Jarret Stoll and his family will be bringing the Stanley Cup to the City of Yorkton tomorrow afternoon. The City has a parade planned, starting at 2 p.m.
Lord Stanley’s Holy Grail has been to Yorkton previously, but not under the supervision of someone who has actually won it, says parade co-ordinator Penny Sandercock.
“This is the first time we’ve had a player come with the Cup!”
The parade is a result of the Kings’ 6-game victory over the New Jersey Devils on June 11 has also forced a shutdown of the main vein of the City’s street system (Broadway St).
“Broadway St., will be totally closed down for an hour and a half,” adds Sandercock.
Parade planning has been an ongoing process for well over two months 24/7, Sandercock notes.
The party actually starts today )Wednesday) with an autograph signing session at the Yorkton Liquor Store, says Sandercock.
The parade route will begin at the corner of Darlington and Sixth Avenue N., and will proceed west on Broadway St., towards the Gallagher Centre. It is too late to enter a float into the parade.
“We’re looking at about 40 floats,” she says, adding that they are mostly made up of sports groups plus a few of Stoll’s friends.
For safety reasons, those floats in the parade are not allowed to throw candy.
All candy must be distributed by hand by people walking along the parade route.
All parade participants will proceed in a safe manner during the route.
Parade marshals have the absolute authority in determining float safety and participants in the parade. Insurance is covered by the parade, but floats may carry additional insurance if they so choose.
Once over, the parade will disburse into the Gallagher Centre parking lot and a photograph session with the Cup will take place at a cost of $10.
Sandercock said that it is Stoll’s choice that all money raised will go to Yorkton KidsSport.
“It stays here locally.”
There will also be cocktails and a dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., and a social followed by more photographs following at 8 p.m.
Anyone interested can also follow the team’s day-by-day adventures with the Stanley Cup on Twitter, @LAKings.
Each player on the Stanley Cup championship winning team is granted one day of the summer months to keep the trophy for themselves.
According to a long living tradition, each player gets the Cup for one day and can do with it, whatever they choose.
When the trophy travels, it is subject to a number of strict ‘road rules’. They are strict rules developed to avoid repeating past incidents. According to report in Sports Media Ventures, there is a short list of things that cannot happen.
1) The Cup must be home by midnight; 2) It is not allowed to visit casinos or gentlemen’s clubs; 3) It must not get wet, and when it does go on the water, it must wear a life jacket; and 4) Its handlers must travel in pairs.