Saturday, November 25, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
•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.
Pre-Game: 1:30 p.m.
Game starts at 2 p.m.
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.
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’:
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com
For more information, please visit oakville.ca.