BCHL’s Five Hole for Food Challenge begins this weekend

Cowichan Valley kicks off BCHL's third Five Hole for Food Challenge

BCHL Five-hole for Food initiative kicks off this weekend in Cowichan Valley.

BCHL Five-hole for Food initiative kicks off this weekend in Cowichan Valley.

The third BCHL—Five Hole for Food Challenge presented by First West Credit Union starts this weekend in Cowichan Valley.

Once again, each BCHL club will host a night this season for fans, supporters and sponsors to try and raise the most food and donations for their local food bank.

“As we know, hunger is not a just seasonal obstacle for many families,” said BCHL communications director Brent Mutis in a league statement. “By going around our league through the whole season, we again plan to provide support for local food banks at times when they may not be receiving a lot of donations. Our league has made a big difference in each of the last two years and with extra support from First West Credit Union, we hope to make an even bigger collective contribution this season. The addition of a new franchise in Wenatchee makes this goal even more realistic.”

2015-16 schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Cowichan Valley Capitals

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Langley Rivermen

Friday, Nov. 20 – West Kelowna Warriors

Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Merritt Centennials

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Wenatchee Wild

Saturday, Nov. 28 – Vernon Vipers

Friday, Dec. 4 – Prince George Spruce Kings

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Powell River Kings

Friday, Dec. 11 – Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Friday, Dec. 18 – Nanaimo Clippers

Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Chilliwack Chiefs

Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Penticton Vees

Friday, Jan. 15 – Surrey Eagles

Friday, Jan. 22 – Coquitlam Express

Sunday, Jan. 31 – Victoria Grizzlies

Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Trail Smoke Eaters

Last year, the league collectively rounded up just shy of 37,000 pounds for food banks across the league. This total bested the number from the inaugural campaign in 2013-14, when almost 34,000 pounds was gathered.

The Powell River Kings were last year’s BCHL – Five Hole for Food Challenge champions with 10,500 pounds raised.

First West Credit Union is a proud community partner of the BCHL and its Five Hole for Food Challenge.

“First West adopted the problem of hunger and food security as its signature cause in March 2010 and since then over $1.2 million have been raised for food banks across British Columbia,” said Susan Byrom, senior manager of community investment at First West Credit Union. “Our divisions—Envision Financial, Enderby & District Financial, Island Savings and Valley First—love supporting local food banks in our communities. By partnering with the BCHL, we can extend our reach to make an even bigger difference for the food banks that assist more than 97,000 British Columbians each month.”

Five Hole for Food is a national non-profit organization. Each summer, the FHFF team goes coast to coast across the country holding huge street hockey tournaments to raise food donations and over the last five years, more than one million pounds has been raised by these events. For more information, visit www.fiveholeforfood.com.

 

Just Posted

Penticton Overdose Prevention Society co-founders Desiree Franz, Shane Surowski and Stephanie Lines have created the city’s first unsanctioned public overdose prevention site using an old wine-tour bus. The site began operations in June 2021. (Desiree Franz/Facebook)
Volunteers launch Penticton’s first public supervised injection site

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year for overdoses in Penticton on record

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)
Golfing from sunrise to sunset in Oliver for ALS

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club have taken up the challenge June 29

Jann Arden will embark on Canada-wide tour Spring 2022 with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on June 13. (Contributed)
Jann Arden coming to Penticton in 2022

The Jann Arden Live! tour has been rescheduled for 2022

A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)
Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that may produce strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain

The South Okanagan Tim Hortons raised over $4,000 through the three day orange doughnut promotion with 100 per cent of proceeds going to to the Residential School Survivors Society. The owner of these locations matched the amount. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
South Okanagan Tim Hortons raises over $8K for residential school survivors

More than $4,000 worth of doughnuts were purchased over three days

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Jann Arden backs petition to stop live horse export

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Controversial Vernon goose cull won’t fly this year

Necessary permit procedures held up at a federal level

Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death after body found in truck

Police responded to a truck parked out front of a Main Street business where the body was found

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

Most Read