Hometown Hockey comes to Red Deer next weekend

Red Deer will host Rogers Hometown Hockey next weekend.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which will feature opportunities to meet NHL alumni, live entertainment and the live Sportsnet NHL broadcast.

The two-day festival goes from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza. The event will continue Dec. 1 from noon to 8 p.m., with the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rogers Hometown Hockey to Red Deer for the second time,” said Mayor Tara Veer.

“Events like this are an opportunity for us to build community life through celebration with our friends, family and neighbours, and to celebrate our shared passion for hockey and sport.”

The Sunday broadcast, which will feature Melody Davidson, head coach of the gold-medal winning 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Canadian women’s teams, and former NHLers Shane Doan and Glen Wesley, begins at 4:30 p.m. and will lead into a televised showdown between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins.

There will be plenty to do throughout the festival, including playing a shooting accuracy game, grabbing a free slice of pizza and watching live music.

Ted Rogers Community Grants will be awarded to local education programs at the event. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District has been awarded $10,000 to help provide safe, supportive places for children and youths.

The city will host a free community skate this Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Collicutt Centre to kick off the celebrations.

For more information on the upcoming event, including volunteer opportunities, visit www.reddeer.ca/hometownhockey.


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