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Winnipeg: Get Ready for Face-Off, a Star-Studded Event


Not only have Winnipeg finally got their Jets back, they're also seeing the return of Face-Off. Held in Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square last year, this year's shindig makes its way to The Forks in Winnipeg's iconic downtown and it'll be broadcast in part live on CBC Television, Thursday, October 6 during Hockey Night in Canada. If you want to watch the whole event, fret not - it'll be live streaming on from 4pm (ET).

The Forks will be transformed for the Opening Day of the NHL season's festivities with your MCs for the evening George Stroumboulopoulos and Andi Petrillo, featuring musical acts Three Days Grace and Bachman & Turner. There'll be interactive hockey attractions aplenty, and a live broadcast of the home opener for the Toronto Maple Leafs, against the Montreal Canadiens (George is sure to enjoy that one). Ron McLean is hosting the live broadcast of the event from 6.30pm (ET) - he'll be at the ACC for the Leafs Habs showdown.

It all starts at 3pm (CT) and runs until 9pm on Thursday, October 6. And we'll be there.

Check out George's feelings for the Habs, and some of the musical guests below:

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Feature photo: Mike Hough



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