Algonquin will host a unique hockey celebration on Nov. 3 and 4, as Rogers Hometown Hockey is set to bring their family-friendly NHL experience to the Ottawa campus.
The two-day event will take place in Lot 8, outside the Student Commons, and will feature an array of activities, including “live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities, hockey-themed activities for all ages, and an outdoor viewing party of a nationally televised NHL game”, according to a press release from myAC.
This will mark Rogers Hometown Hockey’s 102nd stop since the event’s inception in 2014, which is free to the public, and tells local hockey stories and celebrates the history of the game. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be at the campus on Nov. 4, broadcasting live across the nation, with the weekend culminating in a viewing party for the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the hometown Ottawa Senators.
“It’s a two-day festival and that’s a big part of the thing, it’s music, interactive activities for the children and for everybody, the whole family,” says MacLean in a promotional video on www.hometownhockey.com . “Then, on top of that, we have the NHL broadcast and our special telecast of Rogers Hometown Hockey, where we look at the history, we get to experience the spirit of a community we visit and we turn it into our own story, and the story is what really makes it special.”
Students from various programs will have the opportunity to be part of this one-of-a-kind experience, from volunteering and part-time employment to program-specific experiences provided by the Rogers team. Set-up for the event will take place Nov. 1 and 2.
The Algonquin Times will be live-streaming live from the event both days via Facebook Live, with full coverage on our digital and print editions.