The City of Edmonton announced plans for a rally in the downtown core, ahead of Game 5 in round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Between 12 and 1 p.m. Thursday, the city will host a rally in Churchill Square – Mayor Don Iveson and Oilers Alumni will be on hand to celebrate the team’s return to Edmonton.

Later Thursday, the Oilers will host the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Place in Game 5 of this playoff series.

Organizers said there will be giveaways, and a chance for attendees to win one of five pairs of tickets to Thursday’s game.