On behalf of the board of directors for the Estevan 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games Committee, it is our pleasure to write a letter in support of the proposal bid submitted by the Estevan Bruins hockey club and the community of Estevan to host the 2016 Western Canada Cup junior A hockey tournament.
The community of Estevan is well known for its active volunteers and our ability to run first class, successful events. The Estevan Bruins are a strong club, operated by a dedicated group of hard working individuals.
Any event hosted by this group will be run in a positive and effective manner.
Our board, in preparation for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games in July of 2016, is excited about the opportunity to partner with the committee that has been struck to organize the Western Canada Cup in Estevan. We feel that with the committees working together to host the two events, we can create a vibrant atmosphere in our community.
It is our plan to share resources, expertise, and build off of each other’s excitement as the two events come closer. We have pride in our community, and we welcome all opportunities to bring events such as these to Estevan.
The 2016 Western Canada Cup will be well-housed in the remarkable arena, Affinity Place. We are excited for people to see that multi-use facility utilized as the home for a major hockey tournament, and then a few months later, utilized as the home of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Saskatchewan Summer Games.
It will show off the facility in the way that the volunteers, who worked countless hours fundraising to build it, could only dream.
We look forward to watching some hockey with you, and then having you stick around and watch the biggest multi-sport event in Saskatchewan a short time later. Estevan is the place to be in 2016!
Brian Senchuk and Brian Smith
Estevan 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games Committee