Mayors make a BCHL bet

Bragging rights are on the line as the mayors of 16 BCHL cities make a friendly jersey-based wager.

At the recent Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Vancouver, mayors from 16 communities agreed on a mutual BCHL wager.

The politicians of the 16 BCHL cities answered a challenge put forth by Port Alberni mayor John Douglas.

He challenged each of them to wear the jersey of the 2014 Fred Page Cup winner at a subsequent council meeting.

Potentially, that could mean Chilliwack mayor Sharon Gaetz sporting a Langley Rivermen or Surrey Eagle jersey.

“The jersey challenge is a really good opportunity to have some light-hearted fun and get the community involved in a friendly rivalry,” said Douglas. “It gets people interested in not only their local team but also in engaging rival teams and fans at their arenas.”

BCHL commissioner John Grisdale likes the challenge.

“Our teams receive great support from their respective communities some genuine rivalries exist between towns because of that,” he said. “With each of the mayors taking on the challenge put out there by Mayor Douglas, it only raises the level of interest and intrigue.”

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