RED DEER - The fourth annual Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer’s Battle of Alberta fundraiser was a major success, bringing in $22,000 for the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program, as well as other youth initiatives in Central Alberta.
The event was held in January at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, with Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames fans gathering for a night of hockey, stories, and a chance to win tickets to see the Battle of Alberta in Calgary on January 11, and in Edmonton on January 29.
The night was hosted by local comedian Zach Landry. Former Calgary Flame and 2020 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Jamie Macoun, and former Edmonton Oiler Dave Hunter served as the night’s entertainment with a special hockey hot stove.
From left: Zach Landry, Dave Hunter, Jamie Macoun
“It never ceases to amaze us just how much support we receive for this event,” said Tim Leer, Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. “We’re always fortunate to partner with a group like the Piper Creek Optimist Club to raise funds and awareness for Every Kid Every Community. Our goal as a foundation is to ensure every kid in Alberta has a chance to play hockey, and the Battle of Alberta fundraiser gets us one step closer to achieving that goal every year.”
The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all of the major 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, WestJet, the Molson Coors Brewing Company, MNP, Viking Projects Ltd, Vada Capital, Century 21 - Gavin Heintz, and Arrow Limousine.