 local time, will feature an array of interactive activities and exciting giveaways from Canada Soccer’s partners and local soccer organizations.

Fans will be able to:

  • Create their own sign and support message for Canada’s Women’s National Team at the BMO booth, and may even get a high five from BMO the Bear!
  • Visit the Canada Soccer tent for temporary Canada Soccer tattoos and stickers and a good chat about footie!
  • Get their photos taken “with the teams” at the Garnier Ombrelle photo booth!
  • Learn more about the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM at the competition’s stand!
  • Test their kicking speed and accuracy in various activities presented by local community soccer groups!
  • And more!

When making their way into the stadium, soccer enthusiasts can pick-up a copy of the official Canada’s Women’s National Team 2014 Home Season souvenir program featuring profiles of some of your favourite Canadian WNT stars, opponent information, historical team statistics, match day rosters, and more. Programs will be available at kiosks throughout the stadium for only $2.

Ticket purchasers should make sure to find their seats early as they will be treated to a special memorable pre-match presentation and opening ceremonies… Surprises in store!

Fans, friends and families are all encouraged to wear red and paint the stadium in Canada’s colours, as well as join in the chants that our Canadian supporters group the Voyageurs, seated in sections 143 and 144, will be leading throughout the match.

Be loud, be proud! Help lift our Canadian Women’s National Team and show them that Canada’s is with them as they prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM!

And when the night concludes, fans will be going home with memories for ages – and maybe a couple of fun giveaways they may find on their way out of Investors Group Field!

Tickets are still available for the match, starting at only $20 (plus applicable fees), via Ticketmaster.ca or by visiting Investors Group Field box office (check opening hours).

The 8 May Canada v USA match will kickoff at 19.00 local time (20.00 ET / 17.00 HP) and will be broadcast live on Sportsnet One for those outside Winnipeg or that cannot attend. Don’t miss out on the action by following Canada Soccer and Canada WNT on @CanadaSoccerEN, CanadaSoccer TV and canadasoccer.com.

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