The 2022 Memorial Cup was not just the biggest Memorial Cup ever, but a celebration of our community. It took over the region and the rest of the country took notice. With our Memorial Cup theme of One for All, we used our time in the spotlight to share our message of unity, diversity, equality, and inclusion for all.
The Saint John Sea Dogs, TD Bank Group (TD), along with a number of local community leaders are proud to announce the first ever One For All Festival, which will be held this Family Day Weekend, February 17-20, 2023 at TD Station.
“Sports, specifically hockey in Canada, have the power to unify,” said Sea Dogs’ President and General Manager Trevor Georgie. “And we are committed to continue our vision of making a difference and having a lasting impact. We are a small but diverse and mighty community, and, as we saw this past June, we can make a big difference. We want to continue to evolve and create positive change in the hockey world. Thank you to TD and the generous local leaders and businesses for stepping up in support of this.”
From Friday, February 17 to Monday, February 20 (Family Day), the One for All Festival will take over TD Station, with four days of events capturing the spirit of the 2022 Memorial Cup and building upon it. It will bring together and integrate arts, culture, and the entire community into the hockey experience.
“As the official bank of the Saint John Sea Dogs, we are proud to continue bringing new and exciting experiences to the fans, our customers and colleagues in Saint John during the One for All,” said Jenn Auld, Vice President Atlantic Region, TD Canada Trust. “At TD, we know sport and music have the power to help bring people together and feel a sense of belonging in their local community. We look forward to connecting with hockey and music fans alike, and celebrating the careers of artists who are making a difference in their community.”
For entertainment, three performers from Legends in Concert, the longest running show in Las Vegas history, will entertain the crowd at TD Station. Acts in tribute to Elton John, Tina Turner, and Lady Gaga, will perform on the TD Stage before the game and during both intermissions. These three performers were selected for not only their iconic music, but for the important social impact that they have made.
Friday, February 17: Elton John Tribute and Sea Dogs vs. Phoenix at TD Station. Show begins at 6:30 PM.
Elton John is a music and 2SLGBTQ+ icon, and major supporter of important charitable work in the sports, entertainment, and inclusivity space. He has a sports fund that supports prospects from more than 50 sports, a scholarship fund at the Royal Academy of Music, and is a leader in the global AIDS community, helping overcome the stigma, discrimination and neglect surrounding AIDS. Tickets for this game are available here.
Saturday, February 18: Tina Turner Tribute and Sea Dogs vs. Islanders at TD Station. Show Begins at 6:30 PM
Tina Turner is a pop icon and the first Black artist and woman to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Additionally, three decades before the #MeToo movement inspired men and women to publicly share their abuse stories, she courageously revealed the truth of her abusive marriage with her husband and manager. Tickets for this game are available here.
Sunday, February 19: Hockey for All Day
Hockey should be for everyone and Hockey for All Day is a full day of events offered to the community by the Sea Dogs, free of charge.
This will include sledge hockey, hockey for newcomers, women’s and men’s hockey clinics, coaching seminars, Sea Dogs alumni events, and special guests from the hockey world. A full schedule of events and how you can participate will be released in the coming weeks.
Monday, February 20: Lady Gaga Tribute and Sea Dogs vs. Islanders at TD Station. Show begins at 1:30 PM
Lady Gaga is not only a multi-time Grammy Award winner, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, but an advocate for inclusivity and mental health. This includes the Born this Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, supporting the mental health of young people, aiming to “make kindness cool”, validate the emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Tickets for this game are available here.
The Sea Dogs’ One for All Festival 2023 presented by TD is going to be a fun and important event for the community. Make sure to mark it on your calendar now!
Tickets are sure to go quick for this event and are available now at the TD Station Box Office and online.