WINNIPEG, MB - Playoff fever is catching, the countdown to game one has started and it's going to storm as the Whiteout is headed to the streets of Winnipeg.
Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration and share in every goal, every hit, every moment of Jets playoff hockey.
As part of the Winnipeg Jets playoff push, Economic Development Winnipeg announced that it's hosting the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party. This event gives fans a place to cheer on the Jets while showcasing Winnipeg to the world.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. This is our chance to showcase Winnipeg to the world,” said Dayna Spiring, President and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg. “Our city has been waiting a long time for a hockey team that has a chance for a deep playoff run. We wanted to provide a venue to channel that energy that was safe, welcoming and fun for fans.”
The Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party will take place before and during every Jets home playoff game, and will be located on Donald Street between Portage and Graham Avenues.
“Playoff fever has been building up in this city and we anticipate that fans will want a place to come together to share their energy and excitement,” said Kevin Donnelly, Senior Vice-President, Venues & Entertainment, True North Sports + Entertainment. “We’ve seen the success of similar events in cities like Calgary and Nashville and it’s our turn to put Winnipeg in the spotlight, showcase our amazing city, and give the best hockey fans in the NHL the party that they deserve.”
This free family-friendly event will feature two large viewing screens to watch the hockey action live, as well as food and beverages available for purchase on-site.
“Winnipeg’s a sports city, and hockey is a big part of who we are,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “I want to encourage everyone to get behind our home team, show your pride in our city, and demonstrate why the Winnipeg Jets will be Canada’s team during this year’s playoffs.”
More details on the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party will be made in advance of Game 1 of the Jets playoff series.
With files and picture from Winnipeg Economic Development