Surrey (Canada): After last year’s successful inaugural Canada Cup International Hockey Tournament, the anticipation is high this year as field hockey enthusiasts are already buzzing about the much-anticipated 2012 Tournament featuring players from around the world.
Running from July 13–15, this three-day field hockey extravaganza, organized by the West Coast Kings Field Hockey Club, will showcase the world’s best teams and highlight the skill and talent of players at Surrey’s Tamanawis Field located at 126 Street and 64 Avenue. The tournament will commence on Friday morning, followed by festivities in the afternoon, including an opening ceremony and diverse individuals from Olympians and top-notch field hockey players to sponsors and entertainers.
“Field hockey is one of the most challenging games played because of the amount of skill that it requires. Athletes can be fast and strong, but they also need to learn finesse to dribble and trap the ball. The goal of our widely experienced club will be to hone in on developing that skill base with the club’s athletes,” according to the West Coast Kings member board. Continue reading →
Ranjeev Deol (Former Canadian National Team Player), Captain of West Coast Kings Field Hockey Club's Team
The excitement is brimming as Canada Cup 2011 is days away. Teams from around the globe like Mexico are confirmed and ready to hit the ground running at the action packed event, which takes place July 15-17, 2011. In addition, local talent, like the West Coast Kings will be participating and will include many national players in their line-up.
Designed to promote and celebrate the spirit of the game of Field Hockey, the event is family oriented and creates a platform for today’s field hockey athletes. 2011’s event features top field hockey play, spectator seating, and a safe – fun environment. Along with the amazing atmosphere, spectators have the chance to win a coveted prize of airfare to India.
Spectators and athletes can enjoy delicious food (Guru Ka Langar) and treats all three days care of Dashmesh Darbar Sikh Temple. To cap off all the festivities, renowned Punjabi singer, Satwinder Bitti will perform live on the final day. In addition, a special performance by the Surrey India Arts Club will be presented. Continue reading →