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Vees fight cancer in October

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October 14, 2016 - 3:16 PM

The Penticton Vees Jr. A Hockey Club, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, is pleased to announce, “Vees Fight Cancer Night” on Wednesday, October 26th against the Surrey Eagles at the SOEC.

It’s the Vees’ second “Wicked Wednesday,” of the season presented by BCAA, as tickets for the game are just $5 for adults and seniors; students and children (18 and under) are FREE courtesy of Peter Bros. Construction. Beverage discounts are back again on “Wicked Wednesdays!” Draft beer is only $3.75 and fountain pop is just $2.50.

Longtime Vees fan, Jon Race, will be cutting his signature long locks at centre ice and donating his hair through the Canadian Cancer Society to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. That program makes wigs and donates them back into the community for those fighting cancer.

Jon says this has been in the works for quite some time, “I’ve been growing my hair for almost seven years and it’s got to a length now where I could do something good with it. Cancer touches everyone in this day and age and I’m happy I can help out in my own way.”

First Choice Haircutters Penticton will be donating haircutting services.  Fans can meet Jon on the concourse prior to the game and make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Fans that make a donation will be entered into a draw to win a Vees jersey signed by the 2015-16 team, including first round NHL draft picks, Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro.

Furthermore, Vees fans are being challenged to help raise $1,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. If that total is met, Vees’ broadcaster Fraser Rodgers, RCMP Corporal Don Wrigglesworth and Fire Chief Larry Watkinson will all shave their heads during the game! Fans can donate on the team’s fundraising page at and search “VeesFightCancer.”

The Vees are also sporting pink breast cancer awareness ribbons on the back of their helmets for the month of October.
It’s also the Vees’ annual “Trick-or-Suite” night at the SOEC. Children (12 and under) accompanied by a parent, will have the opportunity to “Trick-or-Treat” on suite level in the first intermission. We want to see your best Halloween costumes!

Fans can get their tickets in advance at the Valley First box office at the SOEC. Box office hours are 10 am- 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

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