(Ramy Gerber)

Get your throwing arms ready Victoria – the Victoria Royals will take on the Kootenay Ice on Friday, at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, in the club’s seventh 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.

The bears will be distributed to a variety of local charities including Salvation Army, the Mustard Seed, paediatrics 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.

The first 2,500 fans through the doors on Saturday will receive a set of collectable 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.

Kootenay Ice vs Victoria Royals

  • When: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

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