Cornwall Ontario — Hockey players wearing the colours maroon, gold, and white will be knocking door to door canvasing several neighborhoods on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 starting at 6pm.
Students from the Ontario Hockey Academy, including Matthew Briggs and Samuel Russell pictured here, will be collecting non perishable food for the Agape this Halloween for a seventh consecutive year.
Eight hockey teams will be visiting several different Cornwall neighborhoods including Riverdale, Center-town, around Home Depot, Sunrise Acres, and around Vincent Massey.
Student athletes engaged in this activity will have the opportunity to volunteer and learn more about civic responsibility.
“It’s for a good cause, and it is the least we can do,” says Matthew Briggs who is a Grade 12 honour roll student at the Ontario Hockey Academy and captain of the boys U18 team.
“This is my third year participating in this event. It’s something I look forward to doing,” Grade 12 honour roll student and U18 assistant captain Samuel Russell added.
The Agape Centre relies 100% on the donations of time, food, money, clothing, and other household items from the community to help families that access the services.
OHA has also recently partnered with Christal Bowen, instructor and operator of Zumba with Christal, to host a food drive for the month of October! OHA students have been volunteering at ZwithC to collect and organize donations each week.
“The Agape Centre plays such an important role in providing support in the Cornwall community. We are truly happy that we can play a role in ensuring the center is able to continue to meet our city’s needs”, Principal Jesse Ferguson said.
“This year marks our 10th year of operation, and we wanted to commemorate the event by giving back to our community in a big way!” Ferguson added.
For more information on the Ontario Hockey Academy visit their website.