Victoria Royals Hockey Club won 3 -2 over the Vancouver Giants Saturday night with an over time goal from #34 Kaid Oliver. (James Mackenzie photo)

Victoria Royals spotlight Canadian Forces Saturday

Home double-header against Spokane Nov. 9 and 10

Victoria hosts a double header against Spokane this weekend, featuring a focus on fitness and the Canadian Forces.

Friday is Health and Fitness Night presented by Orange Theory Fitness.

Saturday is Canadian Forces Appreciation Night and starts with The Naden Band performing Star Spangled Banner and O Canada, while personnel from the Canadian Forces will be present for a special ceremonial puck drop.

READ ALSO: Vancouver Island service dogs helping veterans deal with PTSD

Military vehicles and equipment will be on display around the concourse at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre throughout the game. That night, the Royals wear special commemorative jerseys with the CFB Esquimalt crest on them. The jerseys will be auctioned through a live post-game auction with proceeds supporting Boomer’s Legacy and The Royal Canadian Legion. Boomer’s Legacy is named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a Canadian Armed Forces medic from Comox killed by a suicide bomber on August 11, 2006.

The jerseys will also be available during select Royals’ home games, including this Friday and Saturday through a silent auction. Full details and jersey auction schedule can be found at www.victoriaroyals.com/jerseyauctions.

Any Canadian Forces member that shows their military ID at the Select Your Ticket Box Office qualifies for discounted tickets in corner, side and club seating areas. For more details call the Royals’ ticket office at 250-220-7889, or send an email to tickets@victoriaroyals.com.

Puck drop for both games – 7:05 p.m.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

BC Ferries considers passenger only ferry between West Shore and Victoria

Royal Bay, Esquimalt and Ship Point considered as part of study into new route

Sentence handed down for sex assaults committed more than 30 years ago

Man in his 80s will serve a conditional sentence in the community

Saanich police continue to search for attacker in Gordon Head sexual assault

Police urge residents to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows

Simon Keith undergoes second heart transplant

Former pro athlete turned transplant advocate gets another chance

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Simard guilty in Vancouver Island double murder

Convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in 2016 killing of Courtenay couple

Crab poaching under cover of darkness earns 10-year commercial fishing ban, vessel seizure

A Cape Mudge resident involved in poaching dungeness crabs in Vancouver Harbour… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you consider living in a tiny home?

Victoria is the latest Capital Region community to take a look at… Continue reading

Songs of the Queen of Soul coming to Victoria

Denita Asberry stars in Aretha Franklin tribute show at the McPherson Playhouse

‘Considerably large’ tractor tire fell and killed 3-year-old girl on B.C. farm

Delta’s deputy fire chief said crews tried to helicopter girl out after a tractor tire leaning against a barn fell onto her

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

Most Read