Hockey hero helps SickKids score newly renovated rehab space

Former Leafs star to attend official opening of ‘Friends of Tie Domi Rehabilitation Clinic’

Toronto, ON – Help us celebrate the official grand opening of the newly renovated ‘Friends of Tie Domi Rehabilitation Clinic’ at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) on Tuesday, May 26. The new space, which handles more than 35,000 patient visits each year, offers a bright and refreshing change to a clinic that has not been updated since it originally opened in the 1950s.

Spearheaded by Toronto businessman Leonard Latchman and his wife Lori, a group of Domi’s friends rallied together to raise $1 million for the renovations and Domi-inspired décor. The Gluckstein Design team graciously donated their time and expertise to design and complete the renovations. The result is a bright new environment for patients who suffer from some of the most complex, acute rehabilitation needs.

Join us for a tour of the space filled with Domi and Toronto Maple Leafs memorabilia. Leafs mascot Carlton the Bear will be on-site to join in the fun. Aligned with Domi’s love for ‘play’ and his connection to the hospital, attendees will be spectators to a game of floor hockey played by Domi and SickKids patients who use the Rehabilitation Clinic as part of their treatment at the hospital.

Tie Domi, former Toronto Maple Leafs star
Patient Ambassadors, SickKids patients who use the facility regularly
Brian Gluckstein, Gluckstein Design
Leonard & Lori Latchman, lead donors
Irene Ushycky, Director, Rehabilitation Services & Communication Disorders, SickKids

Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
10:15 a.m. Formal remarks
10:35 a.m. Interviews and photo opportunities (including a hockey game)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Friends of Tie Domi Rehabilitation Clinic

Check in at Information Desk in the Atrium at Elizabeth Street entrance

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Chiovitti
Public Affairs, SickKids Foundation
p: 416.813.8292
c: 416.553.4198