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VicPD and Victoria Royals join forces for charity scrimmage at SOFMC this Sunday


Lucky for the Victoria Police Department, they won’t be taking on the Royals in a head-to-head game. 

VicPD and Royals players will be mixed together and play a game at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday, November 13th, all in the name of charity.

The charity of choice for this one-of-a-kind exhibition game will be the Victoria City Police Athletic Association (VCPAA) who are a non-profit organization that donates over $30,000 to youth sports and scholarships every year. 

Some VCPAA events include the VCPAA High School Golf Tournament, the VCPAA Basketball Tournament and other events including support for student theatre productions.

“We’re extremely grateful for the partnership we have with VicPD and the VCPAA,” said Royals General Manager and Head Coach Dan Price. 

“We all have a mutual interest in serving and supporting the community in our own unique ways, and this charity event is one step in that ongoing process.”

“We’re excited to share this experience with the VicPD, the VCPAA, our great Royals fans and the community of Victoria.  We look forward to a great turnout and a great day.”

Following the game, a post-game skate with players of the intra-squad match up will give fans the chance to share the ice with their favourite players as well as police officers. To participate, fans need only to bring their skates.

“I’m looking forward to this tremendous event which will give VicPD officers a chance to share the ice with Victoria Royals players in this awesome one-of-a-kind opportunity to support youth in sport across Greater Victoria,” said VicPD Chief Del Manak. 

“I’m thankful to the Royals for the opportunity to deepen the connection between VicPD, the Royals and our community.”

Admission to the game will be by donation with a minimum of $5 suggested donation. 

Victoria Royals and VicPD scrimmage

  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Sunday, November 13th at 1:05 p.m.
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