BCHL driving for food banks

The 2015 Five Hole for Food (FHFF) tour is coming to Victoria and Vancouver this Friday and Saturday.

Brent Mutis

BCHL Media Services

The 2015 Five Hole for Food (FHFF) tour is coming to Victoria and Vancouver this Friday and Saturday and in addition to that, the B.C. Hockey League is announcing a third BCHL–FHFF Challenge campaign for the upcoming season.

Once again, each BCHL team will host a BCHL– FHFF Challenge night and try to top all other franchises in food gathered in one game night.

This past season, the BCHL collectively raised just shy of 37,000 pounds for food banks around B.C. This total bested the number from the 2013-14 season, when just under 34,000 pounds was gathered from across the league.

The Powell River Kings were the champions of the 2014-15 campaign, raising 10,500 pounds on their BCHL–FHFF Challenge night on Dec. 12.

Five Hole for Food is just about to complete its 2015 cross-Canada street hockey tour. After starting in St. John’s, N.L. on July 1, FHFF will have made 13 stops across the country by the time Saturday’s event in Vancouver is complete.

The tour is at Mayfair Shopping Centre from noon to 4 p.m. today and comes to Vancouver Saturday for a street hockey event on Granville Street from noon to 6 p.m.

Over the last five years, FHFF has raised more than a million pounds for Canadian food banks.

The dates for each team’s challenge night will be announced in late August.