February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser helps open new Games Volunteer Centre
2006, November 17th:

Hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser and broadcaster Kelly Hrudey helped open the new Canada Games Volunteer Centre on Thursday, November 16 in Whitehorse.

The volunteer centre on 1st Ave will be home to more than 4,000 volunteers until after the Games. The grand opening was held in conjunction with the 99 Days celebration.

Wickenheiser and Hrudey spoke to the crowd, and then went outside and played in a large street hockey game with young players from the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association. The crowd kept warm with hot chocolate and then had a chance to join in the game.

With only 99 Days before the Games begin on February 23, the excitement is building in the streets of Whitehorse and across the North.

The 99 Days celebration began earlier in the day with an official announcement by the three northern premiers from the floor of their territorial legislatures.