Stanley photo shoots provided $2,784 for NexSource Centre

Construction of Sylvan Lake’s new multi-use recreation facility got a boost Sunday during the Stanley Cup’s visit to Sylvan Lake.

A group of youngsters smiled for the camera while posing with the Stanley Cup during Sunday’s visit to Sylvan Lake

A group of youngsters smiled for the camera while posing with the Stanley Cup during Sunday’s visit to Sylvan Lake

Construction of Sylvan Lake’s new multi-use recreation facility got a boost Sunday during the Stanley Cup’s visit to Sylvan Lake.

Colin Fraser, a member of the championship winning Los Angeles Kings, arranged for the cup’s visit to the town he and his family call home.

He asked that photos with the Stanley Cup be available to the public for a minimum donation of $5 to the NexSource Centre project.

Fraser, during a brief speech after he carried the cup down the front steps of Sylvan Lake’s town hall, said “a big part for me is seeing how excited everybody else gets”.

He noted this was his third opportunity to parade the Stanley Cup, the first time in his hometown of Surrey when he was with the Chicago Blackhawks, and then in 2012 when he brought it to Sylvan Lake for the first time after winning as a member of the Los Angeles Kings.

Fraser also reminisced about all the early morning practices and how they paid off for his career.

The afternoon’s activity raised $2,784 to assist in plans to create a complex with a new ice surface, curling rink, running track, and various other elements.

“Thank you again to Colin Fraser for his continued support of Sylvan Lake and local sports and sporting facilities, and thank you to the hundreds of hockey fans who made their way out to Sylvan Lake on Sunday and contributed to the fundraising initiatives,” said a media release from the fundraising committee.