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Jets announce Inaugural Day Schedule

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets
The Winnipeg Jets today unveiled a schedule of events for the media for their inaugural game versus the Montreal Canadiens on October 9, 2011 at MTS Centre. Game time is at 4:00pm CT.

While country music sensations Doc Walker will headline the pre-game event to be held at The Forks and Canadian superstars Blue Rodeo will be front and centre at Winnipeg Jets Inaugural Game After Burner Social at the Winnipeg Convention Centre after the game, the Jets are pleased to announce Winnipeg-born & Juno Award-winning singer Chantal Kreviazuk will join Canadian singer-songwriting legend Jim Cuddy and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Brass and Percussion Ensemble to perform the National Anthem prior to puck-drop.
Doors to the MTS Centre will open to the public at 2:30pm on Sunday October 9th. The media entrance at Gate 4 (corner of Portage & Hargrave) will be open beginning at noon.
To kick-off the day, the Jets and CBC will host The Family FanZone at the Forks which will get underway at noon. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration, which runs until 8:00pm, will feature musical entertainment, contests and giveaways and of course, CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the Winnipeg Jets season-opener. Please see detailed schedule for The Family FanZone at the Forks below:

12:00 PM Show at the Forks Begins
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM keith & Renee perform on scotiabank stage
1:05 PM - 1:40 PM Qunzy performs on scotiabank Stage
2:00 PM Jets representative speech
2:10 PM - 2:35 PM Doc Walker performs on scotiabank stage
2:50 PM - 3:15 PM "fuelled by passion" - Jets documentary will be aired on screens
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Pre-game & Live CBC Game Broadcast will be aired on screens
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hockey night in canada inaugural game broadcast

Fans who are not attending the game can also spend the day at the Convention Centre for pre and post-game activities. There will be a viewing party from 2:30pm – 7:00pm followed by The Official Winnipeg Jets Inaugural Game After Burner Social.

Tickets for the Convention Centre are $35.00 (plus fees) at Ticketmaster

Please see detailed schedule for the Convention Centre events below:

2:30 PM Doors open to winnipeg convention centre
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM INaugural game viewing party
7:30 PM Keith & Renee Perform
8:30 PM Blue Rodeo performs

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