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2009 RBC Local Hockey Leaders Announced
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

RBC Insurance, with the support of Hockey Canada and the Hockey Hall of Fame announced yesterday the 2009 RBC Local Hockey Leaders.  This award recognizes Canada’s most dedicated behind the scenes hockey volunteers.  Theresa Watts from Delta, BC was the winner from BC Hockey’s region.

The 2009 RBC Local Hockey Leaders will receive a Team Spot in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. This Team Spot will give each winner and their team of up to 20 individuals the opportunity to collectively carry the Olympic Flame for one kilometre, enabling the Local Hockey Leaders to recognize others who have come together to help them make a difference in minor hockey in their communities. Winners will also be celebrated in their hometowns as a banner recognizing their achievement will be raised in their local arena.

Each winner will also receive $10,000 towards a registered charity/hockey cause in their community and a signed Team Canada jersey. Theresa and the other 12 Hockey Canada Branch winners and one (1) RBC employee winner- will also be recognized in a permanent display at the Hockey Hall of Fame which will be unveiled June 16 during a special ceremony honouring the 2009 RBC Local Hockey Leaders.

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