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Candlelight Vigil to be held at Canalta Centre in Honour of Humboldt Broncos

Post Date:04/08/2018 2:48 PM

Medicine Hat, AB – This evening, Sunday, April 8, at 7 p.m., a candlelight vigil ceremony will be held at centre ice at the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat to honour the victims, families, friends, and fans of the Humboldt Broncos.

On Friday, April 6, fifteen people were killed when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a truck in Saskatchewan in one of the worst disasters to strike Canada's sporting community.

“Tonight, we will come together as a community to show our support and love for the lives lost and those that have been impacted by this tragic event“, says Tammy Sweeney, general manager of the Canalta Centre. “The hockey community is family and we stick together.”

Doors for the Canalta Centre will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at centre ice. Refreshments will be available.

All donations accepted this evening will be sent to the Go Fund Me account setup in honour of the Humboldt Broncos.

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About Canalta Centre: The Canalta Centre is Medicine Hat’s premiere entertainment venue and home to the Medicine Hat Tigers. Located in the Box Springs Business Park, this state-of-the-art facility has seating for over 6,000 people and boasts top-notch sporting and entertainment events. The Canalta Centre team creates unique experiences that turn into memories and first-time visitors into loyal supports. For more information and upcoming events visit

About SMG: Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit

Media Contact
Tammy Sweeney
General Manager
Canalta Centre

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