Mayor Declares “Soccer Week in Edmonton”

Edmonton, AB – The Canadian Soccer Association today held a press conference in CIBC’s Jasper Avenue branch to kickoff the Qualification Match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM between Canada and Honduras, presented by CIBC on Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.



“We look forward to playing in Edmonton in this crucial World Cup Qualifying match against Honduras,” said Head Coach Frank Yallop.



“As the diamond sponsor of the Canadian Soccer Association, CIBC is delighted to help kick-off Soccer Week in Edmonton,” says CIBC Vice-President Kevin Montgomery. “This week promises to be an exciting one and we are proud to be part of it. I invite members of the public to watch the Men’s Team at their open practice tomorrow. For that day, they are being renamed “Men In Pink” and will wear pink wristbands in support of the 2004 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, which occurs in 40 communities on Sunday, October 3rd.”

Edmonton, AB – The Canadian Soccer Association today held a press conference in CIBC’s Jasper Avenue branch to kickoff the Qualification Match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM between Canada and Honduras, presented by CIBC on Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.



“We look forward to playing in Edmonton in this crucial World Cup Qualifying match against Honduras,” said Head Coach Frank Yallop.



“As the diamond sponsor of the Canadian Soccer Association, CIBC is delighted to help kick-off Soccer Week in Edmonton,” says CIBC Vice-President Kevin Montgomery. “This week promises to be an exciting one and we are proud to be part of it. I invite members of the public to watch the Men’s Team at their open practice tomorrow. For that day, they are being renamed “Men In Pink” and will wear pink wristbands in support of the 2004 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, which occurs in 40 communities on Sunday, October 3rd.”



Mayor of Edmonton, Bill Smith proclaimed the week beginning Monday, August 30th to Sunday, September 5th “Soccer week in Edmonton” as it promises to be an exceptional soccer weekend.



In addition to the international qualification match, the Alberta Soccer Association Senior Provincial Championship will be held in Edmonton from September 3-6. Ninety teams, men and women, will participate in this annual event representing various Alberta districts at four levels of competition as well as in Senior and Master/Classics categories.



In attendance today at the press conference were:



The Hon. Anne McClellan – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Hon. Gene Zwozdesky – Alberta Minister of Community Development & Deputy Government House Leader

Bill Smith – Mayor of Edmonton

Kevin Montgomery – CIBC District Vice-President, Edmonton

Mario Charpentier – Vice President, Alberta Soccer Association

John Gill – Chair, Local Organizing Committee

Frank Yallop – Men’s World Cup Team Head Coach

Men’s World Cup Team Players



Canadian World Cup Team practice schedule



Date Time Location

Thursday, September 2, 2004 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Victoria Soccer Club *

Friday, September 3, 2004 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Commonwealth Stadium



* CIBC Open Practice – “Men in Pink”

September 2nd, 2004

Practice time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: Victoria Soccer Club



Edmonton Soccer Events



Coaching Symposium

Date: September 3rd

Time: Throughout the day



Soccer Fest – Sept 3-Sept 6

Opening Ceremonies

Date: Friday, September 3

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Scottish Society Grounds at Ellerslie / 3105 – 101 Street SW



“Hot Stove” session with experienced panel

Subject of discussion: Future of Soccer in our country

Date: Friday, September 3, 2004

Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Green and Gold room at Commonwealth Stadium at 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Panel will consist of people involved in the soccer world

Schedule & Results

Check out Canada Soccer’s Schedule & Results page where you can find upcoming match schedules and past results leading to highlights, photos, match data, and more.