What type of economic impact do the Kelowna Rockets have on the City of Kelowna?
UBC Okanagan students are about to find out.
Led by professor Ken Carlaw, an associate professor of economics at UBC Okanagan, students will canvas Rockets fans at two upcoming games for the research project.
The study includes interviewing local business owners and finding out the economic spinoffs from many of the teams former players who make Kelowna their off-season home.
The report should be completed by the end of April.
A similar survey was conducted in Saskatoon on the economic impact the Blades have had in that Saskatchewan city.