Coffee shops and Facebook, will be active today with the number one topic for many, this past Sunday's JETS game. We had good fortune of being at the MTS Centre, and the day turned out to be all that it was hyped to be. There was a super buzz in the MTS Centre with lots and lots of familiar faces milling about, including Winnepeg Mayor Sam Katz, Gail Asper, Former Jet Thomas Steen,and many business leaders. I was also inspired by LOTS and LOTS of Jets jerseys, then and now. Ror me, one of the highlights, was the video tribute to the late Rick Ripien, who signed with the Jets this summer, which was followed by Oh Canada with Chantel Kreviazuk, and Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and lots of enthusiastic singing by those of us in the audience. The other highlight was to have Ripien's mother drop the puck....pretty emotional....pretty special. It was also a pleasant surprize to be seated near the Lay's Hometown Hero, whom we talked about on last week's morning show. As mentioned then Lay’s is the official potato chip of the Winnipeg Jets and in celebration of the new 5-year partnership, Manitobans have been invited to participate in the Lay’s Hometown Heroes program whereby they can nominate someone who’s made a positive impact on their community for the chance to be recognized as a Hometown Hero with a pair of Jets home game tickets! The First Lay’s Hometown Hero was Murray Jones who has been a fire fighter for the past 29 years! Murray was nominated by his daughter for being a local hero to so many with his giving heart, compassion for local citizens and his family. Murray, with his daughter Brittany, was awarded his home game tickets to Sunday's game outside of the MTS Centre and was joined by Jason McDonell, vice-president of marketing, PepsiCo Foods Canada and Norva Riddell, senior vice-president of Sales and Marketing, Winnipeg Jets.
With 40 home games left - Manitobans are encouraged to visit www.lays.ca/hometownhero to nominate their local Hometown Hero for the chance to be awarded with their own home game tickets!
Go Jets Go