Businesses Invited to #paintthetownred for Hometown Hockey

Tue, November 12, 2019

Prince Rupert is on this year's list of communities selected to host Rogers Hometown Hockey - the ultimate cross-country celebration of our unofficial national sport. Want your business to be involved? Help us #paintthetownred in the weeks leading up to the event! Rogers Hometown Hockey will be doing a prize draw for participating businesses to win a back-stage tour for you and your staff of Hometown Hockey 'behind the scenes'.

The event will be held Saturday, December 7th, through to the evening of Sunday, December 8th at the Prince Rupert Recreation Complex at 1000 McBride Street. Featuring two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages, the festival concludes with an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet.

The arrival of Rogers Hometown Hockey means the City of Prince Rupert will be showcased on a national stage and the City is encouraging our awesome local business community to get involved. Business owners are invited to participate in the Paint the Town Red & White Storefront Window Decorating Contest. Suggestions for decoration themes include:

• Canadian pride

• Local hockey teams

• Favourite NHL teams

The businesses who go above and beyond to show their Prince Rupert hockey pride will win an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Rogers Hometown Hockey on Saturday December 7th from 1:30-2:00 pm along with a swag bag! After decorating your store, post a photo to Facebook with the hashtag #paintthetownred and tag @CityofPR to be entered to win.

For inquiries related to the contest, please contact Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager at the City of Prince Rupert at (250) 627 0976 or email

For general inquiries about the Rogers Hometown Hockey event contact Rosa Miller, Corporate Administrator at the City of Prince Rupert at (250) 627 0934 or email

#hometownhockey #rogershometownhockey #painthetownred 🏒✨🍁