RED DEER - The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to once again partner with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer for the third straight year to present the Battle of Alberta Fundraiser, benefiting the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) program. In two years, the Battle of Alberta event has raised over $40,000 for EKEC, as well as $8,000 for additional youth programs in Central Alberta.
The event runs on Saturday, January 5 at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, in conjunction with the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks (4:30 p.m.) and Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings (8:00 p.m.) on Hockey Night in Canada. The gold medal game of the World Junior Championship (6:00 p.m.) is also set for January 5. 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 NHL alumni Curtis Glencross, Jamie Macoun, Brian McGrattan and Colin Patterson.
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 19 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 April 6 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 400 tickets are available, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please email [email protected].
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 Wealth, Black Crown Garage, WestJet, the Molson Coors Brewing Company, Your Wedding Place and the FrÃ¨re Realty Team.