KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship host committee, announced Monday that volunteers are now being recruited for the event, taking place March 28-April 4, 2016 at ISC Arena and the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre in Kamloops.
The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship will require 500 dedicated volunteer in areas such as hospitality, logistics, media, special events, sponsorship, team services, ticket sales and venue operations.
Those interested in volunteering at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championshipmust:
- represent the best interests of Hockey Canada;
- be a minimum of 19 years of age on Jan. 1, 2016;
- make a total commitment of four work shifts;
- attend training sessions in advance of the event; and
- complete established screening requirements.
In return, volunteers will receive event apparel to wear on site and have the chance to be both an integral part of this world-class event’s success, and ambassadors for Canadian hockey.
The volunteer program at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship is proudly presented by RBC, a premier sponsor of Hockey Canada.
“This is an exciting day as we work towards the first drop of the puck next March,” said Riley Wiwchar, general manager of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. “Kamloops has such an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated fan base, and there has already been tremendous interest in the volunteer program. This is just another step towards what will be a world-class event in the B.C. interior.”
“We are passionate about getting involved in communities where we live and work, and believe in the power of volunteerism,” said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer with RBC. “We’re honoured to participate in the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship by offering our support to the volunteer program specifically. As anyone who’s organized a sporting event of any size knows – from a local tournament to a high-profile international event such as this – it’s the volunteers that can truly help make an event a success.”
For more information on the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, please visit www.worldwomen2016.com, or follow along through social media atwww.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada andwww.twitter.com/hc_women.