Unifor is excited to be the title sponsor for the first stop of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) Dream Gap Tour taking place in Toronto at the Westwood arena on September 21 – 22, 2019.
“Unifor’s partnership with PWHPA is about creating equity for Canada’s elite women hockey players so that women and girls across the country can play the game, earn a living wage, and receive the dignity and respect they are owed,” Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
The Toronto stop of the tour titled “Unifor Women’s Hockey Showcase” will be a four-team exhibition tournament over two days and feature professional women’s players, including Hilary Knight, Marie-Philip Poulin, Brianna Decker, Natalie Spooner, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston and Kacey Bellamy, among others.
The PWHPA Dream Gap Tour was created to draw attention to the fact that there currently is not a league that consistently showcases the best product of women’s hockey in the world, pays its players a living wage and has the infrastructure to set the game up to succeed.
As the title sponsor for the tournament, Unifor officials will be at the opening ceremony and participating in the official puck drop.
Tickets can be purchased online at pwhpa.com/events/unifor-showcase.