June 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM
LUMBY - More details are being released about the much anticipated Hockeyville week in Lumby this fall.
While the exact location of the Oct. 2 NHL pre-season game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings has yet to be determined, a host of other events are taking shape leading up to the big day.
Organizer Angie Clowry says Hockeyville week will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 25 with a colour run.
“The idea is to have colours of blue and orange for Kraft and green and gold for Lumby’s colours,” Clowry says.
The Prescription For Health Colour Walk, Roll or Run is $20 to enter, with proceeds going to Lumby and District Health Services.
“We’ve also secured with our Kraft Hockeyville partners that we will have NHL alumni in Lumby skating at the Pat Duke arena Saturday, Oct. 1 doing a coaching clinic with Lumby Minor Hockey,” Clowry says.
The clinic will be open to spectators, and the event will feature a local Lumby flavour.
“What we’re doing to draw people in is tentatively starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, we are going to try to make the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest potluck ever,” Clowry says, adding the record is 1,275.
With location details for the NHL pre-season game expected in the next few weeks, Clowry is releasing preliminary information about tickets. They will be free and handed out via a lottery.
You can start getting in the spirit with a variety of Kraft Hockeyville Lumby memorabilia available at the Lumby Municipal Office on Tuesday, June 14.
Stay tuned as more events are announced for Hockeyville week.
“I think the whole entire Okanagan is going to want to take part in these events,” Clowry says.
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