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Black Ice: looking at hockey’s history — and future

How DHL is supporting Wayne Simmonds and UNINTERRUPTED Canada this Black History Month on the Feb 3rd Crave premiere of Black Ice, a new documentary film that delivers inspiration, on and off the ice, for black Canadian hockey players.

Hockey is for everyone

As we deliver packages to and from Canada — from communities across the country to countries around the world — we get to know what makes those communities tick. In Canada, that’s hockey. And what’s not to love about the country’s favourite sport? It embodies the power of teamwork at at an express pace. Two of the same things that drive DHL to be the best delivery company in the world. But you can’t be the best without embracing inclusion.  At DHL, we place the utmost value on diversity and inclusion at all levels, and believe that every team is better when everyone is welcome on it. That’s why we’re so excited support Black Ice, an inspiring documentary that explores diversity and inclusion in hockey — from the barriers that needed to be broken to the challenges that still exist today.

Led by UNINTERRUPTED Canada, and directed by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Hubert Davis (Giants of Africa, and the Oscar®-nominated, Hardwood), Black Ice makes its streaming premiere on Crave this Feb 3rd for Black History Month.

Delivering our part

Celebrating the contributions and examining the challenges of black hockey players — from the untold stories of The Coloured Hockey League through to today’s NHL® — Black Ice puts the much-deserved spotlight on these amazing athletes and their collective aspirations to change the culture of the sport they love.

To lend an assist and help promote the film, DHL partnered with UNINTERRUPTED Canada on their recurring series Heart of Surprise, where we teamed up with Wayne Simmonds of the Toronto Maple Leafs to help deliver new hockey gear to young BIPOC hockey players.

With UNINTERRUPTED Canada, Wayne Simmonds, and many others, we are proud to stand with those who are committed to inclusion, breaking down barriers, and empowering a whole new generation to know they’re welcome, not just in the rink or on the ice, but everywhere their dreams take them. For everything they’ve done to support the BIPOC community, black athletes, and to make the game of hockey better and more inclusive, we want to thank and congratulate Hubert Davis, UNINTERRUPTED Canada, Wayne Simmonds, and the entire team behind the documentary and the Heart of Surprise series on the inspiration accomplishment that is Black Ice.

Stream Black Ice, the ground- (and ice-) breaking documentary on Crave, this Feb 3rd.

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