Life Financial and Toronto Rehab Foundation to make an exciting announcement improving wellness around the globe through innovative diabetes prevention and management program

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Sun Life Financial and the Toronto Rehab Foundation will be making an exciting donation and announcement about improving wellness around the globe through better diabetes prevention and management. This innovative program will extend diabetes care beyond hospital walls and empower individuals living with the disease to take control of their health, regardless of barriers such as geography, financial constraints and language. Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler and former NHL player Brandon (BJ) Crombeen will be on-hand to help launch this exciting new initiative.

DATE: Monday, November 14, 2016
TIME:  11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Toronto Rehab (TRI) Cardiac Rehab Indoor Track - Rumsey Centre

347 Rumsey Rd

Toronto, ON, M4G 1R7

  • Darryl Sittler, former NHL Player and Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Brandon (BJ) Crombeen, former NHL Player
  • Lisa Ritchie, Senior Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Life Financial
  • Dr. Peter Pisters, President & CEO, University Health Network
  • Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director, Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Program, TRI-UHN


Space is limited - members of the media are requested to RSVP to Alessandra Nigro at

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $865 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
As the world-leading rehabilitation research centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is revolutionizing rehabilitation by helping people overcome the challenges of disabling injury, illness or age related health conditions to live active, healthier, more independent lives. It integrates innovative patient care, ground breaking research and diverse education to build healthier communities and advance the role of rehabilitation in the health system.  Toronto Rehab, along with Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN is a member of the University Health Network and is affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Toronto Rehab Foundation raises funds for Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Chase the Gear

Ever wish you could join Gary Roberts for your summer training?


Next Friday, August 19, Sport Chek will launch a live sporting event that will unite Canadians both online and offline – similar to the way that the Olympic Games unites the world.

'Chase The Gear' is essentially a game of live chase, in which Gary Roberts, 23-year NHL veteran, beloved Toronto Maple Leaf player and Stanley Cup winner, will run through Toronto's High Park - participants will be able to “chase” him down to receive gear from Sport Chek as prizing.

The entire chase will be broadcast on Facebook Live and online viewers will also have an opportunity to win prizes by unlocking power-ups for the runner by reacting to and sharing the Live video.

Gary Roberts is one of the most sought after trainers for high profile athletes and he is challenging Canadians to show they have #WhatItTakes. Roberts knows that whether you're competing on a world stage or in any hometown game, athletes must acknowledge and recognize the effort that goes into getting them ready to compete.

For more info and contest rules, please visit:


Reebok introduces new Sidney Crosby
SC87 Collection 

NHL Superstar’s new Reebok apparel and footwear designed
to deliver 
functional, adaptable performance


Toronto, ON – Today leading fitness brand, Reebok, unveiled its new Reebok SC87training collection of footwear and apparel to the Canadian market. Endorsed by three-time NHL all-star Sidney Crosby, the high-performance assortment is now available at Sport Chek, Sports Experts and Reebok retail locations across the country, as well as at

The Reebok SC87 apparel line, Sidney Crosby’s signature collection of Reebok ONE Series apparel, incorporates Reebok’s latest and most innovative fitness apparel technologies. Reebok PlayDry is a moisture management system designed to wick away moisture from the body, keeping the wearer dry while working out.  Flat locked stitching and engineered arm openings also provide ease of movement during any workout.

At Reebok we believe in making fitness products that live up to the expectations of professionals like Sidney Crosby and everyday athletes alike,” said Michael Rossi, VP Reebok Canada. “Crosby wears his gear everyday as he prepares for his season, which is a testament to its quality. We are very proud to have an outstanding Canadian sports icon as part of the Reebok family, and his signature collection, Reebok SC87representsour brand so well.

Key apparel items in the collection include the Reebok SC87 Delta Bonded Fleece FZ Hoody ($79.99), the Reebok SC87 Jacquard Short Sleeve Shirt ($44.99) with engineered armhole construction and Flatlock stitching, as well as the Reebok SC87 10” Knit Short ($39.99) with low pressure waistband with internal drawcord.

Reebok SC87 apparel


The Reebok SC87 line features two new footwear offerings in the Reebok SC87 ONE Trainer 1.0 ($109.99) and the Reebok SC87 ZigTech 3.0 ($119.99).

A lightweight trainer that delivers the essentials, Reebok SC87 ONE Trainer 1.0footwear comes equipped with a breathable upper, durable heel strike and a soft, cushioning sockliner that can accommodate orthotics. Its low-cut design means added mobility needed for the exercises Crosby performs in the gym to get stronger on the ice.

Reebok SC87 ONE Trainer 1.0

At 9.4 oz. (270 gr) Reebok SC87 ZigTech 3.0 footwear is the lightest, most responsive ZigTech shoe to date. It features a de-coupled heel for an impact-reducing natural shearing during heel strike and its Infinity Impact System midsole keeps Zig units located only where your foot strikes the ground. A strong and lightweight spring plate supports the foot from impact thru the gait cycle and an Active Lacing FitSleeve secures the foot directly over the midsole.

Reebok SC87 ZigTech 3.0

Revealed during this past weekend’s Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer tournamentbenefiting The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, the Reebok SC87 collection was launched alongside Sidney Crosby’s new Reebok TV commercial, which will air this fall. As part of the fundraising event, Reebok donated $35,000 to Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer tournament to help fund research for a cause close to so many Canadians.

Reebok's new commercial featuring Sidney Crosby for the SC87 Collection is available to watch at

The Reebok SC87 Collection is available at Sport Chek, Sports Experts and Reebok retail locations across the country, as well as at

Reebok is dedicated to empowering people to be fit for life. Reebok wants to inspire people to get moving and is passionate about helping people lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Hashtag: #ReebokSC87
Twitter: @ReebokCanada
Facebook: Reebok
YouTube: Reebok

This is a great way for athletes to train along with their favorite pro. These workouts are sport specific and apparently you can track your progress and share it with your friends. I personally think that this is a great idea and it is even mobile friendly. It is affordable if you can't afford a one on one personal trainer. Check it out gopro workouts below

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If this kid trains harder than you do you need to reassess what you are doing with your training and what your goals are.



World Pond Hockey

World Pond Hockey In My Home Town Plaster Rock NB Canada. I have only been once however good luck to all of the athletes competing!

NHL legend Wayne Gretzky signs baseballs for Canadian first baseman Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Monday's game against the Jays in Toronto.