Distributed September 8, 2016 7:00 AM
Nanaimo chosen for Rogers Hometown Hockey tour
The City of Nanaimo has been chosen as a stop on the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey tour, a coast-to-coast festival celebrating the shared passion for hockey that unites fans and families across Canada.
Now in its third year, the Hometown Hockey event will pull into Nanaimo on February 26, 2017. Each of the 24 communities visited are highlighted on the Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcasts and hosted live on site by Canadian sport broadcaster icon, Ron MacLean, and headlined by an NHL game broadcast every Sunday on Sportsnet.
Preparations for the February event are now underway with major community festivities involving skating and music being planned for Maffeo Sutton Park. For more information leading up to the event, residents are encouraged to watch and listen for advertisements, following the City on Twitter @cityofnanaimo or visit our website - www.nanaimo.ca
Strategic Link: Recreation, Culture, Sports, and Tourism - this priority supports a healthy, active, thriving community for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.
- The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour – Canada’s ultimate hockey festival – is ready to hit the road, stopping in 24 Canadian communities throughout the 2016-17 NHL season.
- The City of Nanaimo is the 18th stop on the tour.
- Over the last two NHL seasons, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour has visited 49 communities across Canada, travelling 56,000 km while welcoming 400,000 visitors to the festival.