Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has partnered with the Brandon Wheat Kings on this Friday night's (November 17th) Home Game against the Edmonton Oil Kings for Spread the Warmth Night to collect warm winter accessories to donate back into the community.

Through Spread the Warmth campaign, Prairie Mountain Health is asking for donations of new mitts, gloves, toques, socks and underwear to help our more vulnerable population during the cold winter months.

“Prairie Mountain Health felt doing a donation drive could be another way to help our clients who use our program and services,” stated PMH Communications Coordinator Monica Truffyn. “Our winter months can be long and harsh in Manitoba, and being able to offer our clients warm apparel to keep them better protected against the elements was something we wanted to do.”

The items collected will be given to our various programs and services, such as our Emergency Departments across the Westman Region, 7th Street Health Access Centre and Public and Mental Health offices.

In addition, PMH will be part of the Chuck-A-Puck event, selling sponge pucks at the doors for $2 each. During the 2nd intermission, there is a toss – the closest puck to the centre ice circle wins the PMH prize package! Money collected will be used to purchase necessities, such as hygiene items.

This is the second year the Spread the Warmth campaign is being organize.  Back in 2022, due to bad weather the Wheat Kings game was cancelled and so then was the PMH Spread the Warmth event.

"So, we're really excited for Friday and being set up at the game," shares Truffyn. "This is not just for Brandon.  It's for people who come from all over Westman to take part and to support the Wheat Kings.  So, for to be part of that and to offer this up to us, plus Chuck-A-Puck it's really great!  We really hope people will get on board and help us out with this campaign drive!"

Please listen to more with Monica Truffyn below!

PMH will set up donation boxes at the entrances for the Friday, November 17 game (7 p.m.) against the Edmonton Oil Kings at Westoba Place.  As well sponge pucks will be for sale at the entrance doors for the Chuck-A-Puck event!

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