People can't stop making fun of the video promoting Edmonton as an NHL hub city
Edmonton is not known as one of the most bustling cities in Canada. Sure, it might have some museums, theatres, sports stadiums and a giant mall but a video promoting it to be selected as an NHL hub city still has people confused and amused.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is being hit with some pretty hilarious reactions after sharing the video which chooses to focus on Alberta's parks and nature attractions rather than Edmonton itself.
The video, which Kenney first shared on Monday, was intended to pitch Edmonton as the perfect location for an NHL hub city if and when the NHL season resumes later this summer.
Taking to Twitter, the premier said: "We look forward to welcoming the league and players here to Alberta to take in the beautiful province we have to offer."
It’s the obvious choice to bring the @NHL to #Edmonton.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) June 22, 2020
We look forward to welcoming the league and players here to Alberta to take in the beautiful province we have to offer. pic.twitter.com/kp0iN86vCP
But people have been pointing out that not a lot of Edmonton actually appears in the video which instead primarily shows Alberta's mountains and lakes, found hours away from the city.
Hey @nhl I found this handy venn diagram to help you decide pic.twitter.com/3bF81exCPI— Chris Patrick Carolan 🇨🇦 🏴 (@cpcwrites) June 22, 2020
Some have poked fun at Kenney for failing to mention Edmonton's most famous landmarks.
thank you Premier! players will have the delight of overlooking the gorgeous Stantec Tower from their hotel rooms as well! pic.twitter.com/hHYWtu32i1— Roy Donk (@roadsalts) June 22, 2020
Others posted shots of some famous landmarks from around the world, denoting how far off the video is from reality.
can’t wait for all the NHL players to really take in all the beauty edmonton has to offer! this is my personal favourite place in the whole city! pic.twitter.com/jBbai9uwk7— kayla (@EmtotheKay) June 22, 2020
Overall, reaction was just plain funny as good humoured Canadians couldn't help but make a joke out of the whole situation.
"Everything the light touches is Edmonton" pic.twitter.com/L7MhxNFIHO— Ian W. (@ibleedoil) June 22, 2020
The NHL is expected to make a decision on the hub cities sometime within the next week.
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