News

Stanley Cup® will be available for public photos at the Innisfail Arena

Jul 28, 2022 | 0 comments

On Monday, August 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the public in Innisfail will have the opportunity for photos with the most prized trophy in hockey.

Former Innisfail resident Ray Bennett is bringing the trophy to town after serving as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Stanley Cup®-winning Colorado Avalanche®. Bennett grew up in Innisfail playing youth sports – including all his minor hockey – and graduated from Innisfail High School in 1980. Bennett also played several seasons with the Innisfail Eagles Senior Hockey team.
Bennett wanted to provide Innisfail’s citizens with what could be considered the chance of a lifetime, but also wanted the event to have some residual benefits in the community.

Attendees will be able take their own photos free of charge, but a photographer will be on site to provide pictures to those whose do not have their own camera. Event organizers will accept donations from attendees to support the Innisfail Minor Hockey Association and the Larry Reid Memorial Coaching Development Foundation, a fund supporting the development of hockey-related initiatives and programs in Innisfail.

Entry to the arena and access to the trophy will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and although the event is intended for residents of Innisfail, attendees from outside the community are able to attend. No tickets or reservation are required; however, due to the potential of large crowd volumes not all attendees are guaranteed an opportunity for a photo.

The event organizers are only able to accept donations of cash or cheque at the event. An option to donate by credit or debit card is not available. Cheques should be made payable to the Innisfail Minor Hockey Association.

A barbecue, which will also be by donation, will be organized and hosted by the Rotary Club of Innisfail. Additionally, the Town will host a game of pick-up street hockey. Attendees are invited to bring a hockey stick and a pair of gloves in order to participate in a game that will be played on one of the arena’s concrete surfaces. Both will run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

A small silent auction will be held at the event featuring a few signed jerseys, sticks, and other assorted items.


Innisfail will have a further opportunity to join in the excitement of having the Stanley Cup® in town. A formal procession will take place on the morning of Monday, August 8 between 9:30 and 9:45. Members of the public are encouraged to come view the Cup as it is delivered to the Innisfail Arena.

Former Innisfail resident Ray Bennett will accompany the trophy along with representatives from Innisfail Minor Hockey, the Innisfail Eagles, Innisfail RCMP, and Innisfail Fire & Protective Services personnel.

To accommodate this event, 50 Street will be temporarily closed between 9:00 a.m. and approximately 10:00 a.m. on August 8, 2022. The street will reopen immediately following the event.

The public will be able to view the procession from pedestrian areas along 50 Street between 49 Ave and 51 Ave. There is no cost to attend.


NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and Lord Stanley is a trademark of the National Hockey League. NHL and NHL team marks are the property of the NHL and its teams. © NHL 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Events

November 2023

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for October

30th

Events for October

31st

Events for November

1st

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Play Pals

Family Resource Network Office
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

2nd

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Knit & Knat

Innisfail Public Library
Events for November

3rd

Events for November

4th

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Knit & Knat

Innisfail Public Library
Events for November

5th

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Events for November

6th

Events for November

7th

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book Club

Innisfail Public Library
Events for November

8th

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Play Pals

Family Resource Network Office
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

9th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mad Potters

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

10th

Events for November

11th

Events for November

12th

13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Events for November

13th

Events for November

14th

Events for November

15th

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Play Pals

Family Resource Network Office
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

16th

Events for November

17th

Events for November

18th

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Game On

Innisfail Public Library
Events for November

19th

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Events for November

20th

Events for November

21st

Events for November

22nd

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Play Pals

Family Resource Network Office
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

23rd

Events for November

24th

Events for November

25th

Events for November

26th

27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for November

27th

Events for November

28th

Events for November

29th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tinkerlab

Family Resource Network Office
Events for November

30th

Events for December

1st

Events for December

2nd

Events for December

3rd