Friday night was quite the honour. I was part of a great evening titled "Salute the Troops". While most were at home watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, 500 plus fans packed the Joshua Creek Arena.
All photo's courtesy of the Oakville Beaver.
The Oakville Blades paid tribute to the troops dedicating Friday’s game against Georgetown to the Canadian Armed Forces represented with the attendance of members of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin, Halton Regiment). I was asked to be a sponsor of the great event by David Robinson.
Warrant Officer John Colter, Carlo Coccimiglio President and GM of the Blades and myself were piped to the ice for the ceremonial face off by Private Tristen Kettle piper from the Lorne Scots.
The Lorne Scots have been a light infantry battalion since 1866 exactly 100 years before the Oakville Blades were founded. The Lorne Scots are headquartered in Brampton and have Company headquarters in both Oakville and Georgetown. The Regiment have distinguished themselves in both WW1 and WW2 and most recently have had representation in peacekeeping duties in Bosnia and are currently serving in Afghanistan.
The Oakville Blades are proud to honour the Canadian Armed Forces and salute our home town heroes of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin, Halton Regiment).
This was a tremendous honour and I was very proud to be part of the evening.
By the way, it was a great hockey game as well. Both teams battled all night long, but it was the home town Blades that prevailed 6-5.
If you are looking for sponsorship please feel free to contact Brad Stevenett @ 905-407-7381 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org.