Chilliwack Chiefs partner to 'Fill the rink for the Food Bank'

The Chilliwack Chiefs have partnered with the Salvation Army, Save-On-Food group, the Chilliwack Progress and three other media outlets in a bid to help the Chilliwack and District Food Bank.

The Wednesday, Dec. 28 BCHL game between the Chiefs and the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings is now 'Fill the Rink for the Food Bank' night at Prospera Centre.

Tickets to the game have been cut to $5 (including service fees and taxes) for any fan who brings a donation of non-perishable food. Chiefs season-ticket holders are invited to bring a friend for free with a food donation.

Workers from Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods will be camped out at the four Prospera Centre entrances, boxing up the food for transport to the Food Banks.

“We are very conscious of the fact that both the Food Bank and our wallets are depleted right after Christmas,” said Chiefs president Glen Ringdal. “We are trying to make it easy for hockey fans and others to help at this critical time of year. We hope every seat in the building is full that night and we deliver tons of food for people who need it.”

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz stressed the need for donations throughout the year. “We must remember that hunger does not end on Christmas Day,” she said. “People in our community are very generous and I believe will welcome this exciting opportunity to extend their giving attitude.”

Chilliwack Salvation Army Food Bank director Don Armstrong said the need for donations cannot be understated.

“At this time of year we are in urgent need of tinned meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and ready-to-eat products such as ravioli, stew, port and beans and the like. We also need peanut butter, pasta, rice, cereals and baby food. And of course, cash is always happily received.”

Tickets may be purchased in advance online through or at the Prospera Centre Box Office.

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