Comedian Gerry Dee will host the 2019 the BC Hockey Hall of Fame induction dinner and auction in Penticton on July 19. (Submitted photo)

Gerry Dee to host B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame induction in Penticton

Stand-up comedian Gerry Dee will host the 2019 The BC Hockey Hall of Fame induction dinner

Canadian actor and stand-up comedian Gerry Dee will host the 2019 the BC Hockey Hall of Fame induction dinner and auction.

Dee, discovered in the eight season of the TV show Last Comic Standing, went on to create and star in CBC’s hit series Mr. D and his stand-up routine continues to sell out venues across the country.

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“Gerry Dee is not only a very funny man, he’s a big hockey fan that loves the game” said Blain Ford, executive director with the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in a news release. “His hockey knowledge, passion for sport and satirical humor make him a great fit to host this event and should provide for a fun-filled evening.”

The 2019 BC Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are an impressive group including Daniel and Henrik Sedin (player category), Barret Jackman (player category), Shane Heyer (official category), Ron Delorme (builder category), Karen Wallace (builder category), and the 1997-98 South Surrey Eagles (team category).

While Dee’s success has come through comedy and television, he’s no stranger to the world of sports and to hockey. Dee was a varsity hockey player and golfer who studied kinesiology and worked as a Phys-Ed teacher and hockey coach.

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“Gerry Dee adds a whole new dimension to an already exceptional evening of fun,” said Ford. “So whether it’s a date night, a night out with friends, a gift to your clients, or a treat for your employees — this event promises to be one to remember.”

The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. on July 19 with a cocktail hour, followed by a deluxe buffet dinner and an assortment of comedy and presentations from inductees and other influential people in the world of hockey. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased online at www.bchhf.com or by calling 778-559-3263.

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