Events in Oakville

Hometown Hockey

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Downtown Oakville

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is making a stop in Oakville for a two-day outdoor hockey festival celebrating hockey and Oakville’s love of the game. The event will feature local celebrities, free activities, games, interactive experiences and live entertainment for all ages. Attendees will also enjoy an outdoor viewing party featuring Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone, who will be broadcasting live as the Vancouver Canucks take on the New York Rangers.

Activities and entertainment include:

  • Rogers Fan HubHelping fans be fans, the Fan Hub features innovative and interactive experiences, showcasing virtual autographs from NHL stars, a hockey-themed Zamboni video game and autograph signings with NHL alumni Darryl Sittler and Adam Graves, to unite fans in their passion for the game. In addition, fans are treated to free hot chocolate on site.
  • GamePlusIf you are a Rogers customer you can come to the GamePlus desk in the Rogers Fan Hub and redeem exclusive experiences such as meet-and-greets with NHL alumni, autographed merchandise and tours of our Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
  • Sportsnet Augmented Reality Photo BoothFans have the chance to get close to their favorite players through augmented reality technology. Fans can take photos with virtual images of NHL stars, and have the photo emailed directly to their device for social sharing.
  • The Hockey Circus ShowCome see Paz our world-renowned hockey acrobat! Paz juggles everything from pucks to flaming hockey sticks all while standing on top of a net. It is an experience that the family will never forget.
  • Scotiabank Community Locker RoomA family-friendly space to engage hockey fans, celebrate the game, and interact with NHL alumni, such as Darcy Tucker. Scotiabank will also be donating $15,000 to minor hockey associations in the community.
  • Dodge Family ZoneFeatures the famous Stow ’n Go Challenge, a hockey-themed obstacle course. Also, fans have the opportunity to enter a contest to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica for their family. All contest entrants will receive a co-branded Dodge and Rogers Hometown Hockey retro toque.
  • Tim Hortons Ball Hockey Rink presented by Sportsnet: Features pick-up games for the community, including local Timbits Hockey players.
  • Tim Hortons Coffee Truck: Stop by to receive a free cup of coffee, hot chocolate or a latte.
  • Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza fresh out of the oven, and play the Find Giuseppe Match Game to win a rooftop experience and other great prizes.
  • Playmobil Kids Zone: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures. In the zone, fans will also be able to enter to win a new NHL playset.
  • OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop: Features a pit-crew-like experience where fans have the opportunity to test their tire-hanging skills on a replica Zamboni.
  • Live Local Entertainment: Live music featured throughout the weekend beginning with Mackenzie Leigh Meyer performing on Saturday, followed by Steve Strongman on Sunday.

Broadcast:

  • Special Guests: Vic Hadfield, Adam Graves and Paul Henderson
  • Game Matchup: Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Rangers, 1:30 p.m. ET (Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW, Rogers NHL LIVE)
  • Features:

Harrison Browne: Growing up in Oakville, hockey was where Harrison Browne felt most like himself. Browne, who was born female, came out as transgender last season while playing in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). He became the first openly transgender pro-athlete to play professional sports in North America. Tara Slone sits down with Browne to talk about being a role model for transgender athletes and his decision to put his transition on hold in order to continue playing the game.

Backyard Rink: John Tavares and Sam Gagner, young friends from Oakville, may have ignited their passion for the game on Gagner’s backyard ice rink.

Oakville Blades: Oakville’s very own Jamie Campbell gives us a short snapshot on the Junior Hockey team, the Oakville Blades.

My Hometown Must: Oakville native James Hinchcliffe meets up with Tara to discuss growing up in Oakville, his racing roots and teaches Tara how to drive a go-kart.

Schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 25: 12 – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 26: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pre-Game: 1:30 p.m.

Game starts at 2 p.m.

Take the free Oakville Transit shuttle

The Town of Oakville will be providing a free Oakville Transit shuttle service from the Oakville GO Station to Rogers Hometown Hockey in downtown Oakville on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Visitors to Rogers Hometown Hockey and Downtown Oakville are encouraged to park at Oakville GO Station and take the free shuttle for easy access to downtown.

Information about shuttle start and end times will be posted here shortly. Please check back for more details.

Paint the Town Red

Residents, businesses and community groups downtown and across Oakville are encouraged to Paint the Town Red in preparation for the arrival of Rogers Hometown Hockey. Painting the town red can take many forms, and all Oakvillians are encouraged to get involved in the celebration by decorating their local homes, businesses and/or community organizations leading up to the festival weekend.

Here are some ways your family, business or community group can help Oakville ‘Paint the Town Red’:

  • Have kids draw creative Canadian and hockey-themed designs on their local sidewalk and/or driveway
  • Hang a Canada flag, red and white pendants or other Canadian and hockey-themed decorations on your store window or garage door
  • Adjusting indoor and outdoor lighting to red flood lights
  • Print and display items from the digital ‘Paint the Town Red’ toolkit that will be available in early November*

*A digital ‘Paint the Town Red’ toolkit will be available from the Town of Oakville in early November. To request a copy of the ‘Paint the Town Red’ toolkit, please email events@oakville.ca.

Community Activation – Oakville Public Library

Oakville Public Library (OPL) is excited to celebrate the arrival of the Hometown Hockey Tour, and to participate in the festivities with fun programs and activities for the community. Get in the spirit by travelling along OPL’s Story Walk to read the pages of When the Moon Comes – a tale of childhood, Canadian winter, and hockey written by Paul Harbridge with illustrations by Matt James.

The Story Walk begins outside the Central Library Branch and travels all through Downtown Oakville. Look for pages in local businesses and restaurants, and enjoy the beautiful story as you walk. Once you’ve found all of the pages, head back to the Central Branch to check out our awesome hockey-themed displays and ask a staff member about your next great winter read.

Minor Hockey Association Participation

Are you a member of a minor hockey team in Oakville? Rogers Hometown Hockey has a variety of ways to get involved to help celebrate hockey in Oakville!

Walk in the Santa Claus Parade with the Hometown Hockey float!
Walk in the Rogers Hometown Hockey Minor Hockey Parade on Sunday, November 26

Time and Location to come!

Sign up your team to play in a minor hockey ball hockey tournament on Saturday, November 25

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email events@oakville.ca

 

For more information, please visit oakville.ca.


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