Hometown Hockey event - Downtown Oakville December 2017
Date: May 31, 2017
Dear BIA members,
Happy to share some great news with you! The Rogers Hometown Hockey event will be coming to Downtown Oakville in December 2017.
The Town issued this press release yesterday:
Oakville hockey fans of all ages will have a chance to showcase their love of the game when the Rogers Hometown Hockey celebration comes to town this winter.
Town Council authorized staff to sign a letter of agreement with the Hometown Hockey event organizers that will see the outdoor festival visit Downtown Oakville during a weekend in December. The date will be confirmed once the NHL schedule is released in June.
Rogers Hometown Hockey is a two-day festival that celebrates Canada’s passion for hockey with a weekend of free outdoor activities. The festival will feature games, interactive experiences, and live entertainment for the whole family culminating with an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio with Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone.
“This event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate hockey in Oakville, attract thousands of people downtown during the Christmas shopping season, and showcase our town to a national audience,” said Mayor Rob Burton.
Council also approved $96,000 in funding to cover costs associated with hosting the event such as marketing, parking, police, site security and a transit shuttle service.
Staff is working with the Hometown Hockey production team to confirm which area in downtown Oakville is most suitable for the event site. The event dates and location will be announced later this summer.
The BIA Board of Directors is in full support of this popular Canadian hockey event as it will bring the Oakville community together, drive significant foot traffic and will have national media coverage during the important holiday sales season.
BIA staff will be involved with the Town as this event is planned. We will let you know dates and more information as soon as it's available.
If you'd like to learn more about Hometown Hockey please visit http://www.hometownhockey.com/
Let me know if you have any questions, Susan.
Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area
146 Lakeshore Road East (2nd Floor - West Office)