CFB Esquimalt | February 16 & 17
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour
Everyone is invited - Feb 16 and 17, 2019
Live broadcasting with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone!
IT’S ALL FREE! Something for everyone!
Saturday 12 to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 7pm
Please join us to view the live national broadcast which starts at
3:30PM on Sunday February 17th
Celebrate Rogers Hometown Hockey and its link to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Navy.
Hometown Hockey festival setting sail for Esquimalt
Anticipation amongst sports fans at the base and throughout Victoria is mounting for the arrival of the Rogers Hometown Hockey event.
CFB Esquimalt is one of 24 chosen locations to host the ultimate National Hockey League fan experience with Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone.
Naden will open to the public Saturday Feb. 16 and Sunday Feb. 17 for two afternoons of family-friendly fun with interactive activities, displays, entertainment, and an autograph session with former NHL goaltender Kirk McLean.
On Sunday afternoon, MacLean and Slone will broadcast a Hockey Night in Canada game from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
Live out takes will be shown from the Wurtele Arena during the Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers game. The broadcast will also feature an outtake of MacLean and Slone aboard HMCS Vancouver for an intimate look at life in the navy
Base Commander, Captain (Navy) Jason Boyd will join Coaches Corner icon and former Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry as special guest on the broadcast. Capt(N) Boyd says that he, much like the rest of the hockey fans at the base, is excited by the outreach opportunity for the Royal Canadian Navy and the men and women of the Pacific Fleet.
“Local hockey is something the base wants to support because many of our military and civilian members devote so much of their time to the game. They coach, they officiate, they play, and they volunteer at every level of the game from Atom to Oldtimer.”
Capt(N) Boyd has a strong connection to Canada’s national sport. He excelled playing youth hockey in tiny Rosetown, Sask. He was originally recruited by the Canadian Armed Forces to play hockey at Royal Military College of Canada back in 1984.
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare charity Support Our Troops has partnered with Rogers Hometown Hockey. Capt(N) Boyd says, “the event will help shine the spotlight on a national organization that does so much for members of the Canadian Armed Forces veterans and their families.”
For more information about Rogers Hometown Hockey follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or visit hometownhockey.com
Discover what displays are coming
Fan Hub: interactive experiences that feature an autograph signing with NHL alumni Kirk McLean, video game stations, ball hockey and popcorn.
Virtual Photo Booth: Get close to your favourite NHL players through virtual technology, take photos with virtual images of NHL stars, show off your hockey skills to NHL stars and have a chance to win prizes.
The Hockey Circus Show: World renowned hockey acrobat Paz juggles everything from pucks to flaming hockey sticks.
Community Hockey Rink: A family-friendly outdoor ball hockey rink allowing fans to interact with NHL alumni while playing some ball hockey. Scotiabank will donate $15,000 to minor hockey associations in the community during this event.
Haul of Fame: Ram 1500, hockey-themed obstacle course allows fans to test their skills and win a $5,000 prize for their local minor hockey association.
Live Entertainment: A variety of music featuring The County Lin and The Temps.
Ted Rogers Community Grants: Will be awarded to local and national organizations in support of educational programs.
Food and Drink: Sample a complimentary slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza or Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate, or purchase a meal from one of two foods trucks Saltchuck Pie Company and Deadbeetz.
From the Military Community:
- Naval Display Bus and Sonar (mascot)
- NTOG - interactive displays – large boat that attendees can step in/take photos and a weapons display
- PSP and MFRC - children's games and bouncy castle
- SISIP and CANEX will have games and giveaways