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Bortuzzo bringing Stanley Cup home next week

Public event will take place at the Da Vinci Centre on the afternoon of July 16.
Robert Bortuzzo
Thunder Bay's Robert Bortuzzo warms up for the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY - Hockey's Holy Grail will be back in Thunder Bay next week.

Robert Bortuzzo, a Thunder Bay-raised blueliner for the St. Louis Blues squad that outlasted the Boston Bruins in seven games to claim the franchise's first NHL championship, will be holding a public celebration with the Stanley Cup at the Da Vinci Centre on Tuesday.

The public will have an opportunity for photo opportunities with Bortuzzo and the Cup, though city officials are asking people to bring their own cameras for photographs.. 

In order to accommodate as many people as possible, only one picture will be taken per family and no autographs will be signed.

Accessible parking will be located in front of the DaVinci Centre building, and additional parking will be available throughout neighbourhood streets.

Car pooling and use of public transit are encouraged.

Attendees are asked to follow directional signage to line-up for their chance to see the Cup. Seating will be available within the line-ups inside of the venue, and the stage will be fully accessible.