The Chamber is proud to support the work of the Victoria Hockey Legacy Society, organizers of the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada celebration happening Jan. 17-20.
Family-friendly celebrations will take place in Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour, including hockey clinics put on by BC Hockey on an outdoor skating rink, and a festival at Ship Point.
“This is a region that loves hockey, and this event gives us a chance to showcase our deep connection to the sport while showing off our spectacular hometown,” VHLS Chair John Wilson said. “We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional truly spectacular territory of Lekwungen speaking peoples — the Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation — and let all Canadians know that Victoria is a welcoming place to visit any time of year.”
The Victoria Hockey Legacy Society has also partnered with Sportsnet, Scotiabank, Province of British Columbia, Destination Greater Victoria, City of Victoria, Bayview, Helen Edwards Consulting, Fairmont Empress, Chard Development, Jones Marine Group Ltd., Victoria Hyundai and many others to bring this four-day event to Vancouver Island.
Highlights include an NHL Alumni Game, opportunities to see the Stanley Cup and more, culminating with a full day of NHL broadcasts hosted from the Inner Harbour by Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean.
BC Hockey, local minor hockey and ball hockey associations as well as the WHL Victoria Royals all play an important role in the celebration. One of the legacies of the event will be a state-of-the-art artificial rink by CAN-ICE that will be usable by skaters for years to come. Proceeds from the event benefit the Courtnall Society for Mental Health.