Neil Jamieson will become the 16th member of the Penticton Vees Ring of Honour on Nov. 17 (Photo courtesty of the Penticton Vees)

Neil Jamieson to be honoured during Penticton Vees’ home game Nov. 17

Jamieson passed away in June of 2020 after a two-year battle with cancer

The Penticton Vees will honour the legacy of Neil Jamieson and the impact he had on the hockey club and community when they play the Merritt Centennials on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Jamieson was an integral part of not only the Vees’ organization but also the community, before his passing in June 2020.

As an insurance company owner, sponsor of humanitarian projects, and fixture in the Vees’ organization for over 15 years, Jamieson made his mark on Penticton in several different ways.

“Neil was always looking to help others in the community,” Vees president, general manager and head coach Fred Harbinson said in a statement on Tuesday. “He was a major influence in the success of our program the past 15-plus years. He was a great friend to me and I miss him every day.”

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In what the team is describing as a day of remembrance, the Vees’ home game against the Centennials on Nov. 17 will feature a night of honouring Jamieson’s legacy in the community and the contributions he made towards the team and the city.

Jamieson’s name will be added to the Vees Ring of Honour. He will become the 16th person to be given the honour by the organization.

‘Wicked Wednesday’s’ were an idea created by Neil that continues to be a theme night every Vees season. Tonight, Nov. 10 is to honour veterans and Remembrance Day.

To purchase $10 tickets for the game, visit the SOEC box office or go to the team’s ticketing website at valleyfirsttix.com


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