The Great One and former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna are coming to Charlottetown.
Wayne Gretzky and McKenna will be in the P.E.I. capital Tuesday, Sept. 11 to help raise money for the Canadian juvenile diabetes camp in Canoe Cove.
Bruce Donaldson, branch manager with TD Canada Trust, which is organizing the event, says tickets will be sold for a meet-and-greet that takes place from 3-5 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Art’s Memorial Hall.
Fifty tickets will be sold at $199 each. Ticket buyers are guaranteed to shake the hand of Gretzky and McKenna, have a picture taken with them followed by a question-and-answer session.
“Frank and Wayne will have a little conversation on stage first, just to kind of intro it, and then we’ll open it to the floor,’’ said Donaldson.
Each ticket buyer will also receive an autographed picture in a frame that should be ready about a week after the fundraiser.
“I expect the tickets are going to go fairly quickly. If I can get rid of the 50 (tickets) real quickly then I’ll probably allocate a few more because, at the end of the day, it’s about the fundraising.’’
Money raised goes to Camp Redfox, a summer camp for about 40 to 50 children with diabetes.
Tickets are available by calling Donaldson at 629-2265, ext. 250, or via email at Bruce.Donaldson@td.com or through Terry Lewis, development co-ordinator for Canadian diabetes in Charlottetown, at 894-3195.