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Icebreaker 2023

You’re Invited to an Unforgettable Night of Entertainment!

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: Cocktails at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM

Venue: Merritt Civic Centre

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The Merritt Centennials, your hometown BCHL team with a legacy spanning over 50 years, is thrilled to invite you to our annual Icebreaker event! This night promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with food, laughter, and entertainment!

About the Event:


  • Live Music by Ross Fairweather: Enjoy the soulful sounds of Ross Fairweather, a singer-songwriter based in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada. His music is influenced by contemporary country, folk, blues, and the occasional whiskey. Listen to his latest album, “Long Time Coming,” at Ross Fairweather’s Bandcamp, as he provides the perfect musical backdrop to your evening.



  • Comedy That Will Leave You in Stitches: Get ready for a laughter-filled night as our special host, Mike McGuire, guides us through the evening’s festivities while Mike Goetz, our esteemed mayor joins him.  Mike McGuire is a renowned Metis comedian from Prince George who has performed on Yuk Yuks, CBC, and comedy tours across Canada. He will be performing stand-up after dinner!



  • Player Introductions: Be among the first to meet and greet the stars of the Merritt Centennials’ 2023/2024 season as we introduce our new team members to our community.
  • Live Concert by Dan and Rod: Immerse yourself in the thrill of live music as Dan and Rod, an acoustic rock and dance band with a touring history that includes Airbourne, Steel Panther, Rose Tattoo, and Godsmack, grace the stage. They’ll be playing a mix of originals and covers guaranteed to get you dancing!
  • Fundraising Galore: Participate in various fundraising efforts happening throughout the evening, contributing to the success of the Merritt Centennials’ upcoming season.

Ticket Options:

  • VIP Table for 8 – $700: Indulge in the ultimate Icebreaker experience with a VIP table. Enjoy premium seating and complimentary wine.
  • Standard Table for 8 – $550: Gather your friends and reserve a standard table for an evening of laughter and entertainment.
  • Individual Ticket – $70: Join the excitement by purchasing an individual ticket. We’ll ensure you have a great seat among fellow hockey enthusiasts.

How You Can Make a Difference:

  • Partner with Us: We are looking for partners to help sponsor various aspects of this event, including the bar, catering, entertainment, and more. Your support will make a significant impact on our community’s sports and entertainment.
  • Donate for the Auction/Raffle: Consider contributing an item for our auction or raffle to help us raise funds for the upcoming season. Your generosity will be acknowledged and celebrated as a vital part of our community’s sports and entertainment.
  • Purchase Tickets: Buy your tickets and join us for a night of fun, all while supporting your favorite local hockey team.

Get Involved:

For more information, to become a partner, donate items, or purchase tickets, please contact Jess Cotton, our Events Coordinator, at 250-378-3604 or [email protected] .

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an incredible evening filled with laughter, music, indigenous-themed cuisine, and community spirit, all hosted by the dynamic duo of Mike Goetz and Mike McGuire, and featuring the sensational sounds of Ross Fairweather and Dan & Rod, who have toured with Airbourne, Steel Panther, Rose Tattoo, and Godsmack. Join us at the Merritt Centennials Icebreaker 2023 at the Merritt Civic Centre on October 28, 2023, and help us ensure another successful season of hockey and entertainment for our beloved Merritt community!

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