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Photo courtesy of theCWHL.com.

The CWHL has moved their annual Community Day to the All-Star game weekend. MLSE Launchpad will once again be the main location, though the league has planned more activities for the athletes to give back.

Partnering with SheIS, a campaign to increase support for women’s sport, the 34 all-star players will be running programs at MLSE Launchpad for the day. As well, they will be volunteering at the Canadian Blood Services office on Saturday from 11-1pm, as a way to encourage the local community to donate. The athletes will even be spending a day at Ronald McDonald house before heading to Toronto for the main event.

Hopefully with the Furies’ new partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs, CWHL athletes will be able to continue supporting the Launchpad to encourage more young girls to participate in sport.

The Community Day doubles as not only a way to give back to the community, but also to raise awareness for the All-Star game this weekend. The game has been garnering more attention as past NHL stars have been named to coaching rosters, and the Barenaked Ladies have announced themselves as the anthem singers.

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