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"May Doug’'s spirit of friendship forever live within us and in the tournament that bears his name."

All Doug Vann Tournament 2017 Vancouver Hockey participants, volunteers, and fans,

Welcome to the Doug Vann 2017, the 39th Annual Air Canada Pilots Association Hockey Tournament.  The Doug Vann is being hosted this year in Vancouver, on Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th 2017. Please bid accordingly in order to attend the Doug Vann Hockey Tournament.  

A big thanks to everyone who participated in DV2016 and their generous donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dates:

Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 2017

Registration:

Go to "Registration" tab and fill out the required information. 

Payment: Email $100/player to [email protected].  

Should you have any difficulties or need assistance, please contact [email protected].  

Fees:

$100/player includes minimum 4 games (5 if you are lucky enough to make the DV Final), social beverages, buffet dinner, and transport downtown Vancouver for entertainment.

Please email funds to [email protected]

Heart and Stroke Foundation:

Donate:

http://support.heartandstroke.ca/site/TR/F16MOF/F16MOF?team_id=31829&pg=team&fr_id=3420

In addition to above fundraising details, we have provided a top page tab linked to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on the Doug Vann website.  Through this link you can directly contribute in your name and receive a tax donation receipt.  We encourage every participant to donate $20 (we will make it up to you).  Over the past 3 years, the Air Canada Pilots have donated over $8500 to the foundation because of money raised during this tournament. 

Hotels:

Holiday Inn & Suites Richport - 10688 No.6 Road, Richmond B.C.

The hotel is located right next to the Richmond Ice Center.  There are 35 rooms reserved.  When booking provide your Flight Number and arrival time in order to arrange the hotel shuttle for transportation.

Arena:

Richmond Ice Center - 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond B.C.

https://goo.gl/maps/GABweGGLhjD2

6 ice surfaces, full-service, bar...what else do you need?

Tournament:

Same format as normal.  3 game round robin including "out of the hat" cross over games. Bottom 4 close out with a final game for the prestigious "toilet bowl" and the top 4 play in the semi-finals, with the respective winners moving on to the "big show.".  

We once again have the honour of handing out the hardware, Doug Vann Cup, MVP, and the Ken Moe Award.

Full tournament rules and schedule details will follow closer to the event and will also be available on the website after registration is complete.

Planned Schedule of Events:

-  Teams will be posted on the website several days prior to the event 

-  Monday Evening: Informal Meet & Greet (Stanley's @ 7:30PM)

-  Tuesday & Wednesday: Hockey games from 10:00AM to 5:00PM at Richmond Ice Center

-  Tuesday Night: DV2017 Social Event at Stanley's (Richmond Ice Center) followed by buses downtown Vancouver.

-  Wednesday: DV Final 3:30PM to 5:00PM followed by awards presentation

Attention Goalies: 

Will Failing is arranging/managing the goalie situation.  Contact Will at [email protected].  Goalies wishing to "share" a team are guaranteed a spot.  If this option is not for you, then you will be entered into the "lottery." 

In Summary

A notable celebration, well organized and funded by our sponsors TD Meloche Monnex, Under Armour, GoodLife Fitness, Air Canada and fully supported by the Air Canada Pilots Association, we invite you to attend the 39th Annual Doug Vann Hockey Tournament 2017 in Vancouver.  We hope you will have a really good time, enjoy some "l'esprit de corps" among the pilot group, raise some money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Doug's honour and take this great opportunity to celebrate 39 years of Air Canada hockey, our great Canadian heritage.

Sincerely,

Doug Vann 2017 Planning Committee   

Regan Bosch [email protected]

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