Canadians deliver on Thanksgiving promise

C's partner with The Salvation Army & Save-On-Foods to deliver family-sized turkeys to local families ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

Canadians VP Graham Wall (left) joins Salvation Army Major James Hagglund handing out turkeys to families on Wednesday afternoon. (Rob Fai)

By Rob Fai / Vancouver Canadians | October 4, 2017 3:46 PM ET


(Vancouver, B.C.) - The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club in partnership with Save-On-Foods and The Salvation Army shared in some Thanksgiving generosity on Wednesday delivering 100 family-sized turkeys to local families in advance of the upcoming long weekend.

"We put our commitment to this community above all else," states Vancouver Canadians, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Graham Wall.

"To help bring families together this Thanksgiving and do it alongside both Save-On-Foods and The Salvation Army is really special for us. These families rely on The Salvation Army on a daily basis so to be able to help bring some cheer as the holiday season approaches is something we take great pride in."

"Many people we serve find it difficult to afford the necessities of life such as rent, the medications they may need, and heat and hydro. Together with our community partners, we are able to share this gift of a turkey which provides a nutritious meal and the added blessing of precious time spent with family and friends over a meal at Thanksgiving time," James Hagglund, Major, Salvation Army.

This event marks the 11th consecutive year that the Vancouver Canadians have hand-delivered family-sized turkeys to local families in co-operation with The Salvation Army.

"I'm glad they gave me instructions," said Karen who brought her basket in tow to help bring home her family-sized turkey.

"My family doesn't get together a whole lot so maybe this will bring them over," Karen added while smiling.


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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