World Junior A Challenge & Canada 150 Cultural Celebrations

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Full Tournament package includes all 13 games, but do not include admission to the pre-tournament games. Only reserved seating option.

Evening Game package includes a general admission ticket to all evening games including Bronze and Gold Medal.

Day Pass gives access to both games on any given day from Dec. 10-14. Tickets on sale December 1.

Family 4-Pack gives a family of four access to any game from Dec. 10-14. Tickets on sale December 1. 

Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the RECC, by calling 1.888.311.9090 or visiting any ticketpro outlet.

"I am Canadian" Kick-Off Event Presented by MCT Insurance

Truro/Colchester’s Canada 150 festival will officially kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, December 7th presented by McDonald Chisholm Trask Insurance in honor of the Late Jed Ritcey, and will feature the regions rich and diverse history of sport. Jed Ritcey was very well respected in the world of hockey, serving as a long-time Hockey Canada Board Member, Hockey Nova Scotia Past President, and inductee into the Colchester Sport Hall of Fame in November of 2008.


The theme of the evening is “I am Canadian” and most fittingly will be emceed by Jeff Douglas, the Truro native who became well known as “Joe Canada” after the Molson Canadian commercial featuring a loud and proud Douglas reciting a now famous “rant” about what being Canadian means to him. A special reenactment of the speech is planned for the kick-off event, which will also feature Arash Madani as the Keynote speaker. Madani, also a Truro native, is recognized by Sports Media Canada for outstanding broadcasting and is the recent recipient of the prestigious George Gross Award. He currently works as a television and radio sports reporter for Roger’s Sportsnet. Organizers will also welcome the participating Canadian teams from this year’s World Junior A Challenge to take part in the reception.

A special sports legacy video will be displayed at the reception, honoring the past, present and future champions of sport, and a special Canada 150 Sport Mural will be unveiled in the RECC’s newly launched Athlete Development Centre. Tickets

Canada 150 Cultural Celebrations

With funding support from the Government of Canada, Truro-Colchester residents will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre from Dec 7th to Dec 16th. The festival schedule is offset with the World Junior A Hockey Challenge matchups at the Community Credit Union Arena, to permit residents and visitors to participate in a wide variety of multi-cultural experiences and showcases throughout the week.

Pre-Tournament Game Schedule (on sale)

December 8 @ 3:30: Junior A Bearcats vs CZE 

December 8 @ 3:30: RUS vs CAN W (Amherst Stadium)

December 8 @ 7:30: CAN E vs USA

Tournament & Cultural Celebration Schedule

December 10 @ 3:30: CAN W vs CZE

6:00pm – 7:00pm Cobequid Dance Academy and Cantabile Impact! Youth Choir (Foyer)

December 10 @ 7:30: RUS vs CAN E (Jersey Night - Face Painting in Arena)

December 11 @ 3:30: CZE vs USA

6:00pm - 7:00pm Colchester Highland Dancers, Piper and Gallus Gael Re-enactors (Foyer)

December 11 @ 7:30: CAN E vs SUI

December 12 @ 3:30: SUI vs RUS

2:00 – 3:00pm CEC African Dancers, Drummers and Spoken Word Performers (Foyer)

December 12 @ 7:30: USA vs CAN W

December 13 @ 3:30: Quarter Finals 1

6:00pm - 6:30pm Julie Johnstone, Celtic Fiddler (Foyer)

6:30pm - 7:00pm Truro All Star Cheerleaders (foyer)

December 13 @ 7:30: Quarter Finals 2

December 14 @ 3:30: Semi Final 1

6:00pm - 7:00pm A Variety of Dance Performed by New Canadians: Bollywood, Salsa, Cha Cha, etc (Foyer)

December 14 @ 7:30: Semi Final 2

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hockey House with Pistol Packing Papas (Foyer)

December 15 @ 3:30: 5th Place

6:15pm - 7:00pm Acoustic Canadian Classics (Foyer)

December 15 @ 7:30: Bronze Medal

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hockey House with EB Anderson and the Resolutes (Foyer)

December 16 @ 3:00: Gold Medal

1:30pm - 2:30pm Mik’maq and Acadian Drumming, Dancing and Song (Foyer)

All information about the WJAC can be found at


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