Rogers Hometown Hockey SET to Land in Summerside City of Summerside
This morning, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour announced its list of communities to be visited in the upcoming season, year 2 of the wildly successful travelling roadshow. Set to return to PEI on December 12th & 13th in Summerside, the tour will be another exciting celebration of our national sport for our community. Rogers Hometown Hockey is a free family festival showcasing the best of our community, along with the best of hockey, past and present.
“Rogers is synonymous with quality programming and events, and the excitement this will bring to Summerside cannot be understated” said Mayor Bill Martin. “When you add that family component to the economic impact that a production like this brings to our community, it is something to be very excited about”.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is a cross country, 24 city tour that travels across each province throughout the Hockey season. Kicking off in Kitchener Ontario on Friday October 9th, the tour will crisscross the country, even larger than last year’s event, which travelled 31,617km, attended by over 175,000 people, had participation by over 200 minor hockey teams, and featured 102 local stories.
Each stop will feature NHL Alumni, hometown heroes, local entertainment, and all new hockey stories delivered by host Ron MacLean, who once again takes his familiar spot inside the Sportsnet Mobile Studio every Sunday.
“Each weekend is a uniquely Canadian experience that brings us all together, said MacLean. “Our mantra has been simple - take you someplace and tell a story. We've discovered at each stop a story that belongs to us as no other story could. It's of Canadians, with hockey at its core.”
This year’s theme is “Celebrate the community, celebrate the game”, and more details will come on this exciting event in the coming days, which will take place on the waterfront at the Summerside Marine Terminal on Saturday December 12th and Sunday December 13th, 2015.
SET Summerside, the City’s Sport and Event Tourism arm of the Community Services Department is working very closely with Rogers to deliver this exciting event, another in a long list of exciting Sport Tourism deliveries for the residents of the City of Summerside and the surrounding communities.
For Further information on SETS, the Sport Tourism Strategy, or Rogers Hometown Hockey
Lorri Laughlin JP Desrosiers
Director of Communications - City of Summerside Director of Community Services - City of Summerside