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

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to once again partner with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer to present the Battle of Alberta Fundraiser, benefiting the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) program. Last year’s inaugural Battle of Alberta event raised $20,000 for EKEC.

The event runs on Saturday, January 6 at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, in conjunction with the Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m.) and Calgary Flames (8 p.m.) on Hockey Night in Canada. Red Deer Rebels game-day host, Troy Gillard, will be the night’s Master of Ceremonies.

The night will also feature a Hockey Hot Stove with Rob Brown, Curtis Glencross, and additional NHL alumni (to be confirmed).

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 tickets to the January 25 Edmonton Oilers game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place, and a limo ride from Red Deer to Edmonton, and back.
  • Four tickets to the March 31 Calgary Flames game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome, and a limo ride from Red Deer to Calgary, and back.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes snacks (courtesy of Bo’s), one beverage, and entry into the hourly draws, early bird draw and both grand prize draws.

A WestJet raffle prize (two tickets for anywhere WestJet flies, sold for $20 each), 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 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, ATB Investor Services, McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd., WestJet, the Molson Coors Brewing Company, Your Wedding Place and the FrèreRealty Team.

Another thank you goes out to the silent auction and door prize sponsors: Longball Inc, Stewart Creek Golf Club, Ryde RD, YogaNation, Troubled Monk Brewery, Famoso Red Deer, Red Deer Rebels, Calgary Hitmen, Heritage Lanes, Hansen Distillery, Cold Garden Beverage Company, Wild Rose Brewery, Tool Shed Brewing Company, Annex Ale Project, Last Best Brewing and Distilling, Coulee Brew Co, Stone Heart Distillery, Alley Kat Brewing Co, and Folding Mountain Brewing.