Hometown Hockey is Coming to Halton Hills Soon
If there’s one thing Canadians are known for, it’s their dedication to hockey.
And fortunately for hockey fans, a beloved celebration is coming to Halton Hills—and soon.
Sportsnet announced on Tuesday (Sept. 10) that Halton Hills has been picked as one of 25 communities across Canada to host the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour this hockey season.
Now in its sixth season, the touring hockey festival visits a different Canadian city or town each weekend between October and April.
“It’s exciting and we are proud,” said Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette in a news release. “We are Canada’s most patriotic town with a long hockey history that includes recognition as the home of the little NHL!”
The free family-friendly hockey celebration features two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages.
Running from Saturday, Oct. 5 through to Sunday, Oct. 6 evening, the festival will culminate with an outdoor viewing party of a national NHL game broadcast hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet.
For the public viewing of the New York Islanders versus Winnipeg Jets broadcast (which will take place Oct. 6), attendees are encouraged to wear their jerseys and celebrate the town.
All events will take place at the Mold-Masters SportsPlex at 221 Guelph Street. Complete details of the tour stop will be available on the town’s website and social channels.
“Rogers Hometown Hockey gives us the opportunity to celebrate two things we love, hockey and community,” said Bonnette “Hockey has deep roots in Halton Hills. We have a respect and a love for the sport and it unites our community through a common language using sticks and skates.”
Rogers says the tour will travel 23,907 km over 25 weeks - the equivalent of crossing Canada from east to west more than four times.
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