Kamloops prepares for nationwide junior hockey's Memorial Cup

The nationwide main junior hockey championship tourney begins Might 26 in Kamloops

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The Kamloops Blazers, in partnership with the 2023 Memorial Cup host organizing committee, have introduced particulars of a sequence of sponsored occasions set to happen throughout the 2023 Memorial Cup event.

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The tourney, introduced by Kia, will happen at Sandman Centre in late Might and early June.

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Gathering at Kelson Corridor for the announcement, 2023 Memorial Cup committee chair Yves Lacasse mentioned the committee seeks to deliver the identical stage of city-wide enthusiasm to town as was skilled in Vancouver throughout the 2010 Olympic Winter Video games.

2023 Memorial Cup host organizing committee chair Yves Lacasse.
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Western Canada Theatre inventive director James MacDonald joined the 60-minute presentation of Memorial Cup sponsors, interviewing these concerned.

Here’s a have a look at what to anticipate throughout the 10-day occasion, which runs from Might 25 (the day earlier than the primary recreation) and June 3:


Offered by Kia on the Tk’emlúps the Secwépemc Powwow Arbour, the occasion will characteristic a welcome and prayer by Tk’emlúps, together with opening remarks and introductions of the host Kamloops Blazers and the three different groups. The ceremony may even embrace the revealing of the Blazers’ theme jersey for the event’s opening evening. It’s free for all to attend.

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Serving because the official leisure venue for the 10-day occasion, the Molson Canadian Hockey Home will function a central vacation spot for concert events, viewing events and management sequence occasions. Will probably be situated within the decrease parking zone of Sandman Centre. Headlining the live performance sequence on June 1 is a efficiency from Gord Bamford. Different musical skills scheduled for Might 25 and June 3 can be introduced quickly, together with ticket info. On recreation days, Molson Canadian Hockey Home will provide a neighborhood viewing alternative for followers with no recreation ticket wishing to expertise the vitality of the Memorial Cup.


The Blazing Trails Management Collection, introduced by Tk’emlúps, will see completed Olympians, together with Scott Niedermayer, Manon Rheaume, Jerome Iginla and Philip Poulin, take the stage. The athletes will share their private tales for followers on June 2 throughout a luncheon at Thompson Rivers College. Clara Hughes may even be featured as a part of the Management Collection on Might 31. The occasion is free to attend.

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Offered by Switchback Creek Improvement at Solar Peaks, this occasion is a Memorial Cup staple for followers and neighborhood members alike. Company will have the ability to go to the Hockey Corridor of Fame exhibit and have their picture taken with trophies, watch video and take part hockey-related actions. Situated in Kelson Corridor at 330 St. Paul St., the occasion is free and open to the general public.


Thompson Rivers College is presenting varied choices over the course of the festivities, which embrace:

• elimination of single-use water bottles and packaging within the Molson Canadian Hockey Home;

• electrical and hybrid autos as a part of the transportation fleet, offered by Kia Canada.

As well as, the Metropolis of Kamloops will present free public transit for ticket holders all through the event.

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• Might 27 is Locals Day, introduced by the Metropolis of Kamloops and celebrating all the things Kamloops;

• Might 28 is Youth Day, introduced by Mortco and that includes a ball hockey event for youth;

• Might 29 is Dad and mom Day, celebrating help from participant dad and mom and households;

• Might 30 is CH-All Day, introduced by Canruss Medical and Security Companies, a day of celebration and schooling on range, fairness and inclusion;

• Might 31 is Indigenous Day, targeted on the method of reality and reconciliation;

• June 1 is Western Day, introduced by Kubota, celebrating all the things in regards to the West Coast;

• June 2 is Eco-Day, introduced by Thompson Rivers College, supporting the imaginative and prescient of protecting the environmental footprint as little as attainable;

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• June 3 is Ladies’s Day, introduced by KIA Kamloops, a celebration targeted on accomplishments by ladies all through the Kamloops space and broader hockey neighborhood.


Simpcw Assets Group, ATS Visitors, MNP, R James-Western Freightliner, Excessive Excavating, Atypique, Grant Thornton, Kelson Group. As well as, 30 companies have stepped up and supported the tourney by way of the acquisition of Coming Collectively Associate packages.


Restricted ticket packages and sponsorship packages are nonetheless obtainable. For ticket packages, contact the Sandman Heart field workplace at 250-828-33339 or on-line at ticketmaster.ca.

For sponsorship alternatives, contact Jim Chopper or Stacy Eager on the Kamloops Blazers’ workplace at 250-828-1144.

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Originally posted 2023-03-02 21:08:50.