Just in time for upcoming NHL season Toronto Maple Leafs invited us to celebrate Carlton The Bear’s 20th Birthday Party and join the launch of Club Maple Leafs for kids. Air Canada Centre was full of excitement, birthday wishes and lots of activities that day. From delicious birthday cake to interaction with Carlton & Duke The Dog, we were excited to learn about our favorite team and enjoy the event.
The brand new club is created for young Maple Leafs fans who want to learn and be with their team. Now children fans can be involved into Maple Leafs activities using new Club Maple Leafs mobile app available on iTunes and Google Play. The exclusive content intended for children filled with news, games schedule, trivia and avatar build, hockey players’ stats and more to connect with the team.
It was great to meet a new member of Maple Leafs team Shawn Matthias who joined the celebration. The Carlton The Bear’s birthday party was highlighted with the video covering the best Carlton’s moments in his short full of love life. Then Carlton & Duke The Dog treated kids with sweets, a puck piñata was there to test their skills. Young fans already know so many things about Toronto Maple Leafs and at the event showed how knowledgeable they are answering correctly to almost all trivia questions.
There were lots of activities for children, imagine Air Canada Centre was for young fans only including face painting, balloons and photo opportunities. The most exciting activity was ice mural painting, the whole arena was for children to color, write and send birthday wishes to Carlton The Bear.
We never know, today’s young fans may become talented hockey players tomorrow, inspire and unite the next generation of children, when sport and an active lifestyle become the norm from young age.
While the event is over and Carlton The Bear’s Birthday Celebration came to the end, it was only the beginning to building new connections between young generation of fans and Maple Leafs team. Club Maple Leaf prepares lots of activities, and experiences for fans in the digital world via new mobile app and social media and in-person through kid-friendly events in the future. Stay connected, explore Club Maple Leafs mobile app and keep up with the recent updates via social media following hashtag #ClubMapleLeafs.
Exciting news for little Leafs fans: until October 31 parents can enter the Ultimate Toronto Maple Leafs Birthday Party contest for chance to win a Leafs themed birthday party complete with Leafs decor, cake, food and drink, and a visit from Carlton the Bear for your child and 24 friends. The winner and winner's family will also win a trip to Air Canada Centre where they will be featured on the brand new scoreboard during a Leafs home game this season. Parents need to submit a short essay why their child is the #1 Toronto Maple Leafs fan, for full details please visit http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club