CALGARY, AB -- The Flames are pleased to host Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night taking place on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at the Flames game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Flames will welcome over 450 Canadian Armed Forces members, family members and veterans to the game which will honour them for their services with the Canadian Military.
“We could not be more proud to host our eighth annual appreciation night for the Canadian Armed Forces,” says Ken King, CEO and President of the Calgary Flames. “We are looking forward to having over 450 members of the forces in attendance and are planning on making it a special night for not only Canadian Armed Forces representatives but also our fans.”
A ceremonial puck drop will take place with Deputy Commander of the Canadian Army, Major General Paul Wynnyck, Colonel David Anderson and Reservist Krysta Bates who helped during flood relief, along with long-time Scotiabank Saddledome employee & Korean War Veteran, Wally Kosowan.
Support Our Troops merchandise will be on-sale on the concourse in section 223 & The Avison Young Club Entrance. The Flames will also be selling commemorative Calgary Flames military caps with all proceeds to be directed to Support Our Troops. All Canadian Armed Forces members in uniform will receive a 25% discount at all FanAttic locations at the Scotiabank Saddledome and 10%off cresting and jerseys. Parking fees will also be waived for all military personnel attending the game.
The Flames Foundation for Life will donate the proceeds from the evening’s 50/50 sales to Support Our Troops.
“The support that the Calgary Flames and their fans show for their Canadian Armed Forces is simply outstanding," said General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. "On behalf of our sailors, soldiers, airmen and women who are serving across Canada and around the world, thank you for your heartfelt support."
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 Calgary Flames.In addition, the majority of in-game elements will have a distinct Canadian Armed Forces tie-in and players will adorn a yellow ribbon helmet decal in honour of those who serve this country.