The now-annual Canadian road hockey tour – Five Hole For Food – has formed a partnership with the BCHL.

The now-annual Canadian road hockey tour – Five Hole For Food – has formed a partnership with the BCHL.

BCHL teams up with Five Hole For Food for 2013/14 season

Hockey communities will compete to raise the most food for B.C. food banks, starting in Nanaimo on Friday, October 4.

Five Hole For Food – the Canadian cross-country road hockey tour that raised over 350,000 pounds of food for donation in 2013 – has partnered with the BCHL for select game nights during the league’s current season.

With the ‘BCHL Five Hole For Food‘ challenge, teams will be encouraging fans in attendance to best their rival cities by raising the most canned donations for food banks around British Columbia.

The first event night is this Friday – October 4 – in Nanaimo, as the Clippers host Cowichan Valley at Frank Crane Arena.

“Food banks and the families that rely on them are in need of donations at all times, not just the holidays,” said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis, in a release on FiveHoleForFood.com. “By capitalizing on the natural rivalries that exist between our teams, we hope to generate increasing donations as we proceed to make a real difference in each community.”

On its annual cross-Canada tour, Five Hole For Food (FHFF) hosts road hockey games in popular city centres – including its flagship game on Granville Street in Vancouver – and asks participants to bring a stick (for the game) and a can of food.

This year, FHFF shattered its goal of 250,000 pounds of food, eclipsing that by over 100,000 pounds. Over for years of the tour’s existence – it was started in 2010 after the Vancouver Winter Olympics – Five Hole has raised over half a million pounds of food.

The organization’s founder, Richard Loat (from North Vancouver), has also branched out with Footy For Food, a soccer tour with the same goal that runs through Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

The full 2013 BCHL Five Hole For Food schedule is as follows…

Nanaimo Clippers – Friday, Oct. 4

Langley Rivermen – Saturday, Oct. 19

Coquitlam Express – Friday, Nov. 1

West Kelowna Warriors – Friday, Nov. 15

Trail Smoke Eaters – Saturday, Nov. 16

Victoria Grizzlies – Saturday, Nov. 30

Powell River Kings – Friday, Dec. 6

Salmon Arm SilverBacks – Saturday, Dec. 7

Alberni Valley Bulldogs – Saturday, Dec. 14

Chilliwack Chiefs – Sunday, Dec. 29

Vernon Vipers – Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Surrey Eagles – Friday, Jan. 31

Penticton Vees – Friday, Feb. 7

Cowichan Valley Capitals – Friday, Feb. 21

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*Videos of the 2013 FHFF tour through British Columbia:

Vancouver, B.C.

Victoria, B.C.

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