(Edmonton, AB) - Just in time for the holidays, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today the release of the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar, featuring the entire Oilers roster getting up close and personal with fury and famed members of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Conceived by Oilers forward Milan Lucic and his wife Brittany, the calendar was brought to life through a collaboration with the EOCF and the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
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"If you're looking for something to put a smile on your face this holiday season, the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar is definitely it," said Natalie Minckler, EOCF Executive Director. "The team had such a fun time getting to know the animals and that truly shows through their photos. We were thrilled to work with Milan and Brittany on this project and are excited to share that all net proceeds from calendar sales will be directed to the Valley Zoo Development Society."
The Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS) has a very big goal - to save species, educate children about the animals we share the planet with and educate adults about conservation and environmental awareness. This is accomplished by supporting the revitalization of the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
"On behalf of our family, Milan and I share sincere gratitude for the Valley Zoo Development Society's consideration and enthusiasm for the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar in partnership with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) and Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club," said Brittany Lucic. "The Valley Zoo Development Society helps ensure the continued development of the beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo, home to more than 350 animals and 100 different species. Our Oilers family experienced all the joy that the zoo brings Edmontonians, and we hope children and families continue to grow and learn alongside its educational programming and conservation."
Limited quantities of the Orange, Blue and the Zoo calendar can be found at The Oilers Store in Kingsway Mall and Rogers Place, all Edmonton and area Calendar Club stores and at the Zootique - the gift shop at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Led by Brittany Lucic, the Oilers Ladies and VZDS volunteers will also be selling the calendar in Ford Hall and on the concourse at the Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues game on November 16 at Rogers Place. All net proceeds from the calendar will be directed to the Valley Zoo Development Society.
For more information, please visit OilersFoundation.ca.