Kelowna Hockey Fest Ready to Welcome Hockey Community to Prospera Place August 23

Kelowna’s hockey event of the summer is set to bring a star-studded lineup of current NHL players, alumni and young stars to Prospera Place Friday, August 23rd. Presented by Kelowna High Performance (KHP) with support from GSL Group, Kelowna Hockey Fest is a fun-filled day of events and activities to bring the Kelowna hockey community together and celebrate Canada’s favourite game.

“We are honoured to bring Kelowna Hockey Fest back again this year, says Mark Fitzgerald, Co-Owner of Kelowna High Performance. “The love for hockey runs deep in Kelowna and this event offers our community the chance to share their love for the sport and their beautiful city.”

The festivities kick off at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 23rd with a free event outside of Prospera Place that
is fun for the whole family. With a kids zone brought to you by YMCA of Southern Interior BC, shooting
accuracy competition, food vendors, beer garden, merch tent (including KHP partners Violent Gentlemen
Hockey Club and Cwench Hydration) and more, the Kelowna Hockey Fest team invites you to gather your
friends, family, colleagues or teammates for a fun-filled afternoon

The evening culminates with the Kelowna Hockey Fest Pro Game with 6:00 PM puck drop at Prospera Place. Hockey fans will enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favourite NHL alumni and current players including Tyler Meyers, Curtis Lazar, alongside newly drafted young stars. The star-power also extends to the bench with a star-studded lineup of coaches such as Brent Seabrook, Shea Weber and Josh Gorges. The Pro Game also includes a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and game-worn jersey raffle with proceeds going to the YMCA of Southern Interior of BC.

“Travis and I are super passionate about giving back to the community, and are thrilled to be partnering with the YMCA of Southern Interior BC this year” says Fitzgerald. “Their inclusive programs support individuals in realizing their full potential and Kelowna Hockey Fest attendees can feel good knowing that the charity monies raised at the event will go directly to those within our community.”

About Kelowna High Performance:

With over 25 years of combined experience training hockey players at the amateur, European Professional, AHL, and NHL levels, Mark Fitzgerald and Travis Martell share a unique philosophy around athletic training – it’s not always how hard you train, but how smart you train. Based in Kelowna, BC they specialize in creating all-inclusive training for high performance athletes and take pride in creating personalized training plans for each of their athletes, customized to their specific needs, goals, and skill level.

About the YMCA of Southern Interior BC

The YMCA is a charity that helps people grow, lead, and give back to their communities, believing everyone has the potential to shine despite obstacles like fear, doubt, or discrimination. Rather than fixing challenges, the Y offers programs and support to help individuals realize their full potential. Donations and support through memberships, camps, or swim lessons enable the Y to deliver lasting personal and social change, reinvesting profits back into the community. The YMCA’s vision is for thriving, healthy, and inclusive communities where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential, guided by core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness.

About GSL Group:

GSL Group is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., with offices and operations in Victoria and Kelowna. GSL Group’s portfolio includes a diverse number of operations, including residential and commercial real estate developments and holdings, recreational facilities, multi-use arenas, hotels and shopping centres, the Victoria Royals WHL hockey team, live music festivals, a private airplane charter business, a blueberry farm, an online fantasy sports site, and various technology brands. GSL Group is one of BC’s largest private companies.