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Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour coming to Fort McMurray

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 at 6:50 am MST

PHOTO. Supplied. RMWB.

Fort McMurray has been announced as one of the 25 stops for the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour.

This marks the second time the tour has stopped in our region, the first being November 2014.

Canada’s ultimate fan experience, presented by Scotiabank and Hyundai, includes live entertainment, NHL alumni, games and giveaways.

Mayor Don Scott said in a statement that the municipality is excited to welcome the tour.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our communities and spirit while offering residents a weekend of unforgettable experiences and festivities.”

The event runs Nov. 23 & 24 at MacDonald Island Park, with the outdoor viewing party on Nov. 24.

We’ll be watching the Edmonton Oilers take on the Arizona Coyotes, while Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone host live from our region.

Hockey hotbed

Based at MacDonald Island, The weekend-long event features several hockey-themed activities, performance, kids zone, and prizes.

The Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink and Barbeque also gives residents an opportunity to enjoy an outdoor game and some delicious food.

Keep an eye out for NHL alumni mingling with the crowd.

Get an autograph from six-time Stanley Cup champion, Glenn Anderson, and local product and NHL star Chris Phillips.

The fun doesn’t stop with just the hockey as Hometown Hockey showcases music and live entertainment.

Acrobat Steve Goodtime mixes hockey with acrobatic stunts, juggling, musical acts, and fire.

Finally, take in musical performances by Shantelle Davidson on Saturday, and then The Borderpines on Sunday to round out the event.