Details are starting to come together as Williams Lake prepares to host Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Deb Radolla is the Hometown Hockey coordinator.

“We’ve picked a location on Oliver Street between second and third avenue and then just off to the sides a wee bit. So there will be a giant street party occurring on the dates January 6 and 7 and Rogers will be providing lots of food and entertainment.”

Radolla says the party will take place from 12 pm until 6 pm on Saturday, and then at noon on Sunday right through until the end of the live broadcast hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Montreal Canadiens which will be projected on to huge screens on Oliver Street.  There will also be a live mobile studio with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone doing pre and post game and intermission shows.

A local organizing committee which held their first meeting Thursday will continue to meet up until the event with the next meeting scheduled for November 9.

“We’ve got lots of involvement from Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association, the Downtown Business Improvement Association is on board, the Chamber of Commerce,” says Radolla.

“So lots of groups are working together to ensure that we provide some local flair to what Rogers is bringing and we make this a real extraordinary winter event for the town.”