This Friday, November 20, the Kimberley Dynamiters take on their biggest rivals — the Fernie Ghostriders. This is always the hottest hockey ticket of the year, and draws a big crowd.
Members of the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank board asks the crowd to bring along a few items to the game. It’s Food Bank Night at the Dynamiter Game, always a good fundraiser for the local food bank.
Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the game, along with toques, mitts and socks.
Toques, mitts and socks will be tossed on the ice, so you are asked to please put them in a plastic bag so they don’t stick to the ice surface.
“We always get a good crowd out for the Fernie games, so we are hoping it will be a good night for the food bank,” said director Malcolm Fruin. “We usually do over $2,000 in food, so it’s a big night for us.”
The toques, mitts and socks are for the Christmas program, which is just getting underway.
The Food Bank is now accepting applications for Christmas hampers, and you do have to apply in order to receive one.
Last year the Kimberley Helping Hands Food Bank gave out 166 hampers, feeding 413 people with a total value of $29,485.66 including toys.
In total over 2015, the Food Bank delivered regular hampers worth $149,926, and emergency hampers with a value of $43,630.
Please bring what you can to the game to help them continue their good work.