The Edmonton Oilers and EPCOR welcome Olympic Champion Simon Whitfield to Rexall Place on Thursday, December 11th, when the Oilers host the Florida Panthers.
As part of EPCOR’s Parade of Champions, Simon will provide local hockey fans with the chance to see his Olympic Medals, won at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics competing in the Men’s Triathlon. Simon will also sign autographs for fans during the second intermission.
“There couldn’t have been anybody in Canada who wasn’t amazed by the finish to the triathlon in Beijing. The way Simon Whitfield competed and finished that race will surely be remembered as one of the greatest efforts ever by a Canadian athlete in any sport,” said Edmonton Oilers President and CEO, Patrick LaForge. “The Oilers look forward to welcoming Simon on December 11th.”
“Simon’s Olympic performances have thrilled and inspired Canadians across the country,” said EPCOR President and CEO, Don Lowry. “Our ‘Parade of Champions’ program is part of a larger community investment strategy by EPCOR to provide amateur sports federations, like Triathlon Canada, with the funding they need to help Simon and his teammates achieve success.”
Competing on the world stage, Simon also has an impressive 11 World Cup Victories along with numerous other race wins in high profile events ranking him 2nd all time in the Men’s Triathlon. Simon’s achievements have helped to establish the Canadian Triathlon Team as a world power in the event and has stirred national pride from coast to coast.
Limited tickets are still available for the December 11th game versus the Florida Panthers and maybe purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at edmontonoilers.com, or by calling 780-414-GOAL.
The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford.