"The game has to be done responsibly and properly. I want people to know this is going to be the new gold standard of what it takes to fundraiser. It’s not like it used to be, but it can still be done properly and safely,”
The ‘World’s Longest Game’ is scheduled from February 4 - 15, 2021
That is when 40 hockey players lace up their skates to challenge the Guinness World Record by playing in the 7th edition of the World’s Longest Hockey Game. Since 2003, the World’s Longest Games have raised over 5.47 million dollars for equipment and research at the Cross Cancer Institute.
Organizer Brent Saik said due to COVID-19 regulations currently in place, the majority of players are from the Edmonton-area and would have to complete a quarantine process before the start of the hockey game. He said there would also be consistent COVID-19 testing.
Spectators, who would typically watch the event from the stands, would only be allowed in vehicles in a drive-through.
The game is scheduled to take place outdoors at Saikers Acres (52269 Range Rd 220) with a goal of raising 1.5 million dollars.
Each player taking part is currently fundraising for the event. You can also click here to donate