While the Langley Rivermen have a big three-game weekend ahead of them, they took some time both on and off the ice this week to give back to the community in a number of ways.
The team spent Wednesday afternoon all around Langley helping out the Salvation Army in their annual Christmas Kettle drive.
Thursday night the boys boarded a Christmas float and sang carols around town while handing out ticket vouchers to some lucky residents.
And earlier in the week it was a very special event Tuesday for a charity very close to the Rivermen. Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind is a charity geared towards helping visually impaired children enjoy Canada’s game. The Rivermen took a day off of practice to spend time with a number of children who got a chance to skate on the ice at the LEC. Rivermen co-owner John Henderson’s son, Burt, helped spearhead the day. He has been involved with Courage Canada since his young daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease two years ago.
Ava along with another 20 or so visually impaired kids had blast!
The day was also featured by CTV’s Perry Solkowski in his latest “Perry’s Prospects” segement which you can see here: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/more/sports/perry-s-prospects
For more information on Courage Canada, visit their website at http://www.couragecanada.ca/