Marty leads annual hospital helper

Hockey for Hospitals is Feb. 4 at Save On Foods Memorial Centre

  • Jan. 30, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Victoria Royals’ mascot

Victoria Royals’ mascot

The third annual Hockey for Hospitals tilt features the Victoria Royals in battle with the Calgary Hitmen.

The event raises funds through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, and this year they target $20,000 to buy two specialized electric stretchers for the Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospital emergency departments. Funds are raised through ticket sales, 50/50 ticket sales on game night and the popular Chuck-a-Puck game at intermission.

Last year, ticket sales and donations raised $22,000 and a late $5,000 donation took them to their $27,000 goal to purchase three specialized electric stretchers for the Victoria General and Royal Jubilee Hospital Emergency Departments.

“Any one of us, or our family members, could find ourselves in need of our emergency departments at any moment,” said Cam Hope, Victoria Royals president and general manager.

“Knowing our hospitals are equipped with the tools they need to provide emergency care to all members of our community is reassuring. We’re proud to be able to help raise funds for this essential equipment.”

In 2016, the emergency departments at Victoria General and Royal Jubilee combined saw about 120,000 patients.

The teams face off Feb. 4 at Save On Foods Memorial Centre.  Visit victoriahf.ca/hockey/ for discounted tickets online.