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Former NHLers converge on Redvers for Sportsman's Dinner

The Redvers Sportsman's Dinner recently made its return, to the delight of fans, supporters and the special guests.
Special guests for the Redvers Sportsman's Dinner were, from left, former NHLers Dean Kennedy and Mike Rathje, TSN reporter Brit Dort, and former NHLers Jeff Odgers and Marty McSorley.

REDVERS - Redvers recreation director Nadine Pryde offered her gratitude to all the volunteers, donors, sponsors and auctioneers that helped make the Redvers Sportsman's Dinner a reality and a success.

The event was held Nov 4. A total of 240 supporters attended the first major event held for the community recreation programs since COVID-19. Dean Kennedy, a former NHL defenceman who hails from Redvers, was joined by fellow long-time NHLers, Marty McSorley, Mike Rathje and Jeff Odgers as special guests.

They entertained the audience with humour and stories of their careers. McSorley and Kennedy took time in the afternoon to skate with fans, young and old, at the town's arena.

This is the main fundraiser for the year. Proceeds from the evening go towards the Redvers Recreation Centre and all of its programs. These include the swimming pool, ball diamonds, curling rink and hockey arena.

Minor through senior recreation leagues are available to the community and area. Pryde is working toward even more success in the months ahead.

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