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McFARLANE TOYS SPONSORS EDMONTON SPORTS EVENT
Will Be Onsite For Heritage Classic Hockey Experience
Friday, October 31, 2003

New events news just in: McFarlane Toys will be the presenting sponsor of the Coke Heritage Classic Hockey Experience Memorabilia and Trading Card show in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 20-23.

We will have a 10-by-20-foot corporate booth in the City Hall building at this special event. Due to the short lead time, we will not produce an exclusive figure, but we will have some surprise figures available for sale.

The event is being held in conjunction with The Molson Canadian Heritage Classic game and will run Thursday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003.
The Heritage Classic game will feature two of Canada's premiere "heritage" teams -- the Edmonton Oilers with five Stanley Cup Championships, and the Montreal Canadiens with 24 Stanley Cup Championships -- in a regular season matchup in the 50,000-seat outdoor Commonwealth Stadium. A festival atmosphere will be created around the game with special events, live music and fireworks. This will be the first modern-day outdoor hockey game.

Hockey fans attending the Heritage Classic will also be treated to a historical alumni game featuring some of the most celebrated names in NHL hockey history. Wayne Gretzky will be lacing up his skates and donning an Oilers jersey for the first time since 1988, as he leads a team of Oilers alumni against Guy Lafleur and a team of Canadiens alumni. The game will mark the first time Gretzky has participated in an alumni game.

Stay tuned to spawn.com for more specific details on the event. Oh, want a chance to win free tickets to the game? Head over to the contest section to enter. Look out, Edmonton, here we come.