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Nanaimo and Penticton mayors face off in hockey bet

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki has accepted a friendly challenge from Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog as they cheer on their hometown hockey teams, the Nanaimo Clippers and Penticton Vees, in the B.C. Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup final.
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Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog has made a friendly wager with his Penticton counterpart on the B.C. Hockey League playoffs. CITY OF NANAIMO

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki has accepted a friendly challenge from Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog as they cheer on their hometown hockey teams, the Nanaimo Clippers and Penticton Vees, in the B.C. Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup final.

If Nanaimo wins the seven-game series, Vassilaki has agreed to wear a Nanaimo Clippers jersey for an entire day and at a council meeting. Vassilaki will also donate $100 to the charity of Krog’s choice and will send Nanaimo’s mayor a bottle of wine.

If Penticton prevails, Krog will wear a Penticton Vees jersey for one day and at a council meeting and will also donate $100 to a charity of Vassilaki’s choice. Krog will send a plate of Nanaimo bars (what else?) for Penticton council to share at a meeting.

The first two games are at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday and Saturday. The teams then travel to Nanaimo for Games 3 and 4 at Frank Crane Arena on May 17 and 18.

“The Clippers have had one heck of a season and I can’t wait to celebrate this final win seeing Mayor Vassilaki wearing a Nanaimo Clippers jersey during an upcoming council meeting,” Krog said.