NHL alumni game highlights Meridian Community Centre’s Grand Opening

Meridian Community Centre in Pelham,

Town of Pelham press release –  Pelham’s Meridian Community Centre’s grand opening will feature some notable names from NHL seasons gone by, as the NHL Alumni team lines up against local Pelham Minor Hockey Association Coaches in the feature event of the facility’s grand opening Saturday Sept. 15/2018.

Two members of the Gretzky family will be participating, Walter as honorary coach and Brent on the ice.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with puck drop at 6 p.m. The game will feature two full periods of play with one period for a skills competition.

Tickets for the game Saturday evening game are now on sale at: www.pelham.ca/nhl-tickets.

Earlier in the day, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the centre will host a community open house, highlighting and showcasing the limitless possibilities for groups and individuals to enjoy in their new home. All events during the open house are free.

The open house will feature demonstrations from sports groups, service clubs, committees, and free activities such as:

  • Public skating (bring your own skates)
  • Face painting
  • Zumba party in pink (Wellspring fundraiser)
  • Pickleball (please bring appropriate shoes for all gym activities)
  • Skate with the Jr. B Pelham Panthers

You can view a full list of events and times here.

“The community has worked hard for many years to design and build this outstanding facility,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn. “We are delighted that this grand opening event will showcase ways in which each of the user groups intend to use the community centre for many years to come. I hope the entire community joins us on September 15 for the open house or at the NHL Alumni game to celebrate the first of many ‘moments that matter’ in our community’s new centre.”

Parking is available at the community centre, however, a free shuttle is offered between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 10 p.m. from the old Pelham Arena (1120 Haist Street) and Town Hall (20 Pelham Town Square). The shuttle will run the route continuously during these times. Regular Pelham Transit is also available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at no cost.

The MCC will be closed from 3-5 p.m. as preparations for the NHL Alumni game are conducted.

Pelham Cares will be on site collecting “Back to School Items” for kindergarten – grade 12. If you have extra back to school supplies, your support is appreciated.

For further event information, contacts, messages, and more, visit: www.pelham.ca/mcc-grand-opening.

For more on the community centre, visit: www.pelham.ca/mcc.



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