Frequently Asked Questions

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer “Road Hockey” Update – Addressing the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

At The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, our fundraising events are crucial to funding world-leading cancer research and care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We are as committed as ever to ensuring safe, healthy and inspiring events in the years ahead.

As we plan for this year’s Road Hockey event, we know there are uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions. We are closely following the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and our University Health Network (UHN) guidelines.

As such, anyone participating in the October 30th live event in any capacity (participant, volunteer, contractor, celebrity, etc.) will need to be fully vaccinated to gain entry to the event site. Note: to be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received a second dose 14 days prior to the event on October 30th (second dose must be administered prior to October 16th).

We of course want to also ensure you show up healthy on game day. That is why all participants will still be required to go through the standard COVID screening on-site. Once permitted, participants will receive an event wristband indicating they have access to everything on site.

As things evolve, we may need to modify some aspects of Road Hockey for the safety of all our participants, volunteers and supporters. We kindly ask for your patience as we determine the form those modifications (if any) may take.

One thing that will not change is our commitment to Conquering Cancer in our Lifetime and as always, we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.


What are you doing to ensure participant health and safety at the event?

We’ve considered all health and safety protocols to ensure that all participants can play safely. This includes COVID pre-screening, social distancing, sanitization stations, as well as enforcing masks where necessary.


We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels should there be any impact to Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer due to COVID-19.  We appreciate your patience and continued support.



There is a team minimum of $10,000, so if some members of the team had more success than others, as long as your team reaches at least $10,000 in funds raised, each player will be able to participate on October 30th. If your team didn’t raise at least that amount by October 30th, players can make up the difference by making a self-donation for the remaining amount on Game Day. make up the difference by self-pledging to reach the minimum, and then continue fundraising until December 31, 2021. All funds raised go towards cancer research at The Princess Margaret. 

Alternatively, if the team has fallen short of its minimum, there is always the opportunity for a delayed fundraising plan (also know as a delayed self-pledge), which allows captains to use their personal credit card to guarantee reaching the minimum, then continue fundraising for a period of 60 days following the event to cover this shortfall.