Friday, 30 April 2010

ex Wheat King to be Part of Arrival & Rededication Ceremony

Former Brandon Wheat Kings' goaltender Trevor Kidd will be part of the Arrival and Rededication ceremony for the Memorial Cup.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Leslie Parade Square at CFB Shilo, about 20 minutes East of Brandon.

The Memorial Cup was originally donated to the Ontario Hockey Association in 1919 in memory of the Canadian soldiers who died during World War I.

On May 13, the Cup will be rededicated in memory of all Canadians who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Canada's conflicts.

Kidd will be on hand to represent the players of all four participating teams. Kidd spent 2 1/2 seasons with the Wheat Kings before being traded to Spokane, where he helped the Chiefs capture the 1991 Memorial Cup title.

Kidd is one of several ex-Wheat Kings expected to be back in Brandon for the 11-day festivities next month

Plans for the Cup's arrival and rededication ceremony also includes an official fly-by from the Canadian Snowbirds demonstration team and a number of helicopter demonstrations.

Following the rededication, the Memorial Cup will be delivered along Veterans Way to Brandon by an armoured vehicle convoy.

A brand new museum gallery, dedicated to Manitoba's historical military involvement is set to open that morning, with free entry for the duration of the 11-day championship.

An interactive military display will also be set up within the Subway Memorial Cup Village at the Keystone Centre.

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