Homecoming Week starts with a Tailgate Party on June 27.

Homecoming Week starts with a Tailgate Party on June 27.

Tailgate party kicks off Homecoming Week

Full day of family sports, food, and fun June 27 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

  • Jun. 3, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars for the spectacular kickoff event of the Centennial Homecoming Week, happening June 27 at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.  Don’t miss the Centennial Sports Festival and Tailgate Party with special appearances by CFL Alumni and team cheerleaders for a full day of family sports, food, and fun.

Courtenay business sponsors have really pulled out the stops for this party with free all-age soccer and football skill camps, a cheerleader mini–camp, displays and clinics sponsored by Canadian Tire starting at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kids can enjoy fun activities in the KidZone courtesy of Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres as well as free hotdogs and drinks, thanks to Quality Foods.

“We’re really looking forward to sharing the Homecoming Week events with our customers and their families,” said Quality Foods store manager Cyriel DeBruyne.

The fun continues into the afternoon and evening with a huge tailgate party, starting at 3 p.m. You can pre-purchase a tailgate barbecue site at City Hall for $20 (while the spots last) and join CFL Alumni including Dave Cutler, Cory Philpot, Jim “Dirty 30” Young, BC Lions Felion Dancers, and local sports stars for an unforgettable party, Enter your famous chili in the official chili cook-off contest, a juried competition that could name you Centennial Chili Champion.

In the evening, watch the Vancouver Whitecaps game and the CFL Season Opener between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg on the jumbo LED screen, sponsored by Rice Toyota. There will also be a beer garden and lots of great live pre- and post-game entertainment including concerts by the Collective Whole and XLR8.

Entertainment for the evening is sponsored by Coastal Community Credit Union and Tim Hortons. There will be door prizes and giveaway prizes too. The Old House Hotel and Suites have graciously donated several rooms for our VIP alumni.

Plan now to book your barbecue spot, then pack up the cooler and the kids and bring your team spirit to the Comox Valley Sports Centre on June 27 for the party of the century!  For more details, visit the City of Courtenay website at courtenay.ca/100

 

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