Canada 2015 Event Ambassadors kick off ticket delivery

Tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ are in the mail, but one lucky team already has their hands on their long-awaited tickets to see the best women’s soccer players in the world.

Players from the Edmonton Strikers women's U-18 Tier 1 soccer team were personally handed their tickets to matches in Edmonton by the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health (Edmonton - Spruce Grove) and Canadian soccer superstar Kara Lang – both event ambassadors for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, which kicks off this summer in six Canadian cities.

“I was thrilled to deliver FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets to local youth soccer players,” said Minister Ambrose. “It’s exciting to see the motivation and determination this world-class event is inspiring in young women and Canadians across the country. With 2015 being proclaimed the Year of Sport and so many high-profile international sporting events taking place in Canada throughout the year, it’s a great time for Canadians to get active and perhaps even try a new sport or physical activity to keep them moving.”

Canada will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to welcome the world’s best soccer players this summer when the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 is hosted in six Canadian cities, from coast to coast. For the Edmonton Strikers, June can’t come soon enough.

“The team is very excited to share in this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Edmonton Strikers’ Head Coach Ameen Kadri. “We have been talking about this for months and we are really looking forward to cheering on our Canadian team and also watching some very exciting soccer.”

The FIFA Women’s World Cup sets the stage for the world’s best players and performances, but it is much more than just a football competition. It is a showcase of the best of women’s sport – on and off the field.

“As a player, I know the importance of international competition towards the growth of the game, and I know experiencing world class women’s soccer on Canadian soil will inspire these young players as they follow their soccer dreams,” said Kara Lang. “As an event ambassador, I am tremendously excited Canada has this opportunity to welcome the world. We are just over 50 days away from the opening match between Canada and China PR here in Edmonton and as FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 tickets start arriving in homes across Canada, the anticipation is going to become palpable.”

A CONCACAF champion, former FIFA Women’s World Cup player and Olympian, Kara Lang optimises the spirit of the competition. She knows first-hand what it means to step on to the world stage. Lang, now a TSN analyst, is one of the youngest players to score an international goal having done so at age 15, just two days after making her debut for Canada in March 2002.