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TRURO, N.S. — The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is teaming up with the Truro Jr. A Bearcats for a particular fundraiser that can go away those that contribute with a particular game-worn jersey that’s positive to be a dialog piece and welcome memento for any hockey fan, for years to return.
Stuart Kia and BrokerLink are additionally a part of the supportive line-up for the jersey public sale fundraiser which begins Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. and might be discovered at www.32auctions.com/HospiceHUGJerseys.
Gamers’ title bars are on the white, inexperienced and yellow (society colors) jerseys with their corresponding numbers, aside from a few later additions to the Truro roster. One particular jersey options the title bar of Bearcats’ veteran head coach Shawn Evans who, earlier this season, coached in his 1,000 common season Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) recreation behind the Truro bench.
“We’re grateful to announce an public sale for 22 game-worn Truro Jr. A Bearcats’ jerseys,” mentioned Stacey Harrison, govt director of the society.
“This chance to seize memorabilia from our native group as they head into the 2023 Maritime Junior Hockey League playoffs, for the twenty sixth 12 months in a row, is dropped at you thru a tremendous partnership,” she added, a nod to the companies together with the hockey group that performs out of the Rath Eastlink Neighborhood Centre (RECC).
She talked about Don McMillan, a volunteer with the society who additionally does some work for the junior Bearcats, bringing it collectively.
“Don had the great concept to create a jersey for the group to put on which has our hospice colors, our emblem and a ‘HUG’ for all jerseys,” Harrison mentioned, referencing the HUG (an area for Hope and Understanding for the Grieving) Centre.
“With no core funding for our programming, fundraisers like this are so vital to make sure we might be there for anybody experiencing grief in Colchester and East Hants.”
The Mission assertion on the society’s web site – cehhospice.org – speaks extra to their work and objectives.
“We’re a caring, community-based group who educates, helps and supplies instruments to empower those that are combating grief,” it reads. “We honor your journey by quite a lot of applications and companies to encourage hope and understanding for the griever.”
The society was based in 2003 as, additionally from the web site, “a grassroots effort to additional assist folks and their households who’re dying and grieving past what is accessible by the healthcare system.
Bearcats’ president Dave Higgins mentioned the group could be very happy to have the ability to assist the vital work of the native society which is predicated at 89 Queen St. in Truro.
“The Truro Jr. A Bearcats are thrilled to have the ability to assist on this nice fundraising alternative with the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society,” Higgins mentioned.
“To have the ability to assist elevate funds by the jersey public sale and assist convey consciousness to all the good work that the hospice society does for our neighborhood; it’s a nice privilege for us as a corporation.”
The jersey will probably be worn in the course of the Bearcats’ final common season recreation this Friday (March 10) as they tackle the Amherst Ramblers.
The sport may also function a pre-game ceremony to honour the 1998 Truro TSN Senior AAA Bearcats who’re celebrating the silver (25 years) anniversary of their historic Allan Cup championship – solely the second time the trophy, which has been round since 1909, was claimed by a group from Nova Scotia.