CANMORE – Hockey fans across the province still have time to help celebrate the 2016 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Class.
The 2016 list of honoured inductees features: John Bucyk (long time Boston Bruin), Mike Rogers (retired NHL and WHA player, and former Calgary Flames broadcaster), Dr. George Kingston (internationally-renowned coach), Terry Ledingham (long-time Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada volunteer), and the 1965-66 champion Edmonton Oil Kings. As well, Larry Kwong, the first player of Asian descent to play in the NHL, will be recognized with the Founders Award.
A limited number of tickets are available for this special evening to honour some of the biggest names in hockey in Alberta. Tickets are $125 for an individual, and $800 for a table of eight.
The event will be held on Saturday, July 23 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm followed by the Induction ceremony, and a special hockey hot stove round table to conclude the evening.
In addition to recognizing the 2016 Induction Class, the Awards Gala serves as a key fundraiser for the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program. The EKEC program provides grants to support communities and individuals who may not have access or the ability to participate in the game of hockey.
To purchase individual tickets, or a table of eight, for the Awards Gala, go to the Awards Gala Ticket page. Information on accommodations can also be found at this link.
As well, sponsorship opportunities are available for companies, groups or individuals to become a TEAMMATE in the Every Kid Every Community Donor Club through the donation of items or services for live and silent auctions ongoing throughout the Awards Gala evening. In return for supporting the Awards Gala as an EKEC Donor Club TEAMMATE, donors will receive exposure to a diverse audience of approximately 400 guests at our events, acknowledgement in the event program, signage at silent auction tables, recognition in a PowerPoint presentation during the event, and recognition on the Hockey Alberta Foundation website
The 2016 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala is presented by the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Hockey Alberta, and ATB Investor Services. For more information on the event, purchasing tickets, or becoming a Teammate in the EKEC Donor Club, contact the Hockey Alberta Foundation: