CALGARY, ALBERTA – Dawson Creek resident, Paige Wards has won the EnCana-sponsored Battle of the Border’s X-Treme Queen for a Day contest. Paige will spend the day with top Olympic players from Calgary’s Oval X-Treme team when they pull into Dawson Creek to play hockey against the US Selects on Monday, February 9, 2009. Runner-up, Becky Chute will spend the day with the US Selects team.
Both the X-Treme and Selects Queen are in for an action-packed day. Each of the two lucky young women will have the opportunity to attend a ‘Meet Your Heroes’ lunch with the players, including two-time Olympic Gold medalist Colleen Sostorics. She will also have the chance to travel to the game on the team bus; visit the player’s dressing room prior to the game; and participate in the ceremonial face-off. At the game, the winners will receive VIP seating for herself and three of her friends. In addition, she will be presented with a souvenir package. Our Dawson Creek queens were randomly selected from online entries to the X-Treme and US Select Queen for a Day contest at www.battleoftheborder.com.
The Battle of the Border annual hockey tournament raises money for local organizations while bringing Olympic-calibre hockey to communities in EnCana’s operating areas.
EnCana matches monies raised through the tournament’s ticket, program, 50/50 and merchandise sales. In the first four years of the tournament, more than $350,000 has been raised to benefit minor hockey and family-related organizations in 18 communities in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan.
February 9 – Dawson Creek, BC
February 11 – Wabasca, AB
February 13 – Stettler, AB
February 14 – Shaunavon, SK
Proceeds from this event will go to Dawson Creek Minor Hockey and the Ark Christian Youth Centre. The Battle of the Border also provides opportunities to involve local youth in the event. Players will be available for an autograph session and will visit students at: Centre Middle School and South Peace Senior Secondary School.
For more information visit www.battleoftheborder.ca.