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Cougars and Sally Ann Team Up

Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 3:47 AM

Prince George, B.C. – A new partnership between the Prince George Cougars and the Salvation Army is set to benefit both hockey fans and those in need.

Now through Thursday, October 8th, the Cougars are inviting fans to drop off non-perishable food items at the Prince George Cougars office (located at CN Centre) in exchange for discounted tickets for games October 9th and 10th versus the visiting Tri-City Americans.

Those who participate will have $6 reduced from their tickets ($16.50 plus tax for adults and $12 plus tax for youth).

In addition to that fans who take part will receive a free popcorn ($5 value) at the game and will also be entered into a draw for a ride on the Cat’s FANBONI.

The Cougars office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.


Why just the Salvation Army???
The St. Vincent DePaul Society does more for local homeless people that the Salvation Army does. St. Vincent’s run a soup kitchen that provided the homeless 3 squares per day; they also have a food bank and food hamper program; they have a christmas hamper program; they host large turkey dinners for occasions such as Christmas & Thanksgiving at the hall of Sacred Heart Church; they operate a thrift store and will provide low income and/or homeless persons merchandise from the Thrift store free of charge if the persons doesn’t have any money to buy the things they need.
Additionally, the Salvation Army used to (I’m not 100% sure if they still occurs) force persons accessing free meals/food to sit through a sermon, regardless of what their religious affiliations were, regardless if the person was agnostic. That is just wrong on so many levels. You never see the Saint Vincent DePaul society forcing people to sit through a sermon to get food; not even at the Christmas dinners at Sacred Heart.
No I will not ever donate to the Salvation Army.
I will continue to support and donate to the Saint Vincent DePaul society.
I generally donate christmas gifts for teenageers, since they are often forgotten in the hamper programs, clothing and merchandise and food, and will continue to support this society exclusively.
I wish more people/organizations would consider St. Vincent’s over the Sally Ann.

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