The Piper Creek Optimists present The Battle of Alberta Fundraiser for EKEC

The Hockey Alberta Foundation has teamed up with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer to present the Battle of Alberta Fundraiser, benefiting the Every Kid Every Community program.

The event runs on January 7 at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, in conjunction with the Edmonton Oilers (5 p.m.) and Calgary Flames (8 p.m.) on Hockey Night in Canada. Special guest Rob Kerr from the Fan 960 will be the night’s Master of Ceremonies.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with hourly prize draws, an early-bird draw at 6 p.m., and the grand prize draws at 9:30 p.m. Two grand prizes are available to be won:

  • Four club seats to the January 14 Edmonton Oilers game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place, a “backstage” arena tour of Rogers Place (both donated by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation), and a limo ride from Red Deer to Edmonton, and back.
  • Four club seats to the January 21 Calgary Flames game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome, dinner on the Club level of the Saddledome before the game, (both donated by the Calgary Flames Foundation), and a limo ride from Red Deer to Calgary, and back.

Tickets are $25 each, which includes snacks (courtesy of Bo’s), and entry into hourly draws. the early bird draw and both grand prize draws.

A WestJet raffle prize (two tickets for anywhere WestJet flies), a 50/50 draw, and silent auction items will also be available throughout the night. As the organizers of the event, the Piper Creek Optimist Club has generously allocated 100% of the proceeds to the Every Kid Every Community program, which will go specifically to help Central Alberta kids into the game of hockey.

Only 375 tickets are available, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please email

The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all of the generous sponsors of this event: the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, Bo’s Bar and Grill, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Calgary Flames Foundation, ATB Financial, WestJet, Calgary Hitmen, Red Deer Rebels, McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, Longball Inc, Your Wedding Place, Sheraton-Red Deer, Famoso Red Deer, RYDE RD, Troubled Monk Brewery, Situation Brewing, Village Brewery, Boiling Oar Brewing Company, Alley Kat, and Dandy Brewing Company.