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December 4, 2003
Get your ticket to the future of hockey today and be a part of the GTA Bid for the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship!
  
'Get your ticket to the future of hockey' is the message being sent to hockey
fans and fanatics as part of an aggressive advance ticket sale campaign
launched today that will boost the GTA Bid for the 2006 World Junior Hockey
Championship, December 26, 2005 to January 6, 2006.

"If you're Canadian, you love hockey," says Don Cherry, GTA Bid Ambassador. "So
I'm telling you to show your support loud and clear and get behind the Bid. Get
your tickets now so you can watch the world's best junior hockey right here,
right in our own backyard."

Ticket packages are only on sale for three weeks, until December 29, 2003.
Hockey fans need to place a deposit now on a ticket package. Fan-backed
financial support is critical to the Championship being awarded to the GTA. The
revenue generated from the pre-sale of ticket packages will provide the
guarantor for the Bid.

There are four packages available. The Toronto package is $795 for 16 games
($49.70 per game). This includes one Team Canada game and all medal games. A
$75 deposit is required. The Brampton, Mississauga and Oshawa packages are $149
for five round robin games, including one Team Canada game ($29.80 per game). A
$25 deposit is required. Purchases can be made through Ticketmaster at
www.ticketmaster.ca or 416-870-8000.

"For two weeks, audiences worldwide are glued to the television to witness some
of the world's best hockey," says Ernie Coetzee, Co-chair of the GTA Bid Group
and President of the Toronto Roadrunners Hockey Club. "This Championship has
become a launching pad for many of hockey's greatest legends and heroes. For
any hockey fan, rink side is where you want to be to see the players and watch
history being made."

The GTA Bid Group Inc. is a not-for-profit organization specifically
established to bid for the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship. Partners
include the municipalities of Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and Oshawa; their
respective Ontario Hockey League Teams (Toronto St. Michael's Majors, Brampton
Battalion, Mississauga Ice Dogs and Oshawa Generals); the American Hockey
League Toronto Roadrunners Hockey Club; and the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
Additional partners include the Ricoh Coliseum, Brampton Centre for Sports and
Entertainment, the Hershey Centre and the Oshawa Civic Auditorium Complex.

For information on the GTA Bid for the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship,
including ticket package details, visit: www.gtabid.ca. Hockey Canada will
announce the Host City in January 2004.

Media Contacts:
Ernie Coetzee, Co-chair, GTA Bid Group Inc., 416-263-3906
Economic Development, Culture & Tourism media hotline,
416-560-8726



 

 

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