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A public hearing at City Hall tonight will give the public a chance to weigh in on the possibility of enjoying a beer while watching hockey games at the Rutland Arena.

The process of obtaining a liquor primary licence is currently before City Council at the request of the Kelowna Chiefs,  Don Backmeyer, Sport and Event Development Manager for the City of Kelowna says," There's some restriction on them taking out a special occasion liquor licence every game so the only other option is a liquor primary licence and that application has to come from the property owner which is the City."

Backmeyer says the license would be event specific and operated under a 3rd party agreement by the Kelowna Chief's Hockey Club.

"We initiated the application process over a year ago now to take it to this stage.  They need to get Council approval for the liquor primary application," says Backmeyer.

"We've all watched hockey games and I think lots of people would like to be able to have a beer while they're watching the hockey game. It just kind of goes hand in hand."

Tonight's meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.

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