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Kelowna Rockets release winning video showcasing city in lieu of Memorial Cup cancellation

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May 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

May 21 would have marketed the opening of the 2020 Memorial Cup in Kelowna.

In celebration of the day, the Kelowna Rockets have released their video which allowed the city to be successful in winning the bid for the cup. The Memorial Cup was postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"In the hope of providing good feeling and inspiration, we are releasing this video publicly for the very first time. This video was prepared in 10 days with the assistance of SW Audio and was built upon the theme of 'Welcome to our Community.' This video showcases all 22 Western Hockey League team jerseys as an indication that we wanted to welcome the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL to our beautiful city of Kelowna for 10 days of celebration," according to the Rockets website.

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Wendy Falkowski, who was chair of our opening parade ceremonies also shared her thoughts on how the day would have unfolded.

"It is the day of the Memorial Cup arrival parade. Water Street is lined with hundreds of people, including Minor Hockey League players each wearing their team jersey – hockey sticks in hand waiting to salute the ‘Memorial Cup,’" she said on the website. "The parade participants are lined up in the City Park marshalling the area, ready to go. Finally, they hear the command, “Wagons Ho!'"

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"Although this was ‘what should have been.’ I want to thank each of you for all the work you did prior to the cancellation. I hope we will get the opportunity to work together again someday soon," she said on the website.

Watch the video for yourself here.

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