Hey all - we are having a blast here. The community of Kitchener is Hockey, Hockey, Hockey. Everywhere you go people talk about the cup and how the teams are doing. At the rink we have met so many people that have just come up and said hi - no hassles what so ever.
They have done a great job at the rink. They had school kids do up a booth for each team in the CHL. Jerseys, Pictures, Logos of every team with kids at each booth to stamp your passport from the event. The whole thing was done up by the kids - really a great idea.
Yesterday we went to a Booster club event organized some local fans - Brunch served buffet style with over one hundred people attending from all over the league. Your envelope contained a piece of picture - you had to find your other pieces to find your seat. Then you sit with other people from all over. Next was a trivia contest with 25 questions about the CHL and the Memorial Cup. Door prizes we handed out with the grand prize being a laptop. Some other great autographed goodies from other teams around the league. We head out with this group on tuesday from a Stomping Tom tribute bus trip. Should be fun!!
I wore my Yeomans Jersey and had a guy come up and ask to take my pic. He is Derricks roommate now in University - He saw the Kelowna jerseys and had to come by and get a pic for Derrick.
Lotsa support for the Chiefs here. Giants fans, Ice fans, Calgary fans.
We were on the local radio yesterday - a short interview at the Molson Canadian Hockey Haus (aka Beer tent).
I was interviewed by the local Rogers TV station.
just click on the Friday May 16th
And of course my wife made some new friends