1 0 0 Y E A R S O F Tillsonburg welcomes the NHL Centennial Fan Arena­ NHL HOCKEY

T illsonburg’s Memorial Arena has witnessed some incredible moments over the past 68 years— from graceful spins by Barbara Ann Scott, to rowdy sing-along shows with Stompin’ Tom. But this August, the facility’s distinctive Hipel roof will provide a backdrop for the big- gest outdoor party yet—the arrival of the NHL Centennial Fan Arena. A touring tribute to a century of NHL hockey thrills, the Centennial Fan Arena is expected to draw thou- sands of people during its three-day summer stop in Tillsonburg. “Not many non-NHL markets

have hosted the Fan Arena so far,” explains Kinsmen special event liai- son, Cedric Tomico. “So it’s quite an honour to be chosen.” “As a community, we’re very grateful to the NHL for giving us the opportunity to celebrate this historic milestone with them,” says Mayor Stephen Molnar. “We’re also grate- ful to the Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club for their partnership with the Town of Tillsonburg on this event.” The Centennial Fan Arena is a free event and open to fans of all ages. “The main attraction is a 53-foot museum truck with more than 1000

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(Top) The interior of the 53-foot museum truck honouring a century’s worth of ex- traordinary players, teams, remarkable plays and unforgettable moments. The Centennial Fan Arena also includes a second 53-foot video truck and pop out stage. (Left) Fans try out the Clear the Ice Zamboni VR Experience. All races are timed and shared on a leaderboard.


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