CEMA partners withthe fast-growing Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championship
A Press Release Issuedby CEMA: For Immediate Release
Toronto, November 14, 2006: The Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s board of directorsrecently voted unanimously to support the Canadian Multicultural Hockey Championships (CMHC) and to help promote even further growth of this already highly successful grassroots project.Last year, the CMHC crowned the Irish Shamrocks its first champions of the inaugural Canadian Multicultural Hockey Tournament on Dec. 30, 2005. Sixteen teams of diverse ethnicity played 37 games for a multicultural audience that surpassed 10,000.
In less than two years the number of teams has risen to 20 and they will play a combined total of 44 games at the upcoming 2nd annual CMHC, before an audience expected to reach 20,000, doubling last years numbers. The CMHC will be held at Ted Reeve and Scarborough Arena Gardens, Dec. 27-30, 2006.
New this yearis a womens division comprising six teams.
Formerly the Canadian Ethnic Journalists and Writers Club, CEMAwas founded in 1978 as an inclusive organization for print, radio and television media, and now includesinternet as well. As an ethnic media association with hundreds of member journalists of the ethnic media representing all mediums, its newly formed partnership with CMHC, opens a unique opportunity for collaboration in spreading the word on a project that holds tremendous promise in the Canadian multicultural sports arena.
Tim Fujita, head of Community Relations for the CMHC says of the partnership, we are extremely honoured and excited with CEMAs recognition and support of CMHC. We believe that it is thanks to support of this nature, and through the valuable and meaningful sponsorship of Coffee Time 241 Pizza, our Title sponsor, and Rogers.
Omni Television, our exclusive television sponsor, that we will continue to forge ahead in our successful building towards a national hockey organization that celebrates multiculturalism in mens and womens hockey, for the enjoyment of Canadians families, coast to coast.
Additional information on the CMHC including, history, playing for a team, and the upcoming CMHC game schedule is available on http://www.cmhl.ca/.
Mens teams (20):
Chinese, Croatian, Finnish, Filipino, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Nubian (African Canadian), Ojibway, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish,
Serbian, South Asian, Ukrainian.
Womens teams (6):
Chinese, European, Israeli, Japanese, Mohawk, Ojibway.