KEMPTVILLE – The Kemptville Storm Peewee House team is taking part in this year’s Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup competition.
The team was at the Kemptville Legion Branch 212 on Sun., Dec. 9 writing out Christmas cards to be sent oversees to Canadian military who are missing home this season.
The team was performing another good deed in the quest to be the first girl’s hockey team to take home the title.
Manager of the team, Marie-Maddalena said, “We wanted to teach the girls to give back to their community.”
The team is made up of players from Iroquois, Osgoode, Morewood and Kemptville.
Ruby Jansen, from Iroquois, who plays centre said, “It’s is cool to know that they will read the cards and realize that they are missed.”
Nadia MacLean, the team’s goalie, who lives in Morewood said, “When I write a card I try to imagine what the faces of soldiers will look like when they read it because they know it is coming from home.”
Lieut. Joanne Chartrand was at the Legion to take the bag of Christmas cards away when the day was finished. She said they will go to Belleville and from there delivered by military transport to soldiers oversees. Chartrand served in Afghanistan and said the soldiers appreciate getting the cards from home.
Head coach of the team, Chris Moore, said, “They are all learning from this. They are hoping to win, but at the same time they are having fun.”
To take part in the quest for the cup the team has to be able to submit a one-minute video of all of their good deeds. They have chosen to take on four good deeds for their submission.
On Sat., Dec. 1, the team took part in the Salvation Army Santa Shuffle five-kilometre run at Ferguson Forestry Centre. They raised $1,350.
On Sat., Dec. 8, they helped the Salvation Army again by manning the Christmas kettles at five Kemptville businesses.
After the girls finished with making Christmas cards for the military they will be at Bayfield Manor on Sat., Dec. 15 helping seniors’ make out their Christmas cards for friends and family.
Once videos have been submitted the top 10 winning teams will be announced in January. After that there will be an online vote for the final winner.
The Good Deeds Cup is a collaboration between Chevrolet and Hockey Canada.
The winner of the cup will receive $100,000 to be given to the team’s favourite charity, as well as a hometown parade with a cup and recognition by Hockey Canada.