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Memorial Cup Trophy heading to Essex

Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017

Essex area residents can experience junior hockey’s most coveted prize up close and personal on Friday, May 26 when the Memorial Cup makes a stop at the Essex Memorial Spitfire Monument in Heritage Gardens Park.

Everyone is invited to stop by the Spitfire between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to get a close look at the trophy, take photographs, and ask questions.

“We are very excited to welcome the Memorial Cup to Essex,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “The ambitious community tour organized by the City of Windsor and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island will ensure that every resident of Essex County has an opportunity to view the Cup and participate in the excitement.”

The Cup arrives in Windsor on May 18th in advance of the 10-day championship series that begins May 19th. The Essex stop takes place on Day 7 of the Community Tour. The Town will also host an information booth at the WFCU Centre during the semi-final game that starts at 7:00 p.m. that night.

The Essex stop takes place on the same day as the 2nd Annual Essex Rocks and Rolls Car/Motorcycle Cruise In. That event takes place from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Heritage Gardens Park and includes family music and entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and vendor booths. Special guests include Elvis (James Gibb), multi-time winner of Collingwood Elvis Festival.

The Essex Memorial Spitfire Monument is located in Heritage Gardens Park in downtown Essex Centre, near the historic Essex Railway Station (87 Station Street).