All-star defenceman joins banquet
Arguably, he had one of the best NHL playoff beards in the 2011 post-season.
He is a finalist for the NHL’s Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman, and he is, arguably, a frontrunner to be Captain Canada for Team Canada’s entry at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Shea Weber, a native of Sicamous and captain of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, has joined the lineup for the All-Star Sports Banquet in support of Special Olympics Charity Golf Spectacular.
The banquet will take place on Friday, June 17, at the Temptasian Restaurant starting at 6 p.m., and happens in the midst of the Special Olympics Charity Golf Spectacular, slated for June 17-19 at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club’s executive course.
An Olympic gold medallist and NHL all-star, Weber will join Vernon-born fellow teammate Jerred Smithson, Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney, longtime NHL scout Ernie Gare and former NHL star and hockey commentator Howie Meeker at the banquet.
Meeker was recently recognized with the Order of Canada, and predicted the Vancouver Canucks will beat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final.
Those attending the banquet will hear from the guest speakers, take part in a live auction and be served an eight-course family-style meal.
Tickets are only $50. Call 250-545-1287.
Meanwhile, there is still room for golfers wishing to play nine holes on Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club’s executive course during the three-day charity event.
For more information about the banquet, golfing and the big hole-in-one prize, visit the event’s official website at vernongolfspectacular.com.