Sponsorship vital to helping show Canada how Victoria celebrates hockey

Dec 11, 2023

The Victoria Hockey Legacy Society is delighted to host some of Canada’s best known and beloved NHL® alumni and Sportsnet broadcasters in January for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

Corporate sponsors play a vital role in bringing this event to our city, helping showcase Victoria to the rest of Canada while celebrating our community’s enduring love of Canada’s national game. Sponsors receive exciting and exclusive participation in special events and games, providing a unique opportunity to treat customers and staff to an exciting, once in a lifetime experience. To find out how you can participate, visit https://victoriahockeyday.ca/.

Official launch set for Nov. 17!

Make sure to join us for our official launch next month!

The WHL Victoria Royals will help get the festivities started with a ceremonial puck drop during their Nov. 17 game at Save-on-Foods-Memorial Arena.

There will be Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada merchandise for sale along with a full schedule of events taking place Jan. 17-20.

A sunny shot of downtown Victoria's harbour and parliament. A Canada flag is waving prominently in the foreground.

Planning underway for four-day festival

The Victoria Hockey Legacy Society is hard at work organizing activities for Jan. 17-20. Family friendly celebrations will take place in Victoria’s iconic Inner Harbour, including hockey clinics put on by BC Hockey on an outdoor skating rink, and a festival at Ship Point.  

“This is a region that loves hockey, and this event gives us a chance to showcase our deep connection to the sport while showing off our spectacular hometown,” Victoria Hockey Legacy Society Chair John Wilson said. “We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional truly spectacular territory of Lekwungen speaking peoples — the Songhees Nation and Esquimalt Nation — and let all Canadians know that Victoria is a welcoming place to visit any time of year.”  

The Victoria Hockey Legacy Society has partnered with Sportsnet, Scotiabank, the City of Victoria,the Province of B.C. and Destination Greater Victoria to bring this four-day event to Vancouver Island. Highlights include an NHL Alumni Game, opportunities to see the Stanley Cup and more, culminating with a full day of NHL broadcasts hosted from the Inner Harbour by Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean.  

BC Hockey, local minor hockey associations and the WHL’s Victoria Royals will play an important role in the event. One of the legacies of the event will be a state-of-the-art artificial rink by CAN-ICE that will be usable by skaters for years to come.Proceeds from the event will benefit the Courtnall Society for Mental Health.

Make sure to follow us on social media for all the news and latest updates on the schedule of events!

Victoria's inner harbour lit up at night. The parliament and musean are aglow and are mirrored horizontally alongside sail boats in the calm harbour water.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Gala, Jan. 18, sponsored by the Fairmont Empress

Mark your calendar to celebrate the game of hockey at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Star Gala, sponsored by the Fairmont Empress.

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024
  • Where: Victoria Conference Centre, Carson Hall

On Jan. 18, join NHL alumni and the Stanley Cup at the Victoria Conference Centre for a special Hot Stove with Special Guests hosted by Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean.

For more information, or to reserve your ticket, go to victoriahockeyday.ca.

Geoff and Bruce Courtnall speaking at a podium in the city of Victoria.

Geoff and Bruce Courtnall speak in June after Greater Victoria was announced as host of the 2024 edition of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. The event’s local charitable beneficiary is the Courtnall Society for Mental Health, which promotes the understanding of mental health through awareness and education.

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