Making up for lost time
Casual hockey fans may have already forgotten, but this current NHL season got off to a slow start.
While negotiations between the players and the owners dragged on – and the reality of a shortened hockey season dawned – a charity that helps hundreds of terminally ill children in B.C. nearly got lost in the chaos, said Samantha McQuade of the Berezan Hospitality Group.
The short season has impacted donations to Canuck Place Children's Hospice, which is operated by a non-profit organization, and offers palliative and respite care in a home-like environment to children and teens.
Inspired by ABLE BC, Ralph Berezan organized Friday night 50/50 draws at three Berezan Hospitality Group locations, B's Public House in Cloverdale, the Golden Spike in Port Moody and the Wheelhouse in Surrey.
The draws helped raise $3,000, money that was recently donated to Canuck Place.
"This phenomenal organization, which is building a new location in Abbotsford in order to double its current capacity for aid, needs fundraising support," McQuade said, adding Ralph Berezan challenges other businesses to follow his lead by supporting Canuck Place.