Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Duncan Keith Day

The City of Penticton has declared July 17 "Duncan Keith Day".

To celebrate his special day, the Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and 2010 Norris Trophy winner will bring Lord Stanley’s Cup to the South Okanagan Event Centre on Saturday at noon.

“In recognition of Duncan Keith’s phenomenal achievements, the City of Penticton wants to honour and celebrate a citizen who has made Penticton proud,” said Mayor Dan Ashton. “Now, therefore I, Dan Ashton, Mayor of the City of Penticton, do hereby proclaim July 17, 2010 Duncan Keith Day.”

Starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, complimentary tickets will be available to the general public on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be picked up at the box office of the South Okanagan Event Centre or the Wine Country Visitors Information Centre.

“The organizing committee has worked hard to create an event for Duncan Keith that incorporated the things that were important to him — family, the residents of the City of Penticton, youth in our community and those who are less fortunate,” says Larry Lund, chair of the organizing committee. “And I think this celebration will accomplish that.”

Those hoping to attend the ceremonies should pick up their tickets to avoid disappointment.

I'm jealous I won't be home for this. I think it's the first time in my life that the Stanley Cup will be in Penticton as part of a victory lap (each player on the winning team gets to have the Cup for a day in their hometown). My parents have their tickets though so I'll get to live vicariously through them.

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