Get your throwing arms ready Victoria – the Royals will take on the Vancouver Giants on Saturday, at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre at 7:05 p.m., in the club’s sixth annual Teddy Bear Toss Night.
Fans can bring a new or gently-used teddy bear and throw them on the ice after the Royals score their first goal. Don’t have a bear to toss? Mini-Marty’s will be on sale at the game.
Save-On-Foods will be giving out plastic bags at the entrance to wrap stuffed toys in before they are thrown on the ice.
Bears will be distributed to a variety of local charities including Salvation Army, The Mustard Seed, pediatrics ward at Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Queen Alexandra Foundation, Single Parent Resource Centre, Women in Need, Victoria Police Department, and the Victoria Women’s Transition House.
Saturday’s game will be the last opportunity for fans to see the Royals live in action at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre before the Christmas Holidays.
The first 2,500 fans through the doors on Saturday will receive a set of collectible Royals’ 2016-17 player cards.
Japan Camera will also be on site at Gate 1 to take Christmas photos with Marty the Marmot from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Photos are by food or cash donation to the Mustard Seed Food Bank.
Tickets to the game can be purchased online or at the box office.