Duncan Keith bringing Stanley Cup to Penticton

Two-time Stanley Cup champion Duncan Keith will celebrate his 2013 Stanley Cup victory with the City of Penticton on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The NHL defensemen, Olympic Gold Medalist, Norris Trophy winner, Penticton Panthers (now the Vees) alumnus and Penticton Minor Hockey prodigy wants to share the celebration with his hometown. The public is invited to pay tribute to Duncan Keith and view the Stanley Cup at 11 a.m. at Gyro Park.

“We're thrilled that the Stanley Cup is coming to Penticton and the community can share in Duncan Keith's achievement,” said Deputy Mayor Helena Konanz. “Top athletes come to Penticton for high-performance training in a variety of disciplines. This event proves Penticton is a hotbed for hockey talent, and we hope fans of all ages come out to show their support.”

Every member of the Chicago Blackhawks team enjoys one day with the Stanley Cup and Aug. 31 will be the second time Duncan Keith has shared his day with the entire community. This year, a special invite has been extended to players of the Upper Dek Vees, B.C.'s only special needs hockey team and a group that holds great meaning to Duncan Keith.

“By sharing his day with the cup with all of us, Duncan Keith is paying the ultimate tribute to the City of Penticton. He is one of Penticton's hockey heroes and we expect this to be a special day,” says Larry Lund, chair of the local tribute committee.

Due to time limitations, autographs will not be available, but the public is welcome to bring their cameras to record the special day.