As one of the first teams to arrive in Moose Jaw for the World Para Hockey Championship, Team Canada has been doing their part to help build interest and momentum for the event over the past week.
In addition to holding an on-ice session with the Regina Avengers para hockey team the day after arriving in the city, members of the team also visited schools in the Prairie South School Division during the week and made the trek out to 15 Wing to hang out with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
And if you’re wondering if interest in the event has extended past Canada’s Most Notorious City, you just had to look at Team China’s reception upon arriving at Regina airport -- not only did members of the community show up in force to welcome them, a Chinese dragon even performed a dance to bring good luck.
Here’s a sampling of some of what has been going on in the lead-up to the championship!
Folks looking to have a nice breakfast before taking in the opening game of the World Para Hockey Championship on Sunday morning can do so at the Moose Jaw Events Centre thanks to the Moose Jaw Shrine Club.
The local service organization will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., prior to the first game between Czechia and Korea.
Patrons can get a plate full of pancakes and sausages for a monetary donation, with all proceeds going to support the Moose Jaw Shrine Club activities.
Best of all, each donation gets supporters a free ticket to the Czechia-Korea game!
Three games are on tap on Sunday as Italy takes on China at 3 p.m. and Germany and Norway close out the first day at 7 p.m.
Canada plays their opening game against Korea on Monday at 7 p.m.
Tickets for each of the tournament’s games are available at www.sasktix.ca.