Edmonton Elks providing tickets to August 27 game for Northwest Territories fire evacuees

Evacuees can claim complimentary tickets at the Elks Team Store, or at all ticket windows on game day

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Elks are offering wildfire evacuees from the Northwest Territories complimentary tickets to the Green and Gold's game against the Ottawa Redblacks on Sunday, August 27th.

The Club announced the offer on Monday for any evacuees that have come to Edmonton due to the ongoing wildfire crisis, which has forced the evacuations of communities across the NWT, including Yellowknife.

More than 3,000 evacuees from the NWT had registered at the Edmonton Expo Centre as of noon Sunday.

"We understand that every evacuee's primary focus is on when they can return home, but we wanted to extend the opportunity to attend Sunday's game as our way of showing that Edmontonians are here to support our friends from the North," said Elks Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Gameday Allan Watt.

Evacuees who would like to attend the game can claim their tickets by showing their evacuation wristband, which they were presented with upon registration at the Expo Centre, or by showing their NWT drivers license.

Tickets can be claimed all week at the Elks Team Store inside the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or on game day at any ticket window at Commonwealth Stadium.

Game time on Sunday is 5 p.m.

Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club

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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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