Being Canadian usually means you’re a hockey fan. The contemporary sport was birthed in Canada and the first indoor hockey game was played on March 1875 in Montreal - there’s a little fun fact to add to your jar of important information. When Kia asked if we’d like to head into the city and support our Halifax Mooseheads for the Memorial Cup kick off you better believe we jumped at the opportunity. Sports have a funny way of bringing together communities and cities and this rings especially true in Halifax. Any night there is a hockey game the city will come together and cheer on our beloved team. This year the Halifax Mooseheads are taking part in the CHL championship being hosted by Kia Canada and we are cheering them on in hopes to win the Memorial Cup (WOO WOO, GO MOOSEHEADS!) Not only are we cheering them on but we are also proud of them for winning the opportunity to host the Memorial Cup over the Moncton Wildcats. Another fun fact, maritimers are about the sweetest people you’ll meet (biased of course, but it is true) so we could not be more pleased to host this super sweet event. Feel free to read all about it here www.chlmemorialcup.ca
I sat Kaia and Theo down the other day and explained to them that we would be taking to them to their first ever hockey game.
Kaia: DO WE GET TO EAT POPCORN? WHAT COLOURS DO THEY WEAR? PINK? CAN I DANCE TO MUSIC? (all very valid questions if I do say so myself)
Theodore: Stick? I go skate? (wondering if maybe we have a future hockey star on our hands.
Needless to say, they were very excited. Kaia has been asking me every day leading up to this experience when we’re going and what day it’s happening (she’s extremely into days of the week right now so it’s fun to watch her figure out which day it is) And of course Theodore is behind her chiming in and repeating the same questions that she has, typical younger sibling stuff, and might I mention one of my favourite things to listen to.
Before attending the hockey game we spent some serious time in the FanZone. The FanZone is located in the Halifax Convention Centre and is the perfect spot to bring your kids (or you) pre game. There are many fun activities - Kaia had a great time helping me pick out a funny character and really enjoyed her stick on tattoos. She kept saying she was just like Daddy and they walked around hand in hand. Also important to note the FanZone is free and open to the public.
The stadium was filled with great vibes and happy people. I have honestly not seen Halifax come together for an event like this in a very long time. The atmosphere was like something out of a movie. We made sure to check out the concert right before the game, Theodore wanted to dance as much as humanly possible and was super sad to leave the tunes. He wasn’t sad for long, off to the game we went to cheer on our fellow Mooseheads.
The kids, Matt and I had an amazing time, we ate all of the things and cheered as loudly as we knew how. The Mooseheads won 4-1 and the crowd went wild! What an amazing experience hosted by Kia. Sidenote: Kia drove their new Telluride on the ice at half time and we’ve been in the market for a bigger ride for a while now.. off to the dealership we go! If you want to check out their rides head to www.kia.ca
Thank you Kia for supporting our family and sponsoring this post.