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Generals taking it to the streets

OHL team to host street festival commemorating the home opener

This photo of Tribute Communities Centre is courtesy of TripAdvisor

In recognition of the team’s 2019 home opener, the Oshawa General is hosting its first ever Street Fest this fall.

The festival is in collaboration with the Downtown Oshawa BIA and the Tribute Communities Centre.

Residents are invited to gather in front of the Tribute Communities Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29 before the game to cheer on the Gens as they take on the Kingston Frontenacs.

The Gens’ Street Fest is a free event and organizers say will have a variety of activities to ensure there is something for everyone.

Taking place on Athol Street between Mary Street and Albert Street, there will be live entertainment, and a beer garden.

The Street Fest will also host a hockey shoot-out game, a rock-climbing wall, and an opportunity to take a picture with the Memorial Cup.

Meghan Wright, director of marketing and sponsorship for the Generals, says the team is looking forward to kicking off the hockey season with this event.

“The Generals are excited to bring this new experience to Gens fans and the surrounding downtown area. It will be our first experience partnering with the BIA and we are excited to see how this event will take shape and grow,” Wright says. “Providing new experiences and enhancing our game day atmosphere is something the Generals continue to strive to do, and we hope the public enjoys this free event.”