The Calgary Flames are pleased to host Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 when the Calgary Flames take on the Carolina Hurricanes at the Scotiabank Saddledome. For the 13th consecutive year the Flames will welcome over 600 Canadian Armed Forces members, family members and veterans.
This annual game will honour men and women for their services with the Canadian Armed Forces while raising funds for the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (CMFRC) and the official charity of the Canadian Armed Forces; Support our Troops. A ceremonial puck drop will take place prior to the game with Major General Christian Drouin – 1 Canadian Air Division Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Jacques Boucher and Major Catherine Blais.
“This is a very important night for us.” said CSEC Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ken King. “It’s an opportunity to say thank you and create greater awareness of the sacrifices our service people and their families make to allow us to enjoy the freedom and liberties of our great country, Canada. Thank you to our season ticket holders for their continued support of the Canadian Armed Forces and this initiative.”
The evening will begin with an on-ice drive on of a Military G-Wagon and Harvey the Hound. All Canadian Armed Forces members in uniform will receive a 25% discount at all FanAttic locations at the Scotiabank Saddledome and 10% off cresting, jerseys and memorabilia. Parking fees will also be waived for all military personnel attending the game in uniform.
The team will wear commemorative Canadian Armed Forces jerseys during warmup, which will be auctioned off during the game at the concourse location behind section 227 and following the game at elevateauctions.com/2019SupportOurTroopsJerseyAuction. Limited edition Calgary Flames military caps and apparel will be for sale at FanAttic 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 50/50 sales.
“Hockey is a cornerstone of our culture.” Said Major-General Christian Drouin, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division. “From coast to coast to coast, it brings us together. And at nights such as this, I am reminded of how strong our community is. I am so deeply grateful for the generosity of the Calgary Flames and their fans, and I want to offer my sincere thanks for your continued support. Each day, when military members put on our uniforms, we do so with Canadians in mind. It is a privilege to serve Canada and to see the pride that Canadians have in their forces.”
The majority of in-game elements will have a distinct Canadian Armed Forces tie-in. The Support our Troops yellow ribbon decal will be on all Flames players’ helmets as well as 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 $100,000 has been directed to Support our Troops and the CMFRC.