And you thought it was too hot for hockey.
Tomorrow night at 5:30 pm, the puck–er, ball–will drop in the 800 block of Granville Street for the final game of the Five Hole for Food cross-Canada road hockey tour, a food-raiser for the nation’s food banks.
(And now that Granville Street is officially closed to traffic, there won’t be any cries of “Caaaaaaaaar!” to interrupt the excitement.)
SFU Communications student and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Loat captains a loose team of philanthropic hockey-heads who agreed to support his goal of raising one tonne of food for Canadian food banks by hosting giant road hockey matches across the country.
It’s clearly an idea whose time has come: Loat has managed to attract big-boy sponsors such as Molson and Boston Pizza for his whirlwind tour which kicked off in Montreal on June 29.
And he will certainly beat his one tonne goal–the question is by how much.
That’s where you come in: grab a stick, a jersey and a can or two of food and come on down and join the game.
Everyone’s welcome whether you want to do your best Sid-the-Kid impersonation, or just cheer from the wings.
Loat is hopeful his hometown will show up in droves and beat the food totals of all the other cities he’s visited. Will you be there?