The Moose Jaw Warriors and the DFFH Board of Directors are excited to announce a partnership that will see the two organizations share the $446,313 cost of an upgrade to the boards and glass at Mosaic Place.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are very pleased to make this investment in our community in partnership with Mosaic Place. This new CrystalPlex dasher board system is in the best interest of player safety and will benefit not only our WHL players, but all users of the facility,” stated Warriors General Manager Alan Millar.
“We’d like to thank the DFFH Board and the Mosaic Place staff for their support in this project with our hockey club,” added Millar. “We appreciate the strong working relationship we now have between our two groups.”
“The DFFH Board of Directors would like to thank the Moose Jaw Warriors for sharing in the cost of new boards and glass for Mosaic Place,” commented Bryan Swanson, DFFH Board Chair. “This significant upgrade will enhance player safety and save time and money when converting the ice to a concert venue.”
The new CrystalPlex aluminum dasher board system will enhance the physical safety for players and maximize the game experience for fans. Work is already underway in order to be ready for the 2018 -2019 Western Hockey season.
There’s no resting on your laurels for Public Television phenomenon Celtic Thunder! The multi-platinum Irish group have recently released an all new CELTIC THUNDER X Deluxe Double CD, Deluxe Double DVD packages. The releases celebrate the group’s 10th Anniversary, and the Celtic Thunder X tour of 75 cities across the US and Canada will begin in the fall of 2018 with a stop in Moose Jaw October 27th.
Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”. No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.
"We had a blast making CELTIC THUNDER X. The music choices were carefully selected to suit each member’s personality and gave us something we could really dig our teeth into. The musical arrangements, the orchestra and the band are all great, and they really helped to create our best show to date. We love singing songs that are a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary Irish Songs, along with the fun we have performing hit songs that are known worldwide." Damian, Michael, Emmet, Ryan & Neil, Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder have sold over 3.4 million albums in the US, combined, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, 12 times, and Australia 4 times performing almost 1,000 shows to date, selling well over 1 million tickets. Celtic Thunder has been hailed as BILLBOARD’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and again in 2016. The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over 98 million views since 2008 and has more than 138,000 subscribers. The Celtic Thunder website www.celticthunder.com reached over 5.3 million users last year. Their Facebook www.facebook.com/celticthunder has 461,000 followers and over 42,000 on Twitter https://twitter.com/CelticThunder. www.theceltictimes.com, Celtic Thunders monthly newzine has a readership of 1.2 million and 100,000 subscribers. Celtic Thunder has appeared on multiple national TV programs including The Today Show, CBS Early Show Saturday, Fox & Friends, QVC, and numerous regional shows in major cities.
Tickets for the October 27th performance at Mosaic Place go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10am and can be purchased at the Ticket Rocket Box Office in Mosaic Place, online at mosaicplace.ca or by phone at 306-624-2050.
MOSAIC PLACE TO FEATURE THE TOP BULL RIDERS FROM ALL ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Mosaic Place has seen plenty of action over the last six and a half years. It doesn’t get much hotter than the Professional Bull Riders Moose Jaw event, Powered by Young’s Equipment. This year’s show is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9th, at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.
“What makes that event special is the production that Chad (Besplug) and the Alpha Bull team put on mixed with a great crowd inside that building,” said Scott Schiffner, a two-time Canadian champion bull rider from Strathmore, Alberta. “Anytime we can go into a building like that, it’s really great. I’d rather go into a building that seats 4,000 and is jammed to the rafters than into an 18,000-seat arena that has only 9,000 in it. It was packed. The crowd’s really into it and into each other. Everybody gets excited and makes for a good bull riding.”
Schiffner knows his stuff; in addition to his Canadian Professional Rodeo Association titles, he is a two-time Calgary Stampede winner, a PBR Canada champion and a PBR Canada Finalist. The 37-year-old Albertan has been around the game for some time.
“For someone like me and where I’m at in my career, for someone my age, I look for settings like that,” he said. “I’ve had the opportunity to ride in lots of venues and lots of places, and now I’m constantly looking for that place that I can feed off. Anytime you can get into a building like that, it reminds me why I’m in this sport.”
Schiffner has excelled at every level and in just about any size arena. He proved how much he liked the Mosaic Place last year when he walked away with the title. “That was the first time I’d competed there,” Schiffner said. “Anytime you can win, it’s good, and it doesn’t matter where. That’s what we’re meant to do. When we show up, we expect to win. With the crowd and the Alpha Bull event Chad puts on, it just makes for an overall great experience.”
“I think the biggest thing about it is that Chad’s not too far removed from being a bull rider. He understands what it takes for us as bull riders – what we’re looking for, the bulls we want to get on and the atmosphere we like to compete in. He still has a direct connection with us.”
Get your tickets and be ready for the rumble. Ticket prices start at $20 plus fees and can be purchased at the Ticket Rocket Box Office at Mosaic Place, online at www.mosaicplace.ca or by phone at 306-624-2050. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd at 10am.