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Pod To Collect For Local Food Bank

left to right: Whaler Jacob Dorohoy kneels next to non-perishable items collected on behalf of Sources Food Bank with teammates Matt Burry, Sam Dowell and Bryce Margetson.  | Photo courtesy of Alistair Burns, White Rock Whalers.

In December, bring non-perishables to Centennial.

WHITE ROCK – The Whalers hope to place plenty of non-perishable foodstuffs into stockings for a local food bank this year for Christmas. And we need help from fans, too!

Kyle Spak and Travis Smythe in Semiahmoo Mall Nov. 3. “We want to do our part to show our appreciation and gratitude to our veterans who have sacrificed so much,” Spak said.

Please bring your non-perishable food items to Centennial Arena on game days throughout December. At each home game – December 4th, 11th, 18th, and 19th – volunteers will collect your items.

“It’s important to work together and unify so that everyone can feel included in the holidays,” said Whalers captain Tyler Price.

Then, the Whalers will hitch up St. Nick’s reindeer and drop off all the donated food at the Sources White Rock / South Surrey Food Bank just before Christmas.

If our fans “pitched in and brought what they could, the impact would be much greater,” Price added.

Kyle Spak and Travis Smythe in Semiahmoo Mall Nov. 3. “We want to do our part to show our appreciation and gratitude to our veterans who have sacrificed so much,” Spak said.

New Whalers Owen Thibodeau (left) and Jacob Dorohoy prepare to greet shoppers at the Real Canadian Superstore Nov. 9.

Pod rookie Zachary Johns sells poppies at the Shoppers drug Mart, Semiahmoo Mall on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Mathew Morison (left) and alternate captain Butch La Roue raise funds on behalf of veterans Nov. 8.

Ewan Rennie (left) and alternate captain Matt Burry sell poppies during a two-hour shift Nov. 10. Burry leads the Whalers with nine goals so far.

Captain Tyler Price (left) and alternate captain Chris Fortems prepare for their two-hour shift to help the Legion Nov. 8.

Veteran defenceman Bryce Margetson chats with Thrifty Foods supervisor Marisha Nov. 9.

Whalers captain Tyler Price sells a poppy alongside teammate Chris Fortems.

Andrew Fishwick (left) and goalie Daniel Zuvic wait to greet shoppers in Safeway Nov. 10.