Oilers’ first championship team reunites for Stollery

Champs gather in October to raise money

Members of the Edmonton Oilers’ first championship team are reuniting this fall to score some funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

ns-oliersWayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey and other members of the 1984 Stanley Cup championship squad are reuniting Oct. 10 at Rexall Place where fans can listen to hockey greats swap stories, share memories and catch up with fellow teammates.

Proceeds of the event will support the Stollery.

“Thanks to the generous support of our donor community, including the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, the Stollery continues to pursue excellence in enhanced programs, research, equipment and facility improvements,” says Dr. Christine Kyriakides, medical director of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Lowe, now Oilers Entertainment Group Vice-Chairman, says this fall’s event continues a tradition of giving for the franchise and this particular group of athletes.

“It was important for all of us involved that we create a charitable legacy in the community,” says Lowe.

“And that legacy at the Stollery will be in honour of the ’84 Cup team. There is no better place and no better partner than the Stollery.”

The Stollery Children’s Hospital serves the largest catchment area of children in all of Canada. Kids with the most acute cases of illness come from remote locations across northern Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Fans can buy tickets via Ticketmaster for $99 each starting Aug. 22.

(Alberta Health Services)