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.