We are thrilled to announce that Oilersnation will be holding another golf tournament this summer! The second annual Oilersnation Open is brought to you by our friends at ATB Financial!
Here are the details:
When - August 30, 2018 (Thursday)
-Bus leaves the Pint Downtown at 11:30am
- Shotgun start: 1:30pm
Where - Cougar Creek Golf Resort
How much - $1000/team or $900 Early Bird price until June 30
Teams - Groups of Four (4)
A banquet will also be held after the golfing wraps up. We will have a ton of prizes and giveaways all day long including Oilersnation swag bags for all participants. Transportation will also be provided from the Pint Downtown. The bus will take the golfers to and from the golf course.
As always, a portion of all proceeds from your ticket purchase will be donated directly to a local charity. This time we've partnered up with the Gregor Foundation to make sure that our kids are at their most handsome. What is the Gregor Foundation?
The Gregor Foundation was started in 2014 by Jason and Traci Gregor after seeing a need to help. The Foundation provides a new suit for graduation complete with shirt, tie, shoes and socks to less fortunate high school students in Edmonton and area. We work closely with high school counsellors who identify and qualify the students who are in need.
If you've been following the Nation for any length of time then you'll already know how much we love to throw hockey-related parties, and this year's season opener is no different. The only difference this time around is that the team is starting the season in Sweden and that means the puck drops on day one at 11 am instead of sometime in the evening. My friends, this year, we're talking about a brunch party.
By the grace of the good Gord and, of course, the schedule makers, we got the unique opportunity to throw a season opener party the likes of which we've never done before. I mean, we've thrown plenty of parties in my tenure at the Nation, all of which have been a great time too, but we've never had the chance to really put in a solid day session before. When we started talking about the idea of throwing another season launch party, we were going back and forth to decide whether or not we should delay a bit to do this on a game that fell in the evening but the idea of a brunch party was just too awesome to pass up.
If you've ever been to one of our season opener parties before, you already know that one of the best parts is getting 200 Nation citizens together to meet up and start off the new season on a high note. Not only are these parties a great way to get the band together, it's especially fun to meet new people that you've been
arguing with talking to online for Gord knows how long. Over the past 10+ years, we've built a pretty incredible community around this website and our love for the hockey team, making events like the Season Opener Party something that I always look forward to. And when you add in the brunch factor, we've got the makings of an event that none of us will soon forget... depending on how many breakfast Caesars you have, of course.
In addition to meeting wonderful Internet people like Chris the Intern, the actual point of these parties is to raise money for a local charity that we feel strongly about and this time around is no different. For this year's season opener party, we've partnered up with our friends at KidSport to help them raise money and awareness for all of the wonderful things they do in our communities. If you don't know about KidSport, their goal is to provide "financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under." Needless to say, getting more kids into sports that can sometimes be incredibly expensive is something I think we can all get behind and we would love your help in making that happen.
And since it wouldn't be a Nation party without a swag bag, we wanted to start off the season with a bag of treats that you can feel good about along with plenty of giveaways to keep you engaged all afternoon.
The bag: Exclusive Season Opener Party tee, Pint GC, Oodle Noodle GC, stickers, and a ticket to enter all of the draws and raffles
The giveaways: Memorabilia giveaways, NationGear giveaways,
Anything else: We’ll also be having a NationGear pop-up shop that features some of the new shirts and hoodies that we've got for the upcoming season.
Where: The Pint Downtown
When: October 6th, with doors opening at 10 am and the hockey game starting at 11 am
Who: Every single one of you... that is of legal drinking age
Why: To celebrate the launch of a new season, get together, and to raise as much money as possible for our friends at KidSport
How much: Tickets are $25 each with net proceeds going directly to KidSport
I recommend that you get your tickets as soon as you can because this thing is going to sell out. See you at The Pint!