Friday April 25th – Sunday April 27th. It’s the Play on! Hockey Tournament, which is put on by Hockey Night in Canada. The tournament will start here in Victoria and move its way across Canada. Play on! is very excited to be having the event at Ogden Point this year and if all goes well they would like to have the event here annually.
Along with the 12 hockey rinks, there will be vendors selling food and crafts. They are expecting 5000 spectators over the weekend.
The event is all inclusive, and aims to “preserve, promote, and celebrate hockey as an iconic piece of Canadian culture.” They also believe that “sport participation is capable of instilling critical aspects of positive youth development by fostering values such as sportspersonship, respect, and embracing challenges.”
As a national program Hockey Night in Canada’s Play on! has donated over half a million dollars in value to national charities over its program life. In addition to this, at the local event level each tournament will feature a corporate division in which 50% of the proceeds will go directly to the local charity. This year’s charity is still being sources, last year it was KidSport Victoria.
The event will take place in the employee parking lot, and the Robbins lot will be used for event parking. At Ogden Point.
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