Saturday, May 18, 2024

Here’s why former NHL star Ray Bourque will be playing a hockey game in Victoria tomorrow


What’s better than the good ol’ hockey game?!

A game played by some of the best of the best former Boston Bruins players, Victoria Firefighters, AND with 100% of the proceeds going to our local Umbrella Society!

This Saturday, October 5th, you can take in this charity hockey game as the Greater Victoria Firefighters face off against one of the NHL’s most famed teams to ever play.

The Boston Bruins Alumni, led by NHL legend Ray Bourque, will be playing at the Q Centre in Colwood for this exciting family-friendly event, and all to support a fantastic cause! 100% of the funds raised go towards the purchase of a second stage recovery house for the Umbrella Society, that they currently operate on a rental basis.

Umbrella provides support to individuals who struggle with issues related to substance use. In addition to three recovery houses for men and women, they offer outreach, family counselling and collaboration with community health partners.

On top of what promises to be an exciting game, there will also be a VIP tail gate party, meet and greet opportunities, dressing room passes, chuck-a-puck, 50/50 draws and more!

The Q Centre’s Victoria Grizzlies will also be there to join in the festivities, and the Bruins are bringing their very own announcer John Horrigan to Victoria to do announce play-by-play of the game! They will also have local talent Al Ferraby join them to sing both national anthems, and you can count on some local mascots to help make the day fun.

Tickets are still available, but grab them fast! This is sure to be a once in a lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Boston Bruins Almuni vs. Greater Victoria Firefighters Charity Hockey Game

  • Where: The Q Centre, Colwood
  • When: Saturday, October 5th at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25 each – available online
Seanna Wainman
Seanna Wainman
Managing Editor at Victoria Buzz. Have a story idea? I'd love to hear from you! Email me at

Read more

Latest Stories