Niagara IceDogs players Cameron Butler (Captain) and Cameron Peters, along with Niagara Regional Police (NRP) Deputy Chief Brett Flynn and Tarryn Anderson from Victim Services Niagara, delivered 125 teddy bears Tuesday morning to Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site for patients in the Children’s Unit.
This has been a long-standing tradition at Niagara Health, with IceDogs players and members of the NRP paying a visit and delivering teddy bears to the hospital’s youngest patients to spread some cheer over the holiday season. The teddy bears are donated by fans at the Niagara Ice Dog’s annual Teddy Bear Toss game.
In following infection prevention and control measures to maintain the safety of everyone at the hospital, the teddy bears were delivered to Niagara Health staff, who will bring one to each patient and show a video message from IceDogs players on an iPad.
Although the visit looked a bit different this year, the generosity and support of the Niagara IceDogs, Niagara Regional Police Service, Victim Services Niagara and members of the community always leave a lasting impression on Niagara Health patients and their families in their time of need.