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July 28 - July 30
July 28-30, 2017
He shoots, he scores! Welcome not one, but TWO of the “Trio Grande” New York Islander NHL hockey legends, Bryan Trottier AND Clarke Gillies, along with a collection of NHL trophies. A jam-packed weekend of fun, including a ball hockey tournament, kayaking, wagon rides, Bison Facility tours, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and more! Experience the outdoor concert featuring, Guy and the Fellas, Navajo, and Buckshot, starring Canadian Idol Tyler Lewis. A Canada 150 celebration like no other!
Friday July 28th – Val Marie
2:00pm Book Launch “The Grasslanders” Ranch stories from Grasslands National Park by local Author Thelma Poirier
The journey from open prairie to National Park has been a long one and this book celebrates the families who ranched in the grasslands and played a major role in making the park a reality.
Location: Prairie Wind and Silver Sage Museum
3:00pm Historical Walking Tour
Join us on a historical walking tour highlighting the iconic establishments in Val Marie. Don’t forget to stop by the skating rink to hear Bryan’s personal hockey experiences.
Location: Prairie Wind and Silver Sage
6:00pm Supper, guest speaker Bryan Trottier, local band Navajo, and kids activities
Check out Bryan’s trophies- Calder, Hart, Art Ross, King Clancy, and Conn Smythe
10:00 pm Auction fundraiser. Featured items include autographed jerseys – New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche and much more! You do not want to miss this!
All proceeds go towards the Hall and Recreational Centre improvements.
Cost: $25.00/Adult, $10.00/Child 10 & Under. Advanced Tickets required for this evening. Limited amounts available. Book your tickets before they are gone!
Tickets available at: visitcypresshills.ca
8:00am to 10:00am Pancake Breakfast
Location: Val Marie Rink
Cost $5.00/person. Advanced Tickets recommend.
9:00am to 1:00pm Mainstreet Outdoor Market with over 30 vendors
Meeting Location: Centre Street
10:30am Val Marie Parade
Parade Route: 1st Avenue East, 3rd Street North, Railway Avenue, Centre Street.
12:30pm-1:15pm Questions and Answer Period with Bryan Trottier and Clarke Gillies
Get the inside scoop straight from the source.
Location: Val Marie Rink
Grasslands National Park Activities at the Frenchman Valley Campground with special guests Bryan Trottier and Clarke Gillies.
Starting at 2:00 p.m. Ball Hockey Tournament, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Travelling Exhibit, NHL trophies Calder, Hart, Art Ross, and Conn Smythe.
Kayaking (kayaks provided), Bison Facility Tours, Wagon Rides, Kids Activity Pavilion and more!
2:30pm Plaque Unveiling Red River Cart
3:00pm-5:00pm Guy and the Fellas
5:00pm-8:00pm local band Navajo, featuring Bryan Trottier, Clarke Gillies
7:00pm-Bryan Trottier, Clarke Gillies signed Jerseys will be auctioned off.
8:00pm-12:00am Buckshot starring Canadian Idol Tyler Lewis
Cost: $10.80/Adult, $4.90/child, 5 & under Free
Ticket price does not include camping. Advanced tickets recommended, but will also be sold at the gate.
*Food concession and beer gardens available on site.
Sunday July 30th – Val Marie
9:00am – 12:00pm Come and Go farewell breakfast with Bryan Trottier, get your autograph and picture with the legend! Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Travelling Exhibit will also be on site.
For advance tickets: visitcypresshills.ca or contact the Visitor Centre 1-877-345-2257.
*NEW – BOARD THE BUS to the Grasslander Classic event on Saturday July 29th for a steal of a deal. Get a return ticket from Maple Creek $35/person or Swift Current $30/person. Prices include all events on Saturday. Book online at visitcypresshills.ca. Hurry, limited seats available.
Reserve a campsite in the Frenchman Valley Campground.
In the event that the campground is fully reserved, all campers will be accommodated in the overflow. Reservations not required.