Legendary NHL broadcaster Ron MacLean is coming back to Okotoks at the end of the month.
He was last here in 2019 for a Hometown Hockey event but this time he's coming back to get 'roasted'.
It's being put on by Hockey Canada and the Western Canada Professional Hockey Scouts Foundation (WCPHSF).
It's the WCPHSF's inaugural Celebrity Roast Banquet and they've decided to host it right in our backyard at the Okotoks Centennial Arena.
Ron MacLean has accepted the offer to be roasted by some other NHL and hockey celebrities.
Those confirmed coming to 'roast' Ron are Calgary Flames legend Lanny McDonald, former Calgary Flames radio play-by-play host Peter Maher along with Dennis Beyak, former play-by-play host for the Winnipeg Jets for the last eleven years and Mike Penny, a pro scout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Calgary Flames fan favourite Tim Hunter will also be serving up some sizzling roasts on Ron and sportscaster John Shannon will also be there.
There will also be some amazing silent auction items to bid on from trips to NHL memorabilia including signed sweaters by Alex Ovechkin, Nazem Kadri, Connor McDavid, Austin Matthews, Leon Draisaitl, Mitch Marner, Matthew Barsal and Connor Bedard.
Monies raised will go towards establishing a Wall of Honour for the WCPHSF.
The goal is to have the names of many hockey scouts from Western Canada that have had a high impact on the sport of hockey be recognized for their contributions. The WCPHSF also realize it's the communities that support hockey at a grassroots level and will also be giving back to local communities as the organization continues to grow.
It takes place Saturday, September 30 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
As you can imagine tickets are selling fast and thanks go out to the Okotoks Oilers organization as well for assisting.
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