Memorial Cup Arrival
The community is invited to a free celebration on Thursday, May 18th: “Witness The Legacy: The Memorial Cup Arrival”. The historic trophy will arrive along the Detroit River from Sarnia on board the Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel Private Robertson V.C before docking at Dieppe Gardens at 6:00pm. The Cup will be off-loaded at 6:30pm to embark on a military led parade to the Cenotaph on University Avenue.
Accompanied by military personnel, the Memorial Cup will be paraded from Dieppe Park up Ouellette Avenue to the Essex County War Memorial in City Hall Square for a special ceremony. The Memorial Cup Arrival Ceremonies, a free family-oriented event, will start at 7:00pm. Following that, the trophy will be on display inside Windsor City Hall for public viewing and photographs until 9:00pm.
“It’s exciting to announce events like this as we get closer to actually hosting the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup”, noted Event Chair John Savage. “Everything is coming together in our quest to make this a most memorable experience and to showcase our great City of Windsor and surrounding area.”
The Arrival Ceremonies will be preceded by the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup “Opening Banquet” at the St. Clair Centre For the Arts, featuring guest speaker Jim Ralph. For more information or to purchase tickets for the “Opening Banquet” please click here.