Oilers will wear camouflage jerseys to honour Canadian Armed Forces

Mar 12 2022, 7:04 pm

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be front-and-centre when the Edmonton Oilers host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.Ā 

The Oilers will wear special camouflage jerseys during pre-game warmup that will be signed and available for auction with proceeds going to the 4 Wing MFRC and Homes for Heroes.

ā€œThe Oilers are proud to host our Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night to honour the extraordinary men and women who serve our country,ā€ Tim Shipton, Executive Vice President of Oilers Entertainment Group, said in a release. “The CAF plays such a critical role, not only abroad but at home as well as we saw recently in the COVID frontline response in Alberta and across Canada.”

Net proceeds of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) 50/50 raffle will support military families and veterans in Alberta via the 4 Wing Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) and Homes for Heroes.

Edmonton will recognize members of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Forces throughout the night.

Players and club staff will also wear yellow helmet decals and ribbons respectively for Support Our Troops, too.

“We are truly grateful for the unparalleled commitment, dedication and sacrifice of the Canadian Armed Forces members and their families,ā€ Corey Smith, Board Chair of the EOCF, said. ā€œThe EOCF is honoured to donate the net proceeds of the 50/50 raffle to the 4 Wings MFRC in Cold Lake and Homes for Heroes, two organizations established to help meet the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the CAF community as a result of military service.Ā 

“Itā€™s important that all Albertans come together to support military members, veterans and their families in honour of their invaluable service and sacrifice.”

You can get 50/50 tickets online atĀ edmontonoilers.com/5050.

Albertans who purchase their 50/50 tickets early will be automatically entered into the following early bird draws:

  • 4 Lower Bowl Tickets to an Oilers 2021-22 Home Regular Season Game:Ā Tickets purchased before 12 pm MT ($1,600 value)
  • Loge Table to an Oilers 2021-22 Home Regular Season Game:Ā Tickets purchased before 5 pm MT ($1,800 value)
  • 4 VIP Tickets to the Cold Lake Air Show:Ā Tickets purchased before 6 pm MT ($1,200 value)
  • Scotiabank Suite for 12 for an Oilers Home Game plus a $1,000 Food & Beverage credit:Ā Tickets purchased before 7 pm MT ($9,600 value)
  • Ford Bronco: Ticket purchased before 9:30 pm MT ($38,627 value)
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