Children were able to play street hockey during Rogers Hometown Hockey in downtown Lacombe Saturday afternoon. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Red Deer to be part of Hometown Hockey Tour

Event comes to town on Dec. 1

Red Deer will get a unique chance to celebrate the great game of hockey this winter.

Tuesday, Rogers announced that the Hometown Hockey Tour festival will make on a stop in Red Deer on December 1. It will be one four stops in Alberta and all in all, there will be 25 visits to different cities across Canada.

“On behalf of Red Deer City Council and the City of Red Deer, we are honoured for Red Deer to be selected as an official stop on the 2019/2020 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour,” Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer said in a press release.

“Like many communities across Alberta, we are facing economic and safety challenges, but this is an opportunity for us to come together to build community life through celebration with our friends, family and neighbours, and to build on the momentum we have as a sport tourism destination.”

The first stop on the tour is in Halton Hills, Ont., on Oct. 6.

According to the tour website, the festival will feature a full weekend of live entertainment, NHL alumni, and hockey-themed activities, as well as with a live outdoor viewing party of an NHL broadcast.

More to come.

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