One for All
As a part of the celebrations, the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia will not only be at the arena, but all over the historic uptown core of Saint John with the One for All District. Walking distance from the arena, excellent restaurants, and the waterfront, the One for All District will come alive with music, food, entertainment, and more, all to showcase Saint John’s diversity, equity, and inclusion and embody the theme of ‘One for All’!
You won’t want to miss out on the action during the six fun-filled days with activities planned for all! Keep reading to find out more:
Saturday June 18th: Youth Day – 12 PM – 1 AM
We kick off the One for All District with Youth day which is a dedicated day to celebrate the future of the city, the youth, with a jam packed day of family friendly activities. Get involved and excited about the Memorial Cup with recurring events like Mini Hockey, Paint the Streets, Street Yoga, Skills Competitions and many more! Join us 12 PM -1 AM to kick off the One for All district with a bang!
Music will be provided by The Backstays (8-9 PM) and What the Funk (9-10:30 PM).
The Backstays are a Saint John-based alternative band consisting of Pete Johnston on guitar/vocals and keyboards, Serenna Chapman on violin/vocals and keyboards, Derek Hichie on keyboards/guitar, Keith Whipple on bass, and Lorne Kirkpatrick on drums. The band brings together roots and heartland rock into a more expansive sound that equally evokes new wave and post-punk.
A Funk/Soul/R&B cover-band from Saint John, What the Funk will bring the crowd to their feet with dynamic and energetic music that gets people moving.
Sunday June 19th: Father’s Day – 12 PM – 7 PM
After Youth Day, we will be celebrating Father’s Day in the streets! With Golf greens, Craft Beer vendors, and street games, it’s sure to be a Happy Father’s Day all around. It will be fun for the whole family with recurring activities in the district like Street Hockey, live entertainment on stage, and more! Join us 12 PM – 7 PM for a day of celebration and fun for all ages before the tournament starts on the 20th!
Thursday June 23rd: LGBTQ2+ Day – 5 PM – 11 PM
Thursday marks Game Four of the Memorial Cup, when you can come celebrate LGBTQ2+ Day! The district will come to life with energy, with a guest host, drag show from 7:30-9 PM, DJ, photo booth, and lots of fun surprises. You won’t want to miss this day of celebration of the diversity that makes Saint John beautiful!
Friday June 24th: Francophone Night – 5 PM – 10 PM
Come join the party Friday from 5 PM – 10 PM for Francophone Night where we will highlight the French culture in all different communities! Acadian, Quebecois, and French speaking newcomers will all be celebrated as we recognize la Francophonie and all its forms!
What’s better than poutine? Poutine with CHL alumni! Make your way to the One for All district as three former Sea Dogs taste test dishes from local restaurants to judge who makes the best poutine in the city once and for all! With even more activities including Street Hockey, live entertainment, vendors and events, we are excited to bring together our French communities.
Live entertainment will be provided by Moyenne Rig from 6-7 PM, Phil Athanase from 7-8 PM, and Tradition from 8-9 PM.
Moyenne Rig is a Country Acadian group inspired by the sounds of bluegrass. Performing since 2018, all members of this group, Martin Bourque on guitar and vocals, Noah Ouellette on banjo and harmonies as well as Jeremy Richard on mandolin, are only 14 years old!
Originally from the Chaleur region, Phil Athanase has performed his country inspired folk rock all over the Maritimes. Bringing an explosive energy to the stage as both a solo act and the lead singer of Big Bad Party Band, Phil won the award for Stage Presence at the 2017 Gala de la Chanson de Caraquet.
The Saint John-based band Tradition will round out the performances for the night. Comprised of Daniel Ouellette, Jean-Marc Cormier, Jeannot Hachey, Pete Belliveau, Gilles Melanson et France Maillet, Tradition has performed all over the Maritimes since the release of their first album in 2008, bringing joy and getting people dancing all the way.
Sat June 25th: Maritime Day – 12 PM – 11 PM
Kick the weekend off right on Saturday celebrating Maritime day with fun for all! The One for All district will come alive, celebrating the east coast lifestyle, and showing any visitors from around the country how the Maritimes can throw a party. With live music, street games, Moosehead, and a Sea Dogs v. the QMJHL viewing party in the streets, it will be a Maritime Party of all!
Live entertainment will be provided by Kings County BRR from 8-9 PM and Jamie Comeau & The Crooked Teeth from 9-11 PM.
Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth are a Saint John based group with an Alternative Blues/Indie Folk sound. Awarded first place in the Harvest Jazz & Blues Stingray Music Rising Star Competition 2017, The Crooked Teeth continue to rise in the east coast music scene.
Sunday June 26th: Multicultural Day – 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday June 26th marks the end of the One for All district with Multicultural day, going from 12 PM – 6 PM we will have family fun activities, with street games, building projections, vendors, and a human library, we want to celebrate the diversity of our community with you!