A Greenbelt Showdown: A Timeless Ontario Rivalry Takes it to the Ice

Attention: Sports, Environment, Lifestyle, Agriculture Reporters and Editors

Brampton, Friday, October 22, 2010 –When most people think about hockey rivalry they think of the Leafs and Habs or the Oilers and Flames, but what about the latest great Greenbelt rivalry? Yes, we’re talking about a Greenbelt grown rivalry between the Niagara IceDogs and the Brampton Battalion of the OHL. See this budding rivalry take centre ice on Greenbelt Night: Friday, October 29th at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. Get your tickets now before the puck drops at 7:30pm.

Ontario has long been synonymous with hockey –however this time of year –the province is best known for its delicious fresh food. Apples are literally falling off the trees and fields are full of pumpkins as far as the eye can see. As Greenbelt farms plough through the harvest season, what better way to celebrate the harvest in Ontario than to watch two rivals “plough”through a great hockey game with one of them harvesting a win.

Fans of the Battalion and the IceDogs will not only get to watch a great hockey game, they’ll also have an opportunity to find out more about Ontario’s Greenbelt and participate in some Greenbelt related games and contests that isin store for the crowd.

“What the Greenbelt gives us is not unlike what a hockey player gets from drill practice --it give us the fundamental building blocks of healthy living: clean air and drinking water and fresh, local food. Regions like Niagara and Peel are the cornerstones to the Greenbelt’s success, with most of our tender fruit and orchards being grown in these areas,” says Burkhard Mausberg, President of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

So if you’re in the mood for something completely Canadian,and want a great night out -checkout the game. If you can’t make it this time or love it so much that you want more, another Greenbelt rivalry Hockey Night happens again January 6thin Oshawa, where the Generals take on the Guelph Storm. 

Ontario’s Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of protected land that makes southern Ontario a better place to live, work and play.  The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent charitable organization established to support the vitality of the Greenbelt.

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Contact: Elissa Hermolin, Greenbelt Foundation at 416-960-0001ext. 301 (office) or 647-280-3593 (cell).

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