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CANADA: The Edmonton Oilers’ Maze and Game Schedule, Plus Vancouver’s Cannabis Trade Show, Street Food City, and More

EDMONTON: Now through Jan. 29, Downtown Edmonton is hosting its first-ever snow maze in the Fan Park, located in the city’s Ice District. The maze is 75-by-75 feet and Oilers themed, with multiple photo ops and themed, wintery touchpoints along the way. Tickets are available on the Ice District’s website and start at $18.

The Edmonton Oilers are set to play seven home games throughout the month of January. The home games kick off on Jan. 3 against the Seattle Kraken. There are also games on Jan. 5, 7, 17, 19, 25, and 28 against the New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche, Seattle Kraken, Tampa Bay Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively. Visit NHL’s website for the Oilers’ full schedule, including away games.

TORONTO: The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) announced that its 2023 All-Star events—for the first time ever—will be held in Toronto. The city was supposed to be host to the 2022 festivities, but they were moved to Buffalo due to the COVID restrictions previously in place. The PHF’s showcase event will be held at Mattamy Athletic Centre on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., and the event will feature three teams—the U.S., Canada, and a global team—as well as players from each of the seven PHF franchises and a round-robin. The official All-Star championship game will be broadcasted on TSN.

VANCOUVER: Lift&Co. Expo, Canada’s No. 1 cannabis and trade show, is returning to the Vancouver Convention Centre Jan. 12-14. Designed for seasoned professionals, recreational and medical consumers, industry associations, and investors alike, the Lift&Co. Expo will give attendees an opportunity to engage with 130-plus speakers, presenters, and panel discussions designed to highlight challenges faced in the Canadian cannabis business sector. Guests can also expect an overview of international cannabis trends, productivity projections, the scope for increasing profitability, and more.

Destination Vancouver will be hosting the 11th annual Street Food City—Vancouver’s original street food festival—Jan. 21-29. The free event will be open in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on weekdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and weekends until 5 p.m. Guests can expect more than 20 food trucks and vendors to be on-site, including Disco Cheetah and Shameless Buns, plus tented picnic tables and live music. Organizers have yet to release a full list of participating food trucks; visit Street Food City’s website to stay updated.

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