Oilers, Oil Kings & Capitals partake in parade

Players celebrate start of Capital EX with Oilers Fanboni on streets of Edmonton

Thursday, 07.22.2010 / 3:06 PM MT / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
By Andrea Goss  -
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Oilers, Oil Kings & Capitals partake in parade
Members of the Oilers Event Team get into the spirit on the Fanboni during the Capital EX Parade in downtown Edmonton.
The Edmonton Oilers Fanboni, along with Capitals players, mascot Razzle and Oil King’s mascot Louie the Lion, took to the streets of Edmonton today for the Capital EX Parade. Starting at 96 Street and 102 Avenue, fans of all ages cheered on the Oilers, Oil Kings and Capitals float as it made its way along the parade route.
“It was very cool,” said 10-year-old Sara Mattson. “The best part was when the lights started flashing and the sirens went off.”

As the parade made its way west down 108 Street and back up 99 Street, a fan favorite were the Capitals players engaging with the crowd.

“[Parades] are always entertaining; the kids are out having a good time. It’s just really fun being a part of this,” said Edmonton Capitals Chris Avery.

Capital EX opens its doors tomorrow at noon and the Oilers, Oil Kings and Capitals will be taking it all in at Monday Morning Magic.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation cares deeply about our Community. Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta. With a focus on education, health and wellness for youth in Oil Country, the EOCF is dedicated to building strong, vibrant and safe communities by demonstrating philanthropic leadership.

Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.