Hometown Hockey is coming to our area this winter.
The Township of Oro-Medonte has been selected as a tour stop for the eighth season of Rogers Hometown Hockey.
The event will take place Nov. 6-8, 2021 at Horseshoe Resort.
Oro-Medonte Township Mayor Harry Hughes said the township is "thrilled to be selected as a tour stop, and host community, for this iconic Canadian celebration of hockey."
He said the township "is pleased to partner with Horseshoe Resort to offer this unique and special opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a safe outside festival with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place.”
Due to COVID, the festival venue requires considerable space with the availability of logistical requirements (i.e. accommodation, equipment, hospitality etc.)
That's why while activities will take place throughout the township, Horseshoe Resort, with the space and facilities to meet these requirements, is partnering to enable Oro-Medonte to host Rogers Hometown Hockey.
Jonathan Reid, vice president ski resorts, said Horseshoe is pleased to be selected as the site venue.
"The resort offers all necessary amenities to ensure a successful, fun, interactive, and safe festival celebrating the magic of hockey, a Canadian tradition,” he said.
Rogers Hometown Hockey is a free township-wide family-friendly festival offering interactive hockey related experiences including augmented reality (AR), live entertainment, NHL alumni meet and greets, culinary options, partner experiences and much more.
Festival hours are Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will also be a live on-site broadcast with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Monday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. with stories that celebrate hockey history and culture that puts Oro-Medonte on Canada’s hockey map, prior to the Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs game.
For complete festival details, and to book your free tickets, please visit hometownhockey.com/tour-stops.