Field Hockey Canada > Olympic-themed week planned for July; Canadian men to host United States in Vancouver

With Canada’s men’s field hockey team returning to the Olympic Games this summer in Brazil, Field Hockey Canada will celebrate in style during an Olympic-themed week this July.

From July 4-10, a series of events centered around Canada’s participation at the Olympics Games – previous and upcoming – will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia – the home of Canada’s field hockey programs.

Beginning July 7, Canada’s men will host the United States in a three-game competition, the “Summer Games Send-off” series Presented by London Drugs.

The first match will be played at Surrey’s Tamanawis Field on July 7 at 7pm. The following two games will be played at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field on July 9 and 10 at 7pm and 6pm respectively.

The games are open to the public and admission is free. Fans, friends, and family are encouraged to come watch Canada’s Olympic team and wish them well on the Road to Rio.

The series is the first time Canada’s men’s Olympic team will compete together after being named in the days prior. It is also the last competition for the men before departing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil later that month.

The weeklong Olympic celebration and send-off will also include Field Hockey Canada’s 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on the evening of July 8 at St. George’s School in Vancouver.

To honour Canada’s Olympic past, each inductee from this year’s class will have a special tie to the Olympic Games.

The Hall of Fame event will ticketed and open to the public.

More details about the Olympic-themed week, the “Summer Games Send-off” series, and the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – including inductees and ticket information – will become available shortly.