Nine children involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Kincardine and District program recently experienced the thrill of skating with members of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Little Sisters and Brothers took part in the Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids, a Bruce Power-sponsored event, on Sunday, Jan. 22, in Toronto. The event raises money for Easter Seals, one of Bruce Power’s partner charities, which assists children with physical abilities in Ontario.
Jody Slesser, Community Coordinator with Kincardine BBBS and an Administrative Assistant at Restart Operations, accompanied the ‘Littles’ to Toronto.
“This was an experience of a lifetime,” Jody said. “Some of the kids were so excited they couldn’t sleep in the days leading up to our trip. All of the Littles who went are big Leafs fans and are hockey players themselves.
“We can’t thank Bruce Power enough for providing the opportunity for these kids to meet some of their heroes. I’m sure they will never forget this experience!”
Before lacing up their skates, the group had the chance to meet and have their picture taken with former Leaf Captain Wendel Clark. Then they hit the ice at to skate with members of the Leafs, had their photos taken, and received autographs from the players. After the skate was over, the kids played games and decorated Maple Leaf cookies.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization, which provides mentoring relationships for children in need in a one-on-one match or a group program setting. Currently, the organization in Kincardine is in need of Big Brothers and male mentors for their Boys Bunch program, which runs from September until June. If you are interested in volunteering or require more information, call the office at 519-396-3565, ‘Friend’ them on Facebook at Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine, or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/kincardine.
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