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Media Advisory - Toronto Maple Leafs hockey legends support the fight against diabetes this Family Day weekend

Mittwoch, 15.02.2017 15:30 von PR Newswire

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Join Sun Life Financial and Toronto Maple Leafs alumni and Hockey Hall of Fame members Doug Gilmour and Johnny Bower, along with TSN hockey analyst and host Jeff O'Neill as they host the seventh annual Sun Life Financial Skate with the Leafs - Alumni Edition - on Sunday, February 19 to support the fight against diabetes. The Sun Life Financial Skate with the Leafs brings families and youth from community organizations - including the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and JDRF - to Air Canada Centre to meet their Leafs heroes and get active this Family Day weekend. Since announcing diabetes as a key business and community giving priority across its global footprint, Sun Life Financial has proudly committed over $17 million to the cause.


Sunday, February 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Media availability:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET (B-roll and interview opportunities)


Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St, Toronto, ON, M5J 2X2)


Doug Gilmour, Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus and Hockey Hall of Fame member
Johnny Bower, Toronto Maple Leafs alumnus and Hockey Hall of Fame member
Jeff O'Neill, TSN hockey analyst and host
Youth from the CDA and JDRF
Karine Zanier, Director, Sponsorships, Global Marketing, Sun Life Financial

*Note: Media is asked to enter through Gate 2 and R.S.V.P. to Alessandra Nigro or Melissa Perri via email by 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 18.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $908 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About MLSE
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), and TFC II (USL). It also owns Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square, two digital channels - Leafs TV and NBA TV Canada and has a partnership with Live Nation - the biggest concert promoter in the world. MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities - Ricoh Coliseum, BMO Field, Kia Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, BioSteel Centre, the Toronto Raptors' training facility and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

Media relations contacts:

Alessandra Nigro
Manager, Corporate Communications
Sun Life Financial
T. 416-979-4884
C. 416-859-6918  

Melissa Perri
Coordinator, Communications
T. 416-815-5524
C: 416-554-8185

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada