Canadian Olympic hero Meghan Agosta and Vancouver Canucks legend Kirk McLean will headline a heavy hitting lineup of family fun as Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to North Vancouver next weekend (April 23-25).
The event, held in North Vancouver Shipyards District, will include a hockey festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday, followed by a Monday evening viewing party, hosted by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, featuring a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks.
Agosta, a three-time Olympic gold medallist who is now a police officer in Vancouver, and McLean will be on site signing autographs and meeting fans on Saturday and Sunday.
The family festival on Saturday and Sunday will also include:
• Rogers Larger than Life Hockey Exhibits, interactive augmented reality NHL experiences.
• The Team Rogers zone, where you can meet NHL alumni and sign up for a chance to receive $150 towards your child’s hockey league fees.
• Hyundai Drives Hockey, which will include a stickhandling challenge, as well as drills and instruction from coach Jeremy Rupke.
• The Desjardins Ball Hockey Rink, a family friendly outdoor hockey space allowing local minor hockey teams to show off their skills. On Sunday, teams will compete for the Desjardins Community Cup with the chance to win $3,000 to be donated to their favourite non-profit organization or charity.
• SN NOW Shooting Accuracy Games, including a race against the clock to snipe as many targets as possible before time runs out.
• The Hockey Circus Show, featuring acrobatics, juggling and one-of-a-kind stunts in three periods of fun.
• Sobeys Grocery Games, an interactive competition to win Sobeys gift cards. Fans will compete to pull items from a designated grocery list out of their grocery cart, in order to fill their basket in a set amount of time.
• The Playmobil Kids Zone, including a range of games and activities for young fans.
• The Vancouver Canucks booth, where you can test your hockey skills on an inflatable shooter, and enter to win a signed Canucks jersey and other prizes.
• Integra Tire & Auto Centres Tire Trap, giving participants a chance to defeat the neutral zone “trap” by completing a pass through a set of Pirelli Tires.
• Live local entertainment from the Tanner Olsen Band on Saturday and Kadooh on Sunday.
Tickets for the festival and viewing party are free, but each household needs to register to attend. Tickets and event details are available at Hometown Hockey online.