Novice hockey teams score to stock food-bank shelves

The Stettler novice hockey tournament on the weekend yielded a heaping truck-load of donations for the Stettler Food Bank.

The Stettler novice hockey tournament on the weekend yielded a heaping truck-load of donations for the Stettler Food Bank.

The third annual Stettler novice food bank challenge invited the 12 teams participating in the tournament to support the local food bank.

Donations were awarded five to 25 points, based on nutritional value. The team with the most points was rewarded with a pizza party, courtesy of Boston Pizza.

That honour went to the Stettler White clubs, one of the four novice teams from the host Stettler Minor Hockey Association.

“The real winner was the Stettler Food Bank,” said Martha McPherson, one of the event organizers.

Stettler Dodge supplied the truck to haul the donated items to the food bank and provided all the players and their families with hot beverages.

“We ask a lot of our community for hockey and they give so much, so it’s good to give something back,” said Katie Bainbridge, one of the food challenge organizers.

Eight of the participating teams were from out of town. They represented the communities of Airdrie, Bashaw, Cochrane, Eckville, Midnapore, Okotoks, Red Deer and St. Albert.

The challenge appeared to be well-received by the visiting teams.

Tracy Robinson, another local helper with the challenge, said some of the visiting teams told her they were interested in initiating a similar food bank challenge at their tournaments.

Just Posted

‘The Best of Stettler’ Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 has launched!

Vote for your favourite local businesses, eateries, services and more until Sept. 21st

UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to drowning

Emergency crews recovered the body of a 19-year-old man from Sylvan Lake in the early evening of Aug. 22nd

Lacombe’s Morrison House Cafe to close Aug. 30

Morrison House recently celebrated 100 years in Lacombe

Five km run and walk raises funds for Stettler Hospice Society

Stettler District Ambulance Association encourages community to be active

Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort has a packed line-up of musical performances

Weekend country music festival set for Sept. 6th-8th

Trudeau to meet with U.K. and Japanese prime ministers ahead of G7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, this year’s G7 host, has little expectations of a unified front from the leaders

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Body of 19-year-old drowning victim recovered from Sylvan Lake

RCMP say the body was recovered the evening of Aug. 22.

Black bear ruins Alberta barber’s day

It’s not always a good idea to leave the door open

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Red Deer Rebels Training Camp begins Aug. 24

Rebels home opener will be on Sept. 21 against the Edmonton Oil Kings

Most Read