May 23, 2024

The nationwide main junior hockey championship tourney begins Could 26 in Kamloops

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The Kamloops Blazers, in partnership with the 2023 Memorial Cup host organizing committee, have introduced particulars of a collection of sponsored occasions set to happen through the 2023 Memorial Cup event.

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The tourney, introduced by Kia, will happen at Sandman Centre in late Could and early June.

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Gathering at Kelson Corridor for the announcement, 2023 Memorial Cup committee chair Yves Lacasse stated the committee seeks to convey the identical stage of city-wide enthusiasm to town as was skilled in Vancouver through the 2010 Olympic Winter Video games.

2023 Memorial Cup host organizing committee chair Yves Lacasse.
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Western Canada Theatre creative director James MacDonald joined the 60-minute presentation of Memorial Cup sponsors, interviewing these concerned.

Here’s a take a look at what to anticipate through the 10-day occasion, which runs from Could 25 (the day earlier than the primary recreation) and June 3:


Introduced by Kia on the Tk’emlúps the Secwépemc Powwow Arbour, the occasion will function a welcome and prayer by Tk’emlúps, together with opening remarks and introductions of the host Kamloops Blazers and the three different groups. The ceremony will even embody the revealing of the Blazers’ theme jersey for the event’s opening evening. It’s free for all to attend.

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Serving because the official leisure venue for the 10-day occasion, the Molson Canadian Hockey Home will function a central vacation spot for live shows, viewing events and management collection occasions. It is going to be positioned within the decrease car parking zone of Sandman Centre. Headlining the live performance collection on June 1 is a efficiency from Gord Bamford. Different musical skills scheduled for Could 25 and June 3 might be introduced quickly, together with ticket info. On recreation days, Molson Canadian Hockey Home will supply a group viewing alternative for followers and not using a recreation ticket wishing to expertise the vitality of the Memorial Cup.


The Blazing Trails Management Sequence, introduced by Tk’emlúps, will see achieved Olympians, together with Scott Niedermayer, Manon Rheaume, Jerome Iginla and Philip Poulin, take the stage. The athletes will share their private tales for followers on June 2 throughout a luncheon at Thompson Rivers College. Clara Hughes will even be featured as a part of the Management Sequence on Could 31. The occasion is free to attend.

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Introduced by Switchback Creek Improvement at Solar Peaks, this occasion is a Memorial Cup staple for followers and group members alike. Visitors will have the ability to go to the Hockey Corridor of Fame exhibit and have their picture taken with trophies, watch video and take part hockey-related actions. Positioned in Kelson Corridor at 330 St. Paul St., the occasion is free and open to the general public.


Thompson Rivers College is presenting numerous choices over the course of the festivities, which embody:

• elimination of single-use water bottles and packaging within the Molson Canadian Hockey Home;

• electrical and hybrid autos as a part of the transportation fleet, supplied by Kia Canada.

As well as, the Metropolis of Kamloops will present free public transit for ticket holders all through the event.

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• Could 27 is Locals Day, introduced by the Metropolis of Kamloops and celebrating all the things Kamloops;

• Could 28 is Youth Day, introduced by Mortco and that includes a ball hockey event for youth;

• Could 29 is Dad and mom Day, celebrating assist from participant dad and mom and households;

• Could 30 is CH-All Day, introduced by Canruss Medical and Security Companies, a day of celebration and schooling on range, fairness and inclusion;

• Could 31 is Indigenous Day, targeted on the method of fact and reconciliation;

• June 1 is Western Day, introduced by Kubota, celebrating all the things concerning the West Coast;

• June 2 is Eco-Day, introduced by Thompson Rivers College, supporting the imaginative and prescient of preserving the environmental footprint as little as potential;

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• June 3 is Ladies’s Day, introduced by KIA Kamloops, a celebration targeted on accomplishments by girls all through the Kamloops space and broader hockey group.


Simpcw Sources Group, ATS Visitors, MNP, R James-Western Freightliner, Excessive Excavating, Atypique, Grant Thornton, Kelson Group. As well as, 30 companies have stepped up and supported the tourney by the acquisition of Coming Collectively Accomplice packages.


Restricted ticket packages and sponsorship packages are nonetheless out there. For ticket packages, contact the Sandman Heart field workplace at 250-828-33339 or on-line at

For sponsorship alternatives, contact Jim Chopper or Stacy Eager on the Kamloops Blazers’ workplace at 250-828-1144.

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