(HALIFAX, N.S.) The Dalhousie Tigers men's hockey team hosts the Université de Moncton Aigle Bleus tonight in a special Bell Let's Talk Day game at the Halifax Forum at 7 p.m. Bell Let's Talk ambassador and professional golfer Andrew Jensen will perform the ceremonial puck drop.
With just one AUS playoff spot left up for grabs, the Tigers have an opportunity to reach the AUS post-season for the first time since 2011.
The Aigles Bleus must win in regulation tonight to keep their playoff dreams alive. A Dalhousie victory or overtime is all the Tigers need to clinch.
Tonight's game will be broadcast live on Bell Aliant's Fibe TV1 community channel (channel 1 for Bell Aliant subscribers) and available via webcast through AUStv.ca.
The AUS conference partnership with Bell Let's Talk began in 2016. In 2017, the partnership expanded to involve the OUA, RSEQ and Canada West conferences.
This year, Bell Let's Talk announced the expansion of its national university mental health campaign to 128 campuses nationwide, representing a student population of more than a million.
Moving into the broader campus community, the campaign builds on the success of 2017's university initiative when more than 20,000 student-athletes from 53 universities led the campus mental health conversation at more than 100 university sports events leading up to Bell Let's Talk Day.
"The student-athlete initiative clearly showed that mental health is a priority for students on Canadian campuses. This year, we're building on that momentum as we expand the conversation to 128 universities and colleges throughout the country," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk. "On January 31, we encourage all students around the country to join in, share their own stories and help fight the stigma around mental illness."
Today, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on January 31, at no extra cost to participants:
- Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Bell MTS customers
- Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let's Talk Day video view
- Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let's Talk frame
- Instagram: Every Bell Let's Talk Day video view
- Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let's Talk filter and video view
Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 set all new records with 131,705,010 messages, growing Bell's funding for Canadian mental health by $6,585,250.50. #BellLetsTalk was Canada's top hashtag in 2017, and is now the most used Twitter hashtag ever in Canada.
With approximately 729,065,654 interactions by Canadians over the last 7 Bell Let's Talk Days, Bell's total commitment to mental health, including an original $50-million anchor donation in 2010, has risen to $86,504,429.05. Bell expects its donation commitment to reach at least $100 million in 2020.
To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.