World’s Largest Hockey Fundraiser on the Power Play in Year Seven

World’s Largest Hockey Fundraiser on the Power Play in Year Seven

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer faced off for its seventh hugely successful event. This year, players and their donors raised $2.6 million, making the seven year total over $16M.

Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer (CNW Group/Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)

The tournament provides critical funding for cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. As one of the top ten single day athletic fundraisers in Canada, funds raised for The Princess Margaret contribute to areas such as immunotherapy, cancer stem cell, and genomics research, amongst many others.

This year’s event featured 150 teams of eight to 12 players each playing five games through the course of the day. This includes Road Hockey’s first ever all female division. Participants were entertained all day long with musical acts, celebrity appearances, interactive activities, kid’s games, food and beverages and interactive games.

Top fundraising teams had the opportunity to draft a celebrity onto their team to either play or coach. Among the 50 personalities available to be selected included broadcaster Peter Mansbridge, Stanley Cup Champions Mark Napier and Tomas Kaberle, and Hockey Hall of Fame members Glenn Anderson, Adam Oates, Paul Henderson and Darryl Sittler.

Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, expressed his excitement about the event: “The overwhelming success of our 7th annual Scotiabank® Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is a direct result of this passionate and selfless community of road hockey players, sponsors, donors and volunteers who support our mission to Conquer Cancer in our Lifetime.”

“At Scotiabank, investing in our communities has been a focus for over 185 years,” said John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank. “We are proud to return as the title sponsor of Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, for the second year. Hockey matters to Scotiabank because it matters to Canadians and we know that this tournament will raise important funds to fight cancer. We invite everyone out to the Scotiabank Kids Zone, where young people will be able to practice their hockey skills and meet some of their favourite hockey heroes and mascots.”

This year Scotiabank® Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer welcomed Pizza Pizza as the new presenting sponsor. “On behalf of the thousands of people who work at Pizza Pizza, and in our network of restaurant locations, we are delighted to support The Princess Margaret to help with their efforts to conquer cancer, one shot at a time,” said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer of Pizza Pizza.

The top individual fundraiser this year, who also happens to be the Division Head of Gynecologic Oncology at The Princess Margaret, was Dr. Marcus Bernardini who raised $55,607. The top fundraising team was Ovarian Blitzers who raised $110,123 while the Corporate Challenge Cup was won by Hatch Engineering who raised $226,366.

Hatch – once again – has won the Corporate Challenge Cup marking the 6th year in a row they achieved that feat. Hatch has now raised over $1.2M for Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, since 2012.

For more information or to donate to the event, visit

About Scotiabank
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2016, Scotiabank contributed more than $70 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $906 billion (as at July 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering Personalized Cancer Medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto.

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network is raising funds to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.

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Imvescor Restaurant Group announces termination of the agreement related to the sale of its Commensal operations

Imvescor Restaurant Group announces termination of the agreement related to the sale of its Commensal operations

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MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. (“IRG“) (TSX: IRG) announced today that it has terminated the agreement to sell to an affiliate of Pasta Romana Foods Inc. substantially all of the assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary Groupe Commensal Inc. entered into on March 7, 2017 (the ”Agreement“) due to material breaches of the Agreement by the affiliate of Pasta Romana Foods Inc. Notice of the termination of the Agreement was given to the affiliate of Pasta Romana Foods Inc. and IRG is evaluating the alternatives available to it in light of the termination of the Agreement.

About Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. is a dynamic and innovative organization in the family and casual dining restaurant industry. IRG is a franchise and licensing business that operates restaurants in Eastern Canada under five banners: Bâton Rouge®, operating in Québec, Ontario and Nova Scotia in the casual dining segment, Pizza Delight®, operating primarily in Atlantic Canada, in the family/mid-scale segment, Scores® and Toujours Mikes, operating primarily in Québec in the family and casual dining segments and the take-out and/or delivery segments, and Ben & Florentine®, operating primarily in Québec, with individual stores in Ontario and Manitoba, in the breakfast and lunch industry. IRG also licenses to third parties the right to manufacture and sell prepared food products under the Bâton Rouge®, Pizza Delight®, Scores® and Toujours Mikes brands.


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University of Colorado at Boulder Wins Tech Accelerator of the Year at FSTEC


University of Colorado at Boulder Wins Tech Accelerator of the Year at FSTEC

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CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The campus dining services department of University of Colorado at Boulder was named Restaurant Business’ 2017 Tech Accelerator of the Year, an honor recognizing the foodservice industry’s leading innovator in technology.

The advances in CU Boulder’s new dining facility, the Village Center Dining and Community Commons, extend beyond smartphones and back-office systems. Among its high-tech features are electrochromatic windows that darken in response to sunlight, a biodigester that breaks down garbage into wastewater, stationary “blender bikes” that students pedal to mix their own smoothies, and video monitors in the kitchen that double as space for cooking classes.

The broad range of amenities aim to create an eco-friendly, community-focused gathering place for students.

CU Boulder was selected for the top technology honor by the editors of Restaurant Business from among influential innovators in three categories: limited service, full service and nontraditional. The university’s foodservice department was the honoree in the nontraditional category. Cava, the Mediterranean fast-casual chain, was the winner in limited service, and BJ’s Restaurants was the winner among full-service restaurants.

CU Boulder’s selection was announced at the FSTEC Conference in Anaheim, Calif., where more than 1,000 restaurant technology experts gathered to learn about the latest innovations in their fields.

For more information on the 2017 Restaurant Business/FSTEC Tech Accelerator Awards, visit

About Winsight LLC
Winsight LLC is a business-to-business media, event, data and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio with leading publications, including CSP, Convenience Store Products, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Grocery Headquarters as of June 2017. Winsight Media offers a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters, webinars, video, apps and custom marketing solutions. The Winsight Events group produces exclusive large-scale executive-level conferences, including Restaurant Leadership, Global Restaurant Leadership, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC, Restaurant Trends & Directions and MenuDirections. Winsight also owns Technomic Inc., the leading provider of market information and advisory services for the food industry. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to or  

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