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Toy drive at this Fridays Wheat Kings game

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: November 26, 2019 17:01

Wheat Kings fans encouraged to bring a new and unwrapped toy at this Friday’s game

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Whether unwrapping a teddy bear, a fire truck or a stethoscope, there’s nothing like making kids smile during the holidays. This year, Wawanesa Insurance is teaming up with local charities, the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings and independent insurance brokers to host holiday toy drives across western Manitoba.

Wawanesa Insurance is encouraging Wheat King fans to get the warm and fuzzies by donating a new and unwrapped toy at this Friday’s game at Westoba Place between the Wheat Kings and visiting Winnipeg ICE. As a special thank you for your donation, Wawanesa and the CHL will enter all toy donors into a Grand Prize draw for a trip for two to Kelowna for this year’s Memorial Cup Presented by Kia.

If someone is unable to bring a toy to the game, Wawanesa has partnered with local insurance brokers to provide people with convenient toy drive drop-off locations. View all broker locations and learn more about the Wawanesa Toy Drives, including full contest rules, by visiting the website below.

“The Wheat Kings look forward to supporting our communities and this is another wonderful opportunity to give back to those that support us over the years,” says Wheat Kings’ Director of Business Operations and Sponsorship Rick Dillabough. “This night will kick off a month of giving for western Manitoba hockey fans. In addition to the Toy Drive, we will be hosting the annual Teddy Bear and Toque Toss Night on December 13th.”

We are so grateful to be welcomed into such caring, generous communities, working alongside so many of our fellow Canadians to help make the holidays brighter for kids across the country,” said Selena Hinds,  Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs for Wawanesa Insurance. “In 36 different communities – from Brandon to Victoria, Chicoutimi to Medicine Hat – Wawanesa Insurance is partnering with the Canadian Hockey League, independent insurance brokers and local charities to host holiday toy drives. If you want to donate, you can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the game or to the offices of one of our many insurance broker partners.”

All donations will go to Samaritan House and the annual Westman & Area Traditional Christmas Dinner.

“Samaritan House provides food and support to hundreds of families in Westman every week,” says Executive Director John Jackson. “We’re proud to partner with the Wheat Kings and Wawanesa Insurance to help people experience the joy of Christmas.”

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