KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK
It’s been tossed in a canal, forgotten in a portrait studio, used as a vase, drowned in a pool and danced with on a stage.
On Wednesday, March 2, the Stanley Cup will be in Kamloops – and you can have your photo taken with the most recognizable trophy on the planet.
On that night, the Kamloops Blazers will host the Kelowna Rockets in a pivotal B.C. Division showdown at Interior Savings Centre.
It is First Nations Night at the rink and the Blazers and the Tk’emlups Indian Band have joined forces to bring Lord Stanley’s mug to the game.
There, fans can have their photo taken with the Cup in exchange for a $5 donation to the Harlock family of Westsyde, whose son, Mitch, continues to undergo treatment in Vancouver for neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.
The Grade 5 student at David Thompson elementary will be spending much of this year at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and the Stanley Cup fundraiser will help his family in their travels back and forth to the Coast.
Following the March 2 game, the Cup will travel up to Sahali, where it will be the star of a special celebration at Earls restaurant as part of another fundraiser for the Harlock family.
There are only 150 tickets available for the post-game event and they can be purchased at the Kamloops Blazers office at ISC and at Earls.
Tickets are $150 each and include photo opportunities with the Cup and complimentary food and beverages.
For tickets to the March 2 game, call the Interior Savings Centre box office at 250-828-3339 or go online to ticketmaster.ca.