The City of North Vancouver has been selected to be a Host Community welcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey next spring when the popular national event makes its way to BC.
Drawn to the City’s waterfront, scenery, location and community spirit, organizers of Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival have committed to bringing the event to the City of North Vancouver during its cross country 2020 season.
“The City is delighted to host Rogers Hometown Hockey, and proud that we’ve been selected as an ideal community for this celebration of community spirit,” says Mayor Linda Buchanan. “This summer we celebrated the grand opening of Shipyard Commons at our waterfront, and this winter we unveil our outdoor waterfront skating rink. The opportunity to showcase our waterfront, home town spirit, hockey fever and our special community to the rest of the country is very exciting.”
Rogers Hometown Hockey’s Canadian celebration of hockey and community visits 25 cities across the country every year and the City of North Vancouver will be the 23rd stop on their 2020 tour.
On March 14 and 15, the City will partner with Rogers Hometown Hockey to host a family-friendly hockey celebration at The Shipyards featuring a weekend of live entertainment, NHL alumni appearances and hockey-themed activities. The highlight of the festival will be an outdoor viewing party of a live national NHL broadcast at The Shipyards.
Rogers Hometown Hockey hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be in town hosting a live televised broadcast on Sportsnet from the waterfront. The programming will also feature profiles of the City, hockey enthusiasts and residents, all from the spectacular waterfront location at the City’s Shipyards.
The City will share more information over the next few months as the details regarding the festival and celebrations are organized. Visit cnv.org/rogershometownhockey