Over 6000 attend Molson Canadian Olympic Team Send-Off at Big White Ski Resort

Posted On: January 06, 2018 |
Thousands welcomed the Team Canada athletes to the main stage. Photo courtesy of Big White Ski Resort.

It’s official, the Molson Canadian Olympic Team Send-Off party was the biggest village event in Big White history with over 6000 attendees taking part.

Cheering crowds dressed in red, black and white welcomed the Canadian Winter Olympians to the Village Centre during the athlete introduction and parade, which was followed by the Molson Canadian Victory Toast and an athlete meet and greet to allow fans to personally give well wishes to their heroes and get autographs.

Canadian alt-rock band, JULY TALK, played an explosive hour long set on the Village Centre main stage in heavy snow before the evening was capped off with Big White’s famous fireworks and laser show!

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“Big White Ski Resort in conjunction with Molson Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee are beyond proud to send-off our Team Canada athletes on their journey to PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics,” says Michael J. Ballingall, senior vice president at Big White Ski Resort. “Today’s event took Big White to the next level and we were honoured to have the opportunity to host.”

The all-day event also included a skate with former Canadian Women’s Hockey captains Hayley Wickenheiser and Cassie Campbell, free skate rentals on Canada’s highest outdoor skating rink thanks to Sport Chek, 50% off tubing with s’mores and hot chocolate thanks to Tourism Kelowna, hot dogs by donation in the Village Centre thanks to Toyota Canada, Molson Canadian Beer Gardens at The Woods, a screening of the Moguls World Cup, a live performance from Jon Bos Band and of course the after party at the Molson Canadian Beer Gardens.


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