Mayors put pride on line for BCHL title

News Release

Challenge accepted.

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog may regret it, but Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki has picked up the gauntlet thrown down as the Penticton Vees take on the Nanaimo Clippers for BCHL supremacy.

While the main battle is on the ice for the Fred Page Cup, the two mayors have agreed the losing side will suffer even a little more.

  • the losing Mayor will wear the winner’s jersey during the next regularly scheduled council meeting after the playoffs
  • the losing Mayor will donate $100 to the winner’s charity of choice
  • Nanaimo will send a plate of Nanaimo Bars for a Council meeting, if the Vees are successful
  • Penticton will send a bottle of wine if, somehow, the Clippers win

“Blue is going to look good on Mayor Krog and I’m looking forward to those tasty Nanaimo bars,” says Mayor Vassilaki. “This is just a fun way to support all the hard work that the players on both teams have put in over the last year. Each team has faced a lot of obstacles and both Councils are proud of all they’ve accomplished. But there can only be one winner: Go Vees, Go!”

Game one is this Friday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Get your tickets and cheer on the Vees.


Shane Mills
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Penticton