A Big Night with the Giants was a big success. Many residents in the area attended the pre-game event for Vancouver Giants autographs and photos, free food, face painting, floor hockey shootouts and more. During the game, spectators watched the Vancouver Giants in an exciting high scoring game with the Medicine Hat Tigers. It was a lot of fun, and for one long-time active community resident, their first hockey game. The proceeds went towards a great cause. Partial proceeds went to out-of-school programs in the community and Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC). Hastings North BIA, HSCPC, and the community schools sold almost 800 tickets!
We would like to thank everyone who attended the game to cheer on the Vancouver Giants team and thank everyone who sponsored families to partake in this community event. We may not have won that game but there was definitely a high level of community involvement and great community spirit. Because of this event’s success, we are pleased to announce that this event will take place on an annual basis, with the next fundraising game to take place in October 2012! Stay tuned for more updates. We look forward to seeing you cheer on our home team again.