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Rotary pad roof almost done

 

Rotary pad roof almost done

 
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Brockville Winter Classic nets more than $65,000 for Rotary Park - New York Rangers alumni to take part in 2018 event

  Mar 26, 2017   by Monica Mroz   St. Lawrence News (https://www.insidebrockville.com/news-story/7209367-brockville-winter-classic-nets-more-than-65-000-for-rotary-park/)

The results are in: the third annual Brockville Winter Classic Weekend scored gold for the Rotary Park Revitalization project.

Staged March 3 to 5 by the eight-member classic volunteer committee, the hockey-themed weekend of activities netted more than $60,000 that will ensure an open-air steel roof will be erected over the downtown outdoor public skating rink this year.

While some fundraising amounts were still coming in, classic committee member Jeff Severson said a cheque for more than $60,000 would be presented to the revitalization committee on Thursday, March 23. The celebration and appreciation night for committee members, volunteers and platinum event sponsors took place at the Keystorm Pub.The cheque ended up being in the amount of $65,568.

The weekend featured family-centred activities and hockey games showcasing the Boston Bruins alumni playing alongside homegrown teams in mini-tournaments, as well as at a sold-out game against the local Canadian Tire All Stars at the Brockville Memorial Centre.

And with organizers still enjoying the glow of the successful weekend, they have already secured the headlining team for the fourth annual event: the New York Rangers alumni team. That classic weekend has been slated for Feb. 16-19, 2018 to coincide with Family Day.

“They are going to build their tour around us,” Severson commented of the Rangers’ appearance. “It’s Family Day weekend; it’s everything we want.” Because of the positive feedback and achievements this year, organizers won’t be straying too far from the formula that generated such a good outcome.

But Severson stresses their success isn’t about the money, adding the committee did not have a set fundraising objective. “We just wanted to put on a phenomenal event,” he said, adding that families having fun is the main goal.

“Hockey is amazing, but you don’t have to be a hockey buff” to enjoy the weekend, Severson said. “This event is for everybody. You’re building memories.” Other events included a nighttime skating party, autograph signing with the Bruins, a pancake breakfast and broomball.

Bruins alumni have also contacted organizers to express their thanks and appreciation for the weekend, Severson said. Committee member Dan Thompson received a call from Bruins Bruce Shoebottom to thank him for “an amazing weekend,” and other alumni players noted the Brockville weekend was “definitely one of the best tour stops ever.”

“It speaks a lot for the hospitality and quality of entertainment,” Severson said. “I was a diehard Habs fan, but I’m a secret Bruins fan now.”

The Montreal Canadiens alumni took part in the 2016 Brockville Winter Classic.

Key fundraisers are also looking forward to the fourth annual event in 2018. Severson said platinum-level sponsors who contribute more than $1,000 have also thanked the committee for including them in the event and are looking to help again next year either by volunteering time or donating money.

“It’s just such a fun event,” Severson said. “They want to be a part of it.”

Platinum sponsors were: Real Canadian Superstore, O’Farrell Financial Services, Burnbrae Farms, Upper Canada District School Board-TR Leger, TD Bank, Henderson Printing, Allstate Insurance, Brockville and Prescott Canadian Tire, Keystorm Pub, Allegiant Contracting, Downtown Brockville Business Improvement Area, Hang Ups Picture Framing, Racer’s Edge, Shell Canada and Royal Bank.

Stanley Cup-level sponsors were Procter and Gamble and Brent Scott Co-operators Insurance.

The roof over the ice rink was a $550,000 project that will ensure free public recreational use of the surface in all weather conditions and in all seasons. Last year, the classic committee raised $67,000 toward the cost of the project; the amount included $25,000 received from the group’s successful Kraft Hockeyville bid.

Even though the 200-by-100-foot roof with interior lighting will be in place this year, there will be ongoing operating costs and improvements to the Rotary Park that the classic committee will want to be involved in, Severson added.

Previous projects at the park have included a splash pad, accessible playground and washrooms, synthetic ice pad, portable refrigeration system, bicycle pump track, a basketball court and skateboard park.

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A Refreshing Weekend!

The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend just got more refreshing! Thanks to Molson CanadianBIG RIG Brewery & Whitewater Brewing co. for joining in on the fun this weekend and serving up delicious brews all weekend long! Check out the promo for when & where you can find these Top Shelf Beers!

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Press Release: Boston Bruins Alumni on March 4th!

The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend Committee has big news!! We are happy to announce that NHL Hall of Famer & Lord Stanley's Cup Champion Ray Bourque, the “Rat” Ken Linseman, and other Boston Bruins Alumni players will be participating in the Winter Classic Festival at Rotary Park on Saturday, March 4th!

Additionally, other Boston Bruins Alumni will be joining in on the fun at our 2017 Snow Ball, the evening of March 4th!

Come out and support our official winter festival! 
Tickets are almost sold out for the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars Game & VIP Brunch on Sunday, March 5th. Get your tickets while they last! Let’s light up the Magedoma Madhouse for the Boston Bruins Alumni Game on March 5th!

Corporate sponsorship of local youth teams still available.

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Al Iafrate Hardest Shot Competition!

Come on down to the Winter Classic Festival on March 4th for the Al Iafrate Hardest Shot Competition! 
Do you think you have the hardest shot in #Brockville 'Give it a shot' for $15 (gives you 3 chances to shoot). Top 3 hardest shooters win a General Admission ticket to the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars game on March 5th AND earn the chance to shoot against the man himself, Al Iafrate! 
Shooting on March 4th starts at 1:30pm, limited spaces available, COME EARLY to sign-up!

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2017 Snow Ball

The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend Committee is thrilled to announce the return of the Snow Ball!
This FREE ADMISSION after-dark skating party offers FREE hot chocolate, hot dogs, a live DJ, light display, family fun activities and much much more!
The 2017 Snow Ball is family-friendly & open to everyone! Please invite your friends!

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Winter Classic Weekend Schedule Of Events

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2017 Youth Hockey Video Challenge!

ATTENTION YOUTH HOCKEY TEAMS!
Want to lace up against Ray Bourque & the Boston Bruins Alumni on March 5th?! Create a short video about your team and submit to the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend via Facebook or email at brockvillewinterclassic@gmail.com BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th! Use your creativity and show us what makes your team so GREAT! Have an awesome team cheer? Is your warm-up the most impressive? Have a funny team ritual that gives you luck? Anything goes! 
The committee will select their favourite video and announce the winning team on 26/02/2017.
Good luck to all the entries!

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BROOMBALL!

The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend introduces the addition of a 3-on-3 Broomball Tournament on Saturday March 4th 2017. Registration is $100.00 per team. For information regarding tournament schedule, equipment and other details, please contact Jeff Severson (jeff_severson@cooperators.ca or 613-213-0801) or Dan Thompson (keystormdan@hotmail.com or 613-340-4707).

This event will run alongside the Outdoor Hockey Tournament and Saturday programming with proceeds supporting the final phase of the revitalization project, putting a roof over the rink at Rotary Park in 2017.

Thank you for support.  Your involvement helps our kids carry on the tradition of excellence that we have all come to expect from our community.

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2017 Corporate Challenge is BACK!

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

The Brockville Winter Classic Weekend Corporate Challenge IS BACK! If you are a business owner and would like to sponsor a youth hockey team to attend the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars on March 5th, let us know! You can contact us at brockvillewinterclassic@gmail.com or message us on Facebook :)

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Because Puppies & pets Contest!

ATTENTION ANIMAL & HOCKEY LOVERS!

Share a picture of your pet, in the comments section on the official contest post on the Brockville Winter Classic Facebook page, dressed in anything hockey related & whichever picture has the MOST likes by January 27th wins 2 General Admission tickets to the Boston Bruins Alumni vs. Canadian Tire All-Stars game on March 5th!
The winner will be announced on January 30th! Don't forget to tell your friends to 'LIKE' your pet's picture :)

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2017 is going to be great.

2017 is going to be great.

Get your ticket to this year's Alumni game today!

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