With the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ set to kick off on 6 June, fans across Canada will be given the chance to get a taste of what is to come when the Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola launches in Ottawa on 1 April. The two-month, 12-city tour will be free to the public and is set to travel from coast-to-coast in celebration of football and women in sport, giving Canadians a rare chance to get up-close-and-personal with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy.
The first ever tour of the official FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy will include several interactive and engaging elements, as well as surprises along the way - all in the spirit of setting the stage for what is anticipated to be the largest live spectator sporting event in Canada’s history and the biggest Women’s World Cup to-date.
“This trophy tour will be the rallying cry for our team leading up to the tournament in June,” said Canada women’s coach John Herdman. “As the Trophy makes its way across Canada, and we see the support and pride that Canadians have for the game and our team, it will push us even harder.”
Fans will get a feel for what they can expect during the tournament this summer at the custom-designed Fan Experience where they can go head-to-head with the Coca-Cola Robot Goalie, record a cheer for their favourite team, hang out in the FIFA locker room, play 16-person foosball or learn a trick or two from expert freestylers. The experience leads to a winner’s tunnel which leads the way to the trophy display where fans will get their photo with the original FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy. There will also be special guest appearances from Official Mascot Shuéme and afterwards, guests will cap off their experience with a perfectly served, limited edition aluminium bottle of ice-cold Coca-Cola.
“Coca-Cola is proud to be presenting the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour, bringing Canadians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get see this magnificent trophy up-close,” said Michael Samoszewski, Vice President of the Sparkling Business Unit, Coca-Cola Ltd. “We are excited to share in Canada’s passion for soccer and uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast at our Trophy Tour experience.”
“As the stars of the game prepare to take centre stage, it is our honour to bring supporters across Canada the trophy that will eventually be lifted by the next FIFA Women’s World Cup champions,” said Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director. “We are pleased to once again be working with Coca-Cola in sharing our love of football with the fans ahead of this historic tournament.”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will be visiting 12 Canadian cities on the following dates:
1 April: National kick-off in Ottawa, ON
3 – 4 April: Ottawa, ON
10 – 12 April: Montreal, QC
15 April: Quebec City, QC
19 April: Halifax, NS
24 – 26 April: Moncton, NB
28 April: Kingston, ON
30 April: 2 – 3 May: Toronto, ON
6 May: Hamilton, ON
8 – 10 May: Winnipeg, MB
16 – 18 May: Edmonton, AB
21 – 23 May: Calgary, AB
29 – 31 May: Vancouver, BC