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CN Centre holding free party for frontline workers

Calgary’s Dueling Piano Kings will headline the free concert on Oct. 22.
Dueling Piano Kings
The Dueling Piano Kings will headline a free celebration for frontline workers being held at CN Centre on Oct. 22.

CN Centre will be holding a free party to honour the work of frontline workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The all-ages event will feature the music of the Dueling Piano Kings and attendees will receive free popcorn, hot dogs and soft drinks. People can reserve up to four free tickets through TicketsNorth, starting on Thursday at 10 a.m.

“This is going to be a grand good-time celebration, as we acknowledge the amazing work of our local frontline workers, and people who have stepped up in Prince George,” city manager of entertainment Glen Mikkelsen said in a statement issued on Tuesday. “We are grateful for the financial support of the Government of Canada, and the Department of Canadian Heritage, for enabling this celebration to occur.”

The event takes place at CN Centre on Oct. 22. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

“Calgary’s Dueling Piano Kings will turn the CN Centre into a giant feel-good party,” a city statement said.  “Seen at massive Grey Cup parties and Calgary Flames games, the Dueling Piano Kings will take song requests, and get everyone singing and dancing.”

The $118,000 cost of hosting the event is being covered in full by a federal government grant, provided to the city through the Canadian Heritage Celebration and Commemoration Reopening Fund, according to a report going before city council on Sept. 21.