Last week, we launched tickets for our Season Launch Party that will be taking place next Saturday at the Pint Downtown. Considering the events that took place in Edmonton over the weekend, we wanted to amend the plans a little bit while also letting you know that the show will go on.
Before I get started on the changes, I wanted to say definitively that ‘yes’ we are still throwing our event on Saturday night. We’re not going to let the actions of a lunatic change the way we live our lives or change the fact that we want to throw a party and raise money for charity. We’re not going to bow out in fear, and we’re going to use the platform we have to try and make a difference. Being a part of the community is something that this website was built on and we’re not going to let anyone change that.
While the headlines will fade, the long-term effects certainly will not. With that in mind, we felt an overwhelming need to do something – anything – to help the victims, and that’s why we’ve changed the charity component for Saturday night’s party from having net proceeds going to Little Warriors to the victims of this senseless tragedy. We want to thank Little Warriors for understanding why we’re making this change and we promise to work with them very soon. To their credit, we weren’t even able to finish our sentence before they told us to do it.
In the end, I’m not here to tell the story of what happened or caused Saturday night’s attack. More talented people can do that much better than I ever could. I don’t have the words or the ability to accurately portray how brave our first responders are or how devastating that night could have turned out to be. Instead, I’m here to use the platform that I have to try and make a difference to those left behind in this senseless tragedy.
If you can’t purchase attend the event, or aren’t in a position to buy a ticket, we ask that you still share the link to this story. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for the victims of Saturday night’s attack and every click and share of this article helps us move towards that goal. Thank you for taking the time to read and share this article. Take care of each other.
Tickets are on sale now for $30 and will remain on sale straight through until the date of the party, or until they sell out — whichever happens first. Your ticket will also enter you into all of the draws for NationGear prizes and the jersey giveaways that will happen throughout the night.
- Where: The Pint Downtown
- When: Saturday, October 7th starting at 6pm
- Why: Because we’ve got a hankerin’ for some partyin’
- How: By showing us your e-ticket at the door