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Mayors of Penticton, Surrey make bet ahead of BCHL Finals

Losing politician will have to wear opposing team’s jersey at an upcoming council meeting
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Mayor Julius Bloomfield with Harvey, the Penticton Vees’ mascot, outside the South Okanagan Events Centre ahead of the 2024 Fred Page Cup Finals, featuring the Vees and Surrey Eagles. (Photo- City of Penticton)

It’s become a sports tradition across North America.

Politicians in different cities reach out to each other and make bets before their respective teams prepare to do battle.

With the BCHL supremacy on the line starting Friday, May 17, those in two B.C. cities have exactly that.

The mayors of Penticton and Surrey have made a friendly wager ahead of the 2024 Fred Page Cup Finals.

Julius Bloomfield, representing the Okanagan city, proposed to Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke that the losing politician will have to wear the opposing team’s jersey at an upcoming council meeting.

Penticton city officials confirmed Friday morning that Locke has accepted the challenge.

Game 1 goes on Friday night at South Surrey Arena.

Surrey is looking to become the first Lower Mainland-based team to win the Fred Page Cup since the Coquitlam Express did so in 2014.

The series’ full schedule can be found below:

*if necessary

• Game 1 - Friday, May 17, South Surrey Arena, 7:30 p.m.

• Game 2 - Saturday, May 18, South Surrey Arena, 7 p.m.

• Game 3 - Tuesday, May 21, South Okanagan Events Centre, 7 p.m.

• Game 4 - Wednesday, May 22, South Okanagan Events Centre, 7 p.m.

• Game 5* - Friday, May 24, South Surrey Arena, 7:30 p.m.

• Game 6* - Sunday, May 26, South Okanagan Events Centre, 5 p.m.

• Game 7* - Tuesday, May 28, South Surrey Arena, 7:15 p.m.

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