Penticton and South Okanagan
The Stanley Cup comes to town
Aug 27, 2013 / 10:00 am
Two-time Stanley Cup champion Duncan Keith will celebrate his 2013 Stanley Cup victory with his former hometown on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Keith, a Penticton Minor Hockey prodigy and Penticton Panthers, (now Vees), alumnus, who went on to play as a defenceman for the NHL, wants to share the celebration with the city, according to officials.
"We're thrilled that the Stanley Cup is coming to Penticton and the community can share in Duncan Keith's achievement," said Deputy Mayor Helena Konanz.
This event proves the city is a hotbed for hockey talent, and we hope fans of all ages come out to show their support."
Every member of the Chicago Blackhawks team enjoys one day with the Stanley Cup and Aug. 31 will be the second time Keith has shared his day with the entire community.
This year, a special invite has been extended to players of the Upper Deck Vees, BC's only special needs hockey team and a group that holds great meaning to Keith.
"By sharing this day with the cup, with all of us. Duncan Keith is paying the ultimate tribute to the city," said Larry Lund, chair of the local tribute committee. "He is one of Penticton's hockey heroes and we expect this to be a special day."
Due to time limitations, autographs will not be available, but the public is invited to bring their cameras to record his visit.
The public is invited to pay tribute to the hockey player and view the Stanley Cup at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at Gyro Park.
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