The Calgary Flames are pleased to host Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 when the Calgary Flames take on the Minnesota Wild at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This year marks the 17th annual celebration of service members within the Canadian Armed Forces all while raising funds for the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (CMFRC) and the official charity of the Canadian Armed Forces; Support our Troops.
“It’s always a special evening for us at Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation when we have the opportunity to host members of our Canadian Armed Forces,” said CSEC President and Chief Executive Officer, John Bean. “This game allows us to demonstrate our appreciation for the sacrifices our service people and their loved ones make that provides us our freedom and liberties as Canadians.”
The Calgary Flames will welcome 500 Canadian Armed Forces members and their families from units across Southern Alberta to the Scotiabank Saddledome. The evening will begin with a ceremonial face-off saluting two outstanding Reservists based in Calgary, Sub-Lieutenant Charles Adegboyega and Master Corporal Oshadi Wickramasinghe. The national anthems will feature performances from the official singing voice of the Calgary Flames, George Canyon along with Warrant Officer, David Grenon from the Royal Canadian Air Force Band and a ceremonial flag party form His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Tecumseh.
The team will wear commemorative Canadian Armed Forces jerseys during warmup, which will be auctioned off following the game at elevateauctions.com/SupportOurTroops2022. Limited edition Calgary Flames apparel will be for sale at the Calgary Team Store locations with proceeds to be directed to Support Our Troops and CMFRC. The Calgary Flames Foundation will also donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening’s RE/MAX 50/50 sales. The Military Museums will be on the main concourse behind section 228 with information on their charitable initiatives.
All Canadian Armed Forces members will receive a 25% discount for online & in-store purchases at the Calgary Team Store. CAF members will be featured in all in-game promotions along with a special video tribute during a TV timeout. The Support our Troops yellow ribbon decal will be featured on the helmets of all Calgary Flames players as well as on event rink boards in honour of those who serve and have served. Following the conclusion of the game uniformed military personnel will be welcomed onto the ice where they will receive the opportunity to have a post-game group photo with the team. Since the start of the Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Game over $400,000 has been directed to Support our Troops and the CMFRC.