“This is a fairly large event,” said Nicole Trudeau, parks and recreation director. “We will be seeing lots of people coming here.”
The Hawkesbury Hawks Junior A Club succeeded in claiming host privileges for the 2020 tournament. Now the club and the parks and recreation department will begin working together on all the pre-tournament planning needed to guarantee a successful venue, before the first puck drops at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex in May for the five-day tournament.
“We will be looking for volunteers,” said Trudeau. “We are getting together a tournament planning committee.”
A call for assistance with tournament organization will go out through the municipal website and other media, once the planning committee has reviewed and compiled a list of needs for the tournament. Trudeau noted that other Fred Page Cup tournaments at other venues have meant at least several thousand visitors coming in to a community during the five days of the event. Hawkesbury’s Robert Hartley Sports Complex has a 1000-seat capacity for its arena.
“This will give us a good visibility profile for Eastern Canada, and Canada as a whole,” she concluded.