Jul 05

Will play hockey downtown for food

by Angela MacIsaac · 0 comments

Bring your stick … and some food.

Non-perishable food, that is.

Today marks the return of Five Hole for Food to Calgary, a cross-country food-raising initiative for local food banks. The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank is the recipient of all funds and foods raised on Tuesday, July 5 when hockey fans and other Calgarians converge on Stephen Avenue for a street hockey game.

The brainchild of philanthropist and Vancouver Canucks fan Richard Loat, Five Hole for Food started in St. John’s, N.L., on June 23 and the crew has been making its way across Canada, bringing hockey fans together in an amazing community initiative.

Last year, about 20 Flames and Canucks fans held a grudge match at Eau Claire Market and raised about 900 pounds of food for the Calgary Inter-faith Food Bank.

Other cities across Canada are raising 4,000 to 5,000 pounds of food for their local food banks.

We know Calgary can do better!

The game, starting at noon, will be played right in front of Flames Central with the hope Stephen Avenue-strolling business community will kick in donations of money and food, while everyone celebrates the grassroots version of our nation’s great game.

Don’t miss this awesome event.

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