Be one of the first 500 people to stop by the Victoria Cougars booth at Bullen Park on Saturday, August 12 to score free tickets to their home opener.

Still in a festive state of mind, the Township of Esquimalt will be holding the second of two Canada 150 celebrations with Mayor Barb Desjardins kicking the day off at 10:00 a.m.

Canada 150 at Bullen Park is free to attend and will feature live entertainment, community booths, food trucks, and a kid zone.

The Cougars will be on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Proud members of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, Victoria is set to open the 2017-18 campaign at home against the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Thursday, September 7.