Edmontonians can show their support for Canada's Olympians with golden stick
'Each tap is sending a message of support to our Olympic athletes'
Edmontonians can stand behind Canada's Olympic athletes by tapping a golden hockey stick.
After touring across eastern Canada, the stick will arrive in Edmonton on Monday, accompanied by local soccer star Stephanie Labbé, who won a bronze medal with Canada's women's soccer team at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
The hope is that the stick gives competitors a little of the Midas touch.
"What better representation for Canadian support than a hockey stick?"
'It's going across Canada'
Labbé and the golden stick will be at the Downtown Community Arena in Rogers Place from noon to 2 p.m.
She is hoping to get millions of taps over the next week as they tour the country.
Once the stick completes its eight-city tour with a final stop in Vancouver, the stick will be flown to South Korea where it will be on display at Canada House in the Olympic Village.
"It's going across Canada," Labbé said. "Everyone who can get their hands on this stick are tapping it to send their support, and the number is getting nice and high.
"It's in Edmonton and I would love it if everyone came out to show their support."