At the annual hockey game fundraiser, over $1,400 was raised to support the Lady Dunn Health Centre Long Term Care in purchasing carriers to help the most frail residents in LTC out for ‘walks’ in the fresh air. The 50/50 Draw was won by Jody Tait, and the coveted top raffle prize (BBQ and Propane) went home with Linda Mann.
The teams sported beautiful new orange or green jerseys depending on their team, with “Wawa Emergency Services” emblazoned on the front. This was a great addition to the game, making it easier to determine who was on what team.
This hockey game event began in 2006 as a friendly ‘grudge’ match between the OPP ‘Enforcers’ and the Wawa ‘Firefighters’ to raise funds for the Bouffard family whose daughter was undergoing treatment for cancer at Toronto Sick Kids. Since then it has evolved into a friendly Emergency Services Game. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police, Wawa Firefighters, Michipicoten First Nation and Medics join to create two teams for this game.
The silver collection at the door, and other draws through the years have helped to raise funds for various causes. They have included: Iris Place, LDHC Oncology Unit, Ashley Overton Kraly, Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation “chair for Rhapsody Bathing System”, Gary Creighton and his family.
The stars of the show this year were the Timbits who stole the ice in their mini game during the intermission.