VIDEO: Celebrities visit Langley to trade autographs for donations to help abused children

Vancouver Canucks legends Dave Babych, Jyrki Lumme and goaltender Kirk McLean appear at Christmas Food and Toy Drive



Walnut Grove resident Pat Leathem brought his son’s hockey helmet for goaltender Kirk McLean to sign.

“This was my son’s street hockey mask,” Leathem said.

“When I heard about this, I had to come over.”

Leathem said he had decorated his son’s helmet to match the headgear McLean wore in 1994, when the Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup final.

McLean, along with Dave Babych and Jyrki Lumme were appearing at a Celebrity Christmas Food and Toy Drive outside the Langley London Drugs store today.

The ’94 Stanley Cup final players were signing autographs for the price of a non-perishable food item, unwrapped toy or cash for donation.

All proceeds will go to make Christmas hampers for children and women who are victims of abuse.

The toy drive was organized by Aldergrove resident Andy Bhatti, of Andy Bhatti Interventions & Addictions Services with Sagewood Women’s Recovery Center in Maple Ridge.

Bhatti, an abuse survivor, also supports Sophie’s Place which is based out of Surrey but has a satellite office in Langley City.

The centre helps children who have experienced trauma, including sexual abuse.

 

Just Posted

North Delta Huskies honour former captain as provincial banner unveiled

NDSS’s championship win marks the school’s first senior boys provincial basketball title in 29 years

McCallum’s canal pitch took Surrey councillors by surprise

City government has more important issues pressing than building a canal, councillors say

Surrey RCMP conducting drug-related search warrant

Traffic closed in both directions on 128th Street, between 64th and 66th Avenue

Surrey-North Delta Meals on Wheels in ‘desperate’ search for new partner

Without a new kitchen found by Sept. 1, the charity says it won’t have food to deliver to those in need

Cloverdale Toastmasters celebrate 25 years of learning and laughter

Cloverdale club is a high achieving, yet laid-back Toastmasters group

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Scorpion gives birth after hitching ride in B.C. woman’s luggage

A Vancouver woman inadvertently brought the animal home from a trip to Cuba

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Girl, 10, poisoned by carbon monoxide at B.C. campsite could soon return home

Lucille Beaurain died and daughter Micaela Walton, 10, was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital on May 18

Most Read