|Grand Forks is finalist for 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship|
Grand Forks has been chosen as one of the three finalists to host the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship. The other finalists are Buffalo, N.Y., and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. The 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship is a 10-nation tournament featuring the world's best hockey players under the age of 20. This is the same great event that Grand Forks hosted in 2005!
The Site Selection Committee from USA Hockey will visit Greater Grand Forks Tuesday, Sept. 16, and we need your help as we seek to put our best foot forward with a world-class "Community Rally" at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
In order for Grand Forks to have a legitimate shot at securing this event, the Community Rally must be an "absolute success" in order to demonstrate our communities' desire to once again host this prestigious event. If we don't energize the community and get people out for the Community Rally, we won't get this event. We need a successful Community Rally to differentiate ourselves from the other finalists noted previously.
We need your help! We need the community to come out and show their support for this event as we attempt to make a favorable impression on the Site Selection Committee and help the Greater Grand Forks community secure this prestigious World Championship event.
The 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship Community Rally is Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the main lobby of the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m., with the rally from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
There is free on-site parking at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Lunch is on us! Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served. Come on out for live music, prizes, great food, special guest appearances, and a
GRAND Community Rally!