WINNIPEG, Feb. 19, 2019 - The Winnipeg Jets will take over the town of Morris, Man. on Tuesday, March 5 as part of the inaugural Jets Town Takeover event.
The Jets Town Takeover initiative makes Winnipeg Jets hockey and programming accessible to a community outside of the perimeter and allows the entire community to celebrate the great game of hockey together.
The full day's lineup of events will engage students at Morris School through classroom and on-ice activities before the entire town celebrates social-style at a viewing party hosted by the Winnipeg Jets own home game announcer Jay Richardson.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will participate in Project 11's mental wellness activities which will include yoga, interactive mindfulness exercises, speaker presentations from Craig Heisinger, Senior Vice President & Director, Hockey Operations/Assistant General Manager, and Suzi Friesen, Director of Educational Programs with the True North Youth Foundation, as well as pizza lunches put on by the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club.
The Morris School Hockey Academy and Morris Mavericks hockey team will skate with Winnipeg Jets alumni Derek Meech and Mark Stuart in the afternoon.
At 5:30 p.m. the entire town is invited to the Morris MultiPlex for a viewing party where the Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning away game will be broadcast on a big screen. The Jets will bring the home game atmosphere to the event, complete with Mick E. Moose; the voice of the Winnipeg Jets, Jay Richardson; prizing courtesy of the Jets and Moose; and Jet Dogs for purchase.
Fans attending the Jets Town Takeover are encouraged to bring gently used hockey equipment and/or skating aids to donate to Morris Minor Hockey.
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