Batawa has ice and they have the former Minister of Defense.
Monday morning at the Batawa Community Centre, officials, sponsors and dignitaries were on hand for the launch of the 2018 CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic.
This year’s event (February 2-4) is anticipated to be bigger and better than any year past.
Organizer Jeffrey Moorhouse tells Quinte News there are two guest speakers, including former Defense Minister Peter MacKay. Moorhouse says along with MacKay is a local guest speaker, with ties not only to the base, but to the focus of the event.
Moorhouse says the evening will be a semi formal style.
He adds they are hoping the pond hockey tourney will be packed.
Phil Wild is the Board Chair for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and says the event blends people interested in hockey and those who are looking for a nice night out.
TMHF Executive Director Wendy Warner says the event is perfect to embrace the great outdoors.
CFB Trenton Base Commander Mark Goulden says the event has come a long way since its inception.
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