Friday, 29 November 2013

Big need for Teddy Bears on Sunday

The 19th annual Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss is this Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Hitmen welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers. 

Game time is 4:00 p.m. with fans asked to bring a stuffed toy (or 2 or 3) to the game and toss it on the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal. 

This year the demand for stuffed toys has increased, partly due to the flood Calgary experienced this past summer.  Over 50 local agencies have requested more than 28,000 teddy bears. 

Teddy Bear Toss tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Saddledome box office. 

Order online at or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

Here's a list of the charities who will receive the stuffed toys.

Care Connect
Ronald McDonald House
Souper Stars
Special Olympics
St. Vincent de Paul
Wood’s Homes (Exit Outreach)
Aids Calgary
Alexander Center Society
Boys and Girls Club of Calgary
Calgary Bridge Foundation
Canadian Mental Health Association
Change of Heart
Closer to Home
Cornerstone of Hope
Pace Kids
Red Cross
Southwest Community Resource Centre
Stephan's Backpacks
All Nations Treatment Centre Alumni
Bowness Montgomery Daycare
Bowest Community Resource Centre
Brenda Stafford Society
Calgary Association of Self Help
Calgary Police Children's Victims
Cerebral Palsy Association
Daily Reflections
East Calgary Health
Eden Valley Wellness Centre
Family Matters
Marlborough Park Pre-school
McMahon Youth and Family Services
Metis Calgary Services
North East Calgary Adopt A Family Society
Walden Heights Senior
Calgary Military Family Resource Centre
Calgary Womens' Emergency Shelter
Forest Grove Care Center
Hull Child and Family Services
Jamie's Preschool
North of McKnight Community Resource Centre
Northside Baptist
Pathways Community Services
Siksika Nation
Blood Tribe
Stoney Nakoda Nation
Salvation Army
Food Bank
Calgary Board of Education
Calgary Children's Hospital

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