Scotiabank and the Powell River Midget Hockey team joined forces last weekend during their annual Garbagethon and collected 3.23 tonnes of illegally dumped garbage! “We could have collected more, but we couldn’t physically do any more,” said Connie, financial advisor at Scotiabank. “We collected slightly less than last year, but that doesn’t mean there’s less illegally dumped garbage around the town of Powell River. We had to stop when we ran out of daylight and energy.”
The hockey players and Scotiabank employees enlisted family, friends and neighbours in their quest to clean up the town. By pledging money to help with the effort, $5,882 was raised by local residents. “And we have promised to match that with a $5,000 contribution from Scotiabank,” Connie said.
Scotiabank employees Connie and Brenda staffed a hot dog stand to raise money for the Garbagethon effort and also helped out at PR Therapeutic Riding Association’s Open House. Thomas, dropped by for coffee and a hot dog.
As well, for every $5 pledged, the recipient received one entry into a draw for two tickets to a Vancouver Canucks game, complemented by a parking pass at GM Place. “The winning ticket will be drawn at this Saturday’s home game between the PR Kings and Victoria Grizzlies,” Connie. “Someone will win a pair of tickets for the Vancouver Canucks vs Tampa Bay Lightening game for Saturday, January 9th, 2016.”