London Knights to celebrate the life of Don Brankley on Tuesday

London Knights’ trainer Don Brankley acknowledges the fans on his appreciation night, also the final regular season home game of his 39 year career, at John Labatt Centre, March 14, 2008. Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Londoners and London Knights alumni are being invited to celebrate the life of the late long-time Knights trainer Don Brankley on Tuesday, July 11 at Budweiser Gardens.

Brankley, or “Branks” as he was affectionately known, passed away earlier this month at the age of 69. He became an anchor for the organization and was the team’s trainer for nearly 40 years.

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Fans are welcome to come for a celebration of Brankley’s life that will include Toronto Maple Leafs’ president and former Knight, Brendan Shanahan, Danny Syvret, who captained London’s Memorial Cup championship team in 2005, Knights’ part-owner and former player, Basil McRae and London media legend, Pete James.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature an evening of memories, filled with stories, videos and photographs.

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“We encourage all Knights fans to attend this ceremony to pay tribute to one of the most influential members in London Knights history,” said a release.

Doors will open to the event at 6 p.m. Members of the public who plan to attend are asked to enter through Gate 1.