The Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (BOHC) is getting ready to drop the puck on the winter session which starts Oct. 1 - and they'll be starting on a high note, after presenting donations to two local charities last week.
At the annual Captains/Convenors kick-off meeting on Sept. 14, the club recognized the efforts of the BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief) Babes, who collected 3,513 food items for the Burlington Food Bank last season. They also presented Food Bank Executive Director Robin Bailey with a cheque for $25,214, which included both the donations collected by the BOWSER Babes and the proceeds from the BOHC dance fundraiser.
To date, BOHC has donated a lifetime total of 99,244 food items and $346,060 in cash donations to Burlington Food Bank, and the BOWSER Babes will be back at it this season, collecting cash and food items at tables set up at local arenas during BOHC games.
The club also presented Carpenter Hospice with a cheque for $9,600, the result of several fundaising intiatives last season. These included the amazing efforts of the Gil Verwey’s Golf committee, the invitational tourney, the tourney bartenders, euchre nights, the Friday social group and a donation in memory of Bob Gaumont.