CTV/911 charity event raises over $22,500 for Clare-Digby minor hockey

Published on March 14, 2017

Robert Cottreau, Associate Terminal Manager at Bay Ferries, stands with Sean Fredericks, who won a round-trip and car rental prize donated by the company at the Clare-Digby CTV/911 Hockey Benefit game March 4.

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DIGBY, NS - The numbers are in, and it's another year of success for the Clare-Digby CTV/911 Hockey Benefit game.

Overall, this year’s event raised upwards of $22,500 through ticket sales, a 50/50 draw and money at the door.

Greg Nixon, the game organizer, said he could not be happier with these results.

He said this event is only possible year after year because of the outpouring of community support it receives. The support comes in different forms, including people who volunteer, business that donate money, and also prizes that are donated.

The biggest prize donated was a roundtrip-for-two and car rental voucher from  Bay Ferries, which was won by Sean Fredericks.

Other big ticket winners included:

        ·      Max Hanna, who won a $250 gift certificate from Belliveau Motors

        ·      Gordon O’Neil, who won a gift certificate from Wilson’s Home Hardware Building Centre

        ·      Garry Warren, who won a one-year golfing membership from Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa

        ·      Sharon Melanson, who won 10 pounds of lobster donated by Mike Doucette

Clare-Digby Timbit players playing at the game between periods.

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Nixon also expressed a huge thank you to the CTV team, which he says always pays their own way in addition to raising money for the event. This year, they raised over $1,000.

The event was also a success for the kids who got to play on the ice.

“This would be the first time many of these kids have played in front of a massive crowd,” said Nixon, “and they always have a blast.”

All of these factors go to show Digby and Clare know how to support their minor hockey.

“We’re a small community but we take a lot of pride in what we do,” said Nixon.

“We’re getting kids involved, getting them out there, and getting them active.”