GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation
Toronto Maple Leafs 2019 Alumni Tour
Coming to Peterborough November 2019
Game Will Raise Funds for Local Healthcare Initiatives
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, is pleased to announce they have partnered with the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni and will be bringing the 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Tour to the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Friday, November 8th, 2019 to play local physician team, the Peterborough Quacks. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 5th with GA tickets for $20, Club Section for $30 and a limited number of $100 VIP tickets that includes a private pre-game reception with the players and will be available at www.memorialcentre.ca by calling (705) 743-3561 and in person at the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box office. In addition, super fans can purchase a chance to share the ice with Toronto Maple Leafs players that have made hockey history with one position available on the team for $2,000. All funds raised will continue to support specialized programs with the Peterborough Family Health Team, such as the Youth Sports Concussion Program, Mindfulness for Mental Health, INR Clinics and more, as well as research, capital equipment, training and continuing medical education for health care providers.
“We are so excited to be hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni team this coming fall at the Peterborough Memorial Centre as a fundraising event for the Foundation,” said Laura Kennedy, Executive Director, GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation. “This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our home team, The Peterborough Quacks, all local physicians that share a common love of hockey, and we are deeply grateful for their ongoing support. This is truly a community event with a lot of surprises in store and we are encouraging all hockey fans to come out to support this game and help us raise money to support local healthcare initiatives in Peterborough.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Team will take on the Peterborough Quacks on Friday, November 8th 2019 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre with doors at 7 pm and the puck drop taking place at 7:45 pm. An exclusive VIP reception with players will be hosted pre-game at 6 pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 5th with GA tickets for $20, Club Section for $30 and a limited number of $100 VIP tickets will be available at www.memorialcentre.ca by calling (705) 743-3561 and in person at the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box office.
About the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni
The Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association is the largest and most active in the National Hockey League. Our mission is to bring our Alumni to the communities that have made our players feel so special. Each season the TMLA will stage numerous games throughout these communities, giving Leafs Nation an opportunity to see our past players in action, while recapturing some of those memories from years gone by.
About the Peterborough Quacks
The Peterborough Quacks came into existence in the early 1980s, founded by local family doctor, Dr. Peter Clark. From its origins, the team has been composed of physicians who have played hockey all their lives or wished that they had. It has allowed its members to skate away periodically from the pressures of a life in medicine and to enjoy some camaraderie on the ice. The Quacks team began the Docs on Ice hockey tournament in 1983 in Peterborough, an annual charity event that helps raise funds for local causes in the hosting city. The 35th edition of the tournament was held last year in Hamilton and attracted 55 teams and over 750 doctors. The Quacks have also travelled overseas to play and have done so in the great cities of Venice, Bratislava, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Berlin and Budapest. The Quacks currently have 35 members, divided in 2 rosters, and play weekly in the winter at the Kinsmen Centre. The talent pool on the team has its deep sections, but most of the players are stuck in the shallow end.
GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, directly supports the work of the Peterborough Family Health Team which provides primary care to 115,000 patients across Peterborough City & County.
We support patients in the community who rely on expert, compassionate care delivered by the Peterborough Family Health Team by raising funds for specialized programs, research, capital equipment, training and continuing medical education for healthcare providers. The Foundation relies on the generosity of donors and community partners to help patients at all stages in life and continues to accomplish the mission that the Sisters of St. Joseph set in motion more than 30 years ago, bridging gaps in community healthcare.
Thank you to all the Family Physicians listed below as well as Medical Residents, Mental Health Clinicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Registered Dietitians, and Administrative Staff of the Peterborough Family Health Team that work to support primary healthcare across Peterborough City & County.