In honour of Remembrance Day and in honour of saluting our Canadian armed forces, the Fredericton
Red Wings will host Military Appreciation Night on Nov. 7 at the Grant*Harvey Centre.
The Maritime Hockey League Red Wings will host junior A rival Edmundston Blizzard, but both teams
and organizations will pay their respects for those who fought for our nation’s freedom and for those
who still serve today.
Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m., but there will be a pre-game ceremony. The Red Wings are asking all
fans out of respect to be in their seats for 6:45 PM if possible.
The 5 th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, with its 6,500-strong military personnel and 1,000
civilian employees, is an impactful operation in the region.
It will be well served on Military Appreciation Night when the Red Wings and Blizzard go head-to-head.
The Red Wings have donated tickets to military personnel and its families, as well as the students at
Hubbard School, as part of their commitment to the night.
‘It is incredibly important for our organization to show our respect and ensure the importance of
those who continue to fight for our way of life are recognized by our team and community,’ said Red
Wings’ president and governor, Roger Shannon. ‘We observe Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 and give
thanks to those before us, many who paid the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to live in a country as
beautiful and free as Canada. Our organization from top to bottom wants to share in the history and
the present of what our military does for us daily to better our lives’
Fredericton will wear special custom military camouflage jerseys for the game against Edmundston.
Those jerseys will be auctioned off after the contest, the jersey represents past present and future all in
Proceeds raised during the game will go toward the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown
United Way program.
Members of Oromocto’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 93 will be on hand prior to the game with
poppies for all, in honour of veterans, donations will go back to the poppy campaign.
The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military
personnel who have died in war and represents a common or field poppy.
As part of the week’s observation leading into the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day events, Red Wings’
players and staff members will attend a school function in Oromocto and spread the word on the
importance of Military Appreciation Night.
‘We believe our organization can play a role in spreading the message about Remembrance Day and
all it means to our families across the country who celebrate our freedom,’ said Shannon. ‘It allows us
to pay our respects. Many of the those who died in war were the same age as many of our Red Wings
back then and that is an eye-opening fact. We support our military in many ways. We’re fortunate the
5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, Legion members
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