Port McNeill Ice Storm players maneuver past a table loaded with Gazette Hamper Fund donations following Saturday's North Island Eagles alumni hockey game at Chilton Regional Arena.

Hockey helps Hamper Fund help others

The annual Midget-Alumni benefit game drew numerous fans to Chilton Regional Arena.

PORT McNEILL—The North Island Eagles rep hockey club has long been a supporter of the Gazette Hamper Fund.

Saturday evening in Port McNeill, the club was back at it with its second annual Midget-Alumni benefit game.

The event drew numerous fans to Chilton Regional Arena, and they were generous with donations of toys and non-perishable food items.

A 50/50 draw and donation tin raised an additional $444 in cash for the cause.

As a bonus to fans, the teams engaged in a close, competitive contest eventually won by the alumni, 7-6.

 

 

 

Hamper hot dogs

Hardy Buoys Seafood of Port Hardy elected to help out the Hamper Fund with an in-house lunch event in late November, and raised nearly $182 through the hot dog feed in the employee break room.

The company is also contributing with a donation box for toys and non-perishable food items.

 

 

 

Guido’s punch card

Cafe Guido in Port Hardy is offering an Advent Punch Card to help cheer the holiday season while contributing to local charities, including the Hamper Fund.

Based on the tradition of the Advent Calendar, each day brings with it a little surprise and a treat.

The price of the cards is $20, all of which is donated to the charity of the customer’s choice.

Pick up an Advent Calendar punch card for yourself, or give one or more as gifts to friends and loved ones.

 

 

 

Bingo!

Port McNeill Lions Club will host its popular annual Turkey Bingo Saturday, Dec. 15, as a Gazette Hamper Fund benefit.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the Lions Hall as a donation.Turkey Bingo begins at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

Deadline reminder

The deadline for applications for Christmas hampers has passed.

Those who apply now will have their names placed on a waiting list. Every effort will be made by the Hamper Fund committee to provide a hamper to each applicant, but late entries cannot be guaranteed.

Hampers will be delivered Dec. 22, and recipients must be home to receive a hamper.