PORT ALICE—The 35th annual Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey tournament kicks off today at Doug Bondue, heralding the return of the Village’s traditional homecoming party weekend.
The tournament, named for the former mill worker and hockey standout who died suddenly at age 27, features competition in four divisions over four days, with finals scheduled for Sunday.
Features include round-the-clock hockey Friday evening into Saturday, the Oscar Hickes Dance Saturday evening, a turkey dinner at the Legion Hall Sunday and numerous raffles, 50/50 draws, concession and other fund-raising activities.
Groups benefiting from the fund-raisers include Port Alice Minor Hockey, North Island Secondary School’s dry grad, Henny Penny Preschool and the school parent advisory committee.
Tickets for Saturday’s 9 p.m. dance, featuring live music by the Jam Shack Araknids, are available only in advance and will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets or for more info, call Michelle Cliff at 250-284-6631 or Shawna Tamburini at 250-284-3532.