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Jess, Jessie & Jessica


By Fred Wallace

Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".


Last week, The Great Paul Hill was joined by 5 young ladies from the TCDMHA Peewee Girls Hockey team.

Jesse, Jessa, Jessica, Claire & Katy popped into the Dave Carr Studio to talk about their initiatives and functions for the annual Hockey Canada-Chevrolet " Good Deeds Cup. "

Somewhere during what has been a mostly undefeated season, the Lady Rebels heard the sad story of the robbery and vandalism at the Wiarton Salvation Army, and they decided they would raise food and funds to assist the recovery of the Wiarton operation.

It's pretty neat that a handful of young girls from one part of our region were unified in their support for a worthy and needy charity from another community in the area.

Among the initiatives was a " Stuff the Chevy " event over the weekend at both the Desboro & Keady Arenas.

I'm not sure how much food and cash they generated on Saturday, but as the saying goes, every little bit helps.

The helping continues tonight as the Rebel Girls are at Boston Pizza in Owen Sound tonight for a Celebrity Serve.

Through this function, 10% of food sales between 5 & 8 pm will be given to the Rebels who in turn will direct those funds to the Wiarton Salvation Army.

The Chevy will also be at Boston Pizza tonight so people can purchase and drop off a non-perishable food item.

On a grand scale, the eventual winner of the Canada-wide " Good Deeds Cup " will earn $ 100,000 for their charity.

One hundred Grand would be sweet, certainly welcome, but it almost seems secondary in that just 9 days away from Christmas, a group of 11 & 12 year old girls, along with their coaches, parents and mentors have put together a very impressive fundraiser which may or may not win them " The Good Deeds Cup ", but certainly has earned them respect and admiration from the region at large.


I'm Fred Wallace


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