Wayne Rostad, popular television host, entertainer and friend of Canadian ice hockey has been announced as the host / MC of the upcoming Long Pond Hockey Heritage Classic.
With a biography and background that spans the country coast-to-coast, Wayne Rostad is a part of the Canadian fabric within its arts, cultural and entertainment industry. A few highlights of his professional accomplishments over many years include: hosting CBC’s “One the Road Again”, CTV’s “Country Report” and the “Children’s Miracle Telethon Network”. He is a member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Canada 125 Medal.
When we look at Wayne’s community and charitable accomplishments, we receive a broader sense of his dedication to giving back to his community. A summary of both his personal and professional accomplishments (well worth viewing), can be seen here as a part of the WanyeRostad.com website.
Speaking on behalf of the organizing committee, David Hunter commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to have someone like Wayne participating as part of this year’s event. In speaking with Wayne earlier today he is equally excited to be involved and he really looks forward to serving as our guest MC at this year’s Long Pond Hockey Heritage Classic banquet. ”
The Long Pond Hockey Heritage Classic began four years ago and serves as one of the community’s main fund raising events for the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. Funds raised assist the organization to operate the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum as well as promoting the town’s proud hockey history and its evolution from Long Pond in Windsor to the world. Windsor has staked a solid claim as the Birthplace of Hockey with Long Pond celebrated as the Cradle of Hockey!
In discussing this year’s event David Hunter further commented, “We have a great team of players this year which can be reviewed on our website at LongPondClassic.com. It includes: Glenn Anderson, Mike Krushelnyski, Dennis Vial and Robert Sweeney plus others. The teams are filling up and banquet tickets are selling fast, so for anyone wanting to play or attend, now is the best time to sign-up before the event sells out as in previous years.”
Prior to the official Long Pond Classic event, the local New Boundaries organization will kick off the weekend hosting its annual charity fund raising hockey game between the local RCMP and Windsor Fire Department. Game time is 7:30 PM at the Hants Exhibition arena. Some of the Celebrity players from the tournament will also be lacing up their skates for this fun-filled event.
The Long Pond Classic will kick off on Saturday morning with the first games starting at 9AM at Long Pond. The official opening ceremony will be at approximately 12:30 PM. Following the day’s games the doors for the Banquet will open at 5:30 PM and Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.
For added information on the Long Pond Classic visit, www.LongPondClassic.com and for added information on Wayne Ronstad visit: www.waynerostad.com