March 4, 2014, Victoria (ISN) – On March 25, 2014 at 7pm, at Pearkes Arena, hockey players from the Victoria Police Department and the Saanich Police Department will face off in a game for bragging rights, and to raise money for Special Olympics of British Columbia.
What initially started off as a low-key challenge from one team to the other has grown into a more involved event. The two teams, the Victoria Police Capitals and the Saanich Police Watchdogs, will play sixty minutes of hockey to determine a winner.
Senior Management from both organizations have embraced this opportunity to build camaraderie and have also issued a challenge: the Administration of the losing team will hoist and fly the winning Department’s flag in front of the losing team’s office for the weekend following the game.
The event will take place on March 25, 2014 at Pearkes Arena in the Gold rink at 7:00 PM. Admission to the event will be by donation and all monies will be presented to Special Olympics of British Columbia. Cliff LeQuesne from the ‘Q’ will be the honorary Master of Ceremonies and Ken “Hurricane” Himes will provide the music. Youth singer Lily Cave will there to sing the anthem. Saanich Police mascot “Ace” will be there for the kids. There will also be door prizes for those who donate and noise makers for the kids. Door prizes will include a Victoria Royals Jersey and Royals tickets.
Saanich Police Chief DOWNIE and Victoria Police Chief ELSNER are scheduled for a ceremonial face-off as well.
The final rosters for the game are being prepared and the event is shaping up to be a game that will be worthwhile to watch.
Last year, the Saanich Watchdogs were victorious but the real winners were the Special Olympians who were present and handed a cheque for almost $3000.00.
Donations can be made at the game or online:
Hope to see you there!