“C-K For The OHL” Facebook Page Gaining Support

Danny Vanderwiel - Plymouth Whalers - OHL

Danny Vanderwiel of the Plymouth Whalers. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

At 2pm Friday, a group of community members decided to push the publish button on a new Facebook page titled “C-K For The OHL.” By Monday morning, the page had more than 2000 likes, and was continuing to gain momentum.

“We’re hoping for community awareness,” said one of the organizers behind the page.

“The page was created to demonstrate to the decision makers, whether that be the OHL franchise or community officials, that the support is here within Chatham-Kent.”

With meetings with the OHL and a potential franchise slated for before the New Year, community support will go a long way to proving Chatham-Kent is a viable OHL community.

Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope has already openly stated the Municipality would like an OHL team, if the business pieces fit.

“We welcome an OHL team here,” said Hope in an earlier interview with CKSN. “It’s about creating a business case, and balancing the books. Whatever agreement may come, we still need to see if the capital investment will be sanctioned by council moving forward.”

Now, all that remains is for the OHL and Chatham-Kent to sit down and discuss, which according to Chatham-Kent CAO Don Shropshire, will happen before Christmas.

““We’ve been asked to take a meeting,” Shropshire told CKSN.

“This is the fourth time that there has been somebody wanting to talk to the Municipality. Like any other business looking to potentially invest in Chatham-Kent, we want to sit down and talk. We have another meeting before Christmas.”

To show your support for the OHL in Chatham-Kent, CLICK HERE to like the C-K For the OHL Facebook Page.

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