Oilers to Host 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion at Rexall Place
Fans invited to join members of ’84 team for once-in-a-lifetime event, Proceeds going to Stollery for Oilers Legacy
(Edmonton, AB) August 19, 2014 – The stars have aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, one of the greatest teams in the history of the game, on October 10 in Edmonton. During a live video conference today, Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky joined Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Kevin Lowe to announce that the team will host a special celebration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historic 1984 Stanley Cup victory.
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Oilers fans will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the entire 1984 Championship team and staff, including Oilers legends Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr, Glenn Anderson and Glen Sather, as they reunite in Edmonton on October 10 to participate in the 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion event, an evening of storytelling and memory sharing at Rexall Place, in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Tickets for the 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion will go on sale to the public Friday, August 22 at 10:00am at edmontonoilers.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. All seating is reserved and priced at $99 per seat plus applicable fees. All ticket fees generated for the event will in turn be donated to the fundraising cause by Ticketmaster.
“Winning the first Stanley Cup in 1984 was a huge moment for everyone on the team. We gave everything we had that year and it took a monumental team effort to dethrone the Islanders,” said Wayne Gretzky. “It is going to be amazing to see everyone again, the first time we’ve all been together since 1984. I can’t wait to be in Edmonton and share stories and many great memories with our fans.”
The 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion event at Rexall Place will be a magical evening that will relive the greatest moments from the storied 1983-84 season. There will be multiple musical acts taking the crowd back to that retrospective time when music, sport and daily life were all woven together. Out of the vault will be never-before-seen video and stills that will accompany many of the stories being shared live by various members of the team. Special guests, interactive crowd participation and reliving memories in a multimedia display will round out an unforgettable evening.
“The 1984 team was the people’s team, Edmonton’s team, and the whole City played a part in making us champions. It was a historic occasion for the City of Edmonton and the National Hockey League,” said Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman Kevin Lowe. “It’s only fitting we invite fans back to where the magic happened to celebrate with an evening of intimate storytelling, entertainment and interaction with the team.”
In honour of the ’84 team, who laid the foundation for the dynasty that followed, the Edmonton Oilers will create a legacy in the community. Net proceeds from the 1984 Stanley Cup Reunion will be directed to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, specifically for the creation of a new Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic. Pediatric ambulatory care includes over 120,000 visits annually where children see pediatric specialists on an outpatient basis.
“As a centre of excellence, the Stollery Children’s Hospital provides expert care to the sickest kids in Canada and the Foundation is committed to ensuring every child, no matter the distance or the circumstance, receives the best possible care,” said Mike House, President and CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are very proud and fortunate to partner with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation to create a modern, state-of-the-art pediatric ambulatory clinic space at the Stollery that will serve new generations of Oilers fans for decades to come.”
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