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Chase The Gear: August 19, Toronto

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Okay, who is ready for some fun? If you’re going to be in Toronto this Friday then do I have some exciting news for you! This Friday (August 19) at 5-7PM, I’ll be attending Chase the Gear, an event hosted by Sport Chek in High Park.


The event, Chase the Gear, will have attendees (me!) use Facebook Live to identify the location of elite athlete trainer and NHL legend Gary Roberts and Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner. That’s right, I’m going to attempt to chase down an NHL legend and two Olympians.

Don’t know who these amazing folks are? Here’s a mini profile of them:

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a Canadian former professional hockey player who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Meaghan Mikkelson

Meaghan Mikkelson is a Canadian hockey player and a member of the Canada women’s national ice hockey team and plays for Calgary Inferno in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Mikkelson also won gold medals during the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics Games.

Natalie Spooner

Natalie Spooner is a Canadian hockey player and played for the Canadian National women’s ice hockey team from 2007 to 2008, and then rejoined the team in 2010. Currently, she competes for the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Spooner was the first player to play for the Canadian National Women’s Team, the National Women’s Under-22 Team and its Under-18 Team. In 2014, Spooner became the first woman in hockey history to claim the gold medal in the Winter Games and the Clarkson Cup in the same year.

Impressive resume eh?

So other than having the bragging rights of chasing down Gary Roberts, Meaghan Mikkelson, and Natalie Spooner, there will be prizes! You know the Olympic gear that I’ve been sporting that’s sold exclusively at Sport Chek by adidas? Yup, that’s right – free swag if you chase these folks down.


Hoodie & Tights from the Sport Chek’s exclusive line of Adidas High Performance Olympic collection gear.

Doesn’t that look fun? So far, I’ve gathered up a handful of friends and we are plotting on how to divide and conquer so we can get ourselves some gear and the bragging rights of chasing down this bad ass roster of athletes. I mean how often does a chance like this comes by? I’m definitely picking this over a Friday track workout!

Can’t come down to Toronto?  Watch the whole event unfold live on Facebook Live on Sport Chek’s Facebook page!

QOTD: Will I see you there? Would you like to have something like this happen in your city? 

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