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Soul On Ice film screening: Racism and the right to play hockey

February 29, 2016

Toronto, ON — The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Hart House are proud to present the Canadian documentary Soul on Ice: Past Present and Future followed by a Q&A panel discussion. As a tri-campus initiative, this event brings U of T students, staff, faculty and the community together to discuss diversity in sport.

Soul On Ice examines the history and future of black hockey players from the minor leagues to the majors. It depicts the hardships of breaking into the NHL and how players have prevailed against racism.

This film features Jaden Lindo and his family during the 2014 NHL draft and includes appearances from players such as Grant Fuhr, the first black athlete to win a Stanley Cup and to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

After the screening, panelists including Darren Lowe, Varsity Blues men’s hockey coach, will share their thoughts on diversity in sport and what the future holds.

This film is part of the Conscious Activism Documentary Series at Hart House, a series of screenings that explore the complex relationship between social justice, spirit and activism.

 Q&A panel discussion:

  • Kwame Mason – Filmmaker
  • Heather Lindo – Mother of Toronto Marlboros and Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Jaden Lindo
  • Darren Lowe – Varsity Blues men’s hockey head coach, 1984 Olympian and six-year professional player

 WHEN: March 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Field House (100 Devonshire Place)

ADMISSION: Free

REGISTRATION: soul-on-ice.eventbrite.ca

Presented by University of Toronto and partners at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Hart House and the Athletics and Recreation Departments at University of Toronto Scarborough and University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Media contact:

Katie Babcock, Communications Specialist
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-978-4112
katie.babcock@utoronto.ca
www.physical.utoronto.ca