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Tackle Hunger Food Drive 2011

Monday, August 8th, 2011 — 1:33pm PDT
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The Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive, in partnership with the BC Lions for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, is taking place this coming Saturday, August 13th.

Photo credit: blog_bleistift on Flickr

This is the 9th annual Tackle Hunger campaign and fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food item donations or cash in support of this cause. Volunteers will be at every gate to collect donations as the BC Lions take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on the field.

The most-needed items currently listed on the Food Bank’s website are canned meat and fish, whole wheat pasta and rice, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, baby formula and baby food.

Coming off a big win against Saskatchewan on Friday, Empire Field will be the place to be on Saturday. Arrive early for the BC Lions Street Party at 5:30pm. There will be live music, family activities (including free face painting), poster making, games and more. Football fans who bring a donation this weekend will have the opportunity to receive a souvenir photo with the Grey Cup and enter a draw to win two tickets to the 2011 Grey Cup in Vancouver.

If you would like to attend Saturday’s game, I have a pair of tickets to give away as a part of a prize pack that includes 2 tickets to Saturday’s game, a Purolator Tackle Hunger t-shirt, golf shirt, and jacket, BC Lions gear (training camp shirt, pom-poms, towel, noisemakers, hat, yearbook, Tim Horton’s card, sticker, lanyard, and more), and the book “Legends of Autumn – The Glory Years of Canadian Football” by Denny Boyd and Brian Scrivener.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win @BCLions tickets & a prize pack supporting @VanFoodBank thanks to @PurolatorTH & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am, Thursday, August 11, 2011. Purolator also partners with the CFL throughout the entire season by donating a quarterback’s weight in food (to the team’s local food bank) whenever one gets sacked during the regular season.

    Update The winner is Bonnie!

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    1. Jeff says:

      I haven’t attended a BC Lions game in over a decade and a half.

    2. Lauren says:

      We’d love to go – thanks!

    3. Kelly says:

      My little brother and I would love to attend a Lions game!

    4. Dawn says:

      Awesome cause! Would love to take my Dad to see the Lions and Empire field before it’s gone!

    5. Jeannelle says:

      lions game would be great now that the weather is looking up!

    6. Emily says:

      Sounds like fun! I’d love to take my boyfriend, who’s from Winnipeg.

    7. Sharylin says:

      It would be great to get tickets to the game and contribute to the food bank!

    8. Mary says:

      sounds nice. want to visit empire field

    9. BJ says:

      Would love to send my mom and brother to a game!

    10. Amy says:

      There’s nothing quite like catching a game on an outdoor field

    11. liz says:

      I’ve never been to an outdoor football game and it sounds like a great day!I tweeted about this.

    12. Aileen R says:

      This would be the perfect time for me to finally make it to a game! I keep meaning to, but forget to buy the tickets. *lol*

    13. Judy says:

      Would love to take my dad to the game !! Thx
      And support the Food Bank πŸ˜‰

    14. Jeff N says:

      Would love to head to that game!

    15. Doug S. says:

      Hooray for the Lions! Hooray for the food bank!

    16. Would love to take the old man!!

    17. Sharla Taki says:

      Come on && roar you Lions roar!!!

    18. maria says:

      I would love to go to the game!

    19. James says:

      I love going to Lions’ games but my student budget doesn’t stretch too far. Hope you pick me so I can take my buddy this weekend.

    20. Nicole L says:

      Great cause! =) What a great way to get the word out!

    21. Leanne M says:

      These Lions have the biggest heart – I love supporting them and the causes they bring light too. Would love to pounce over there for a roaring good time! πŸ˜‰

    22. Adam says:

      I’d love to go see the lions win!

    23. Michelle says:

      Love the food donation based on the sacked quarterback’s weight!

    24. Bonnie R says:

      Great cause!! Would be great to attend!

    25. Andrew says:

      I would love to attend my first lions game!

    26. Hayley says:

      last game we lost and was with my ex. time for a change

    27. Dilara says:

      I’d love to attend a Lions game soon, it’s been ages!

    28. Stephanie says:

      I think going to a game sounds like a lot of fun.

    29. Alan says:

      Would love to see a lions game at Empire before the move…

    30. kickpleat says:

      I’ve never been to a football game but my husband remembers BC Lions games at Empire Stadium from when he was a kid. Would love to win tickets!

    31. Andrew C. says:

      If I win tickets I personally guarantee the Lions will win!

    32. steve says:

      What a great cause and great contest! I hope I win so I can donate some food!!!!

    33. Ian Y says:

      I haven’t been to a Lions Game in agessss! I sure hope they win, and i know they WILL win if I were there..cough cough πŸ™‚ haha

    34. Grace Mok says:

      Tickets for two, perfect for me!!!

    35. sp says:

      I’ve never been to a football game!

    36. Sunhee says:

      big fan over here! Thank you!

    37. Mae says:

      Would be great to catch an outdoors game at Empire Stadium. I’ve only ever caught games inside BC Place.

    38. Kristina says:

      Never been to a Lions game so would love to go!!

    39. HS says:

      I’d love to take my dad!

    40. au says:

      i go for any sport. .i want a souvenir pic with Ryan Philip if i won! πŸ™‚

    41. Garret says:

      havent been to the blog in awhile, miss contests like these πŸ™‚

    42. Zane says:

      This will be an awesome event. I hope to attend.

    43. Kristal says:

      Happy Thursday! Good luck to everyone!

    44. Darren says:

      Saw this on Twitter, keep up the good work in helping the 604!~

    45. Cameron W. says:

      I would love to go!

    46. sharonne says:

      MY father in law would love to go. m

    47. Erin says:

      Pick me!

    48. Leah P says:

      I haven’t been to a BC Lions game since I was about 7 – I’d love to see them before they move to the new BC Place!

    49. Mike says:

      *crosses fingers* I’d love to go to the game.

    50. Leslie says:

      Great stuff! Let’s support the Tackle Hunger Food drive.

    51. Aidan says:

      Please please please πŸ™‚ my FIL is in town & a big Winnipeg fan my husband would love to see a Lions game with his dad.

    52. Come on Lions. Time to climb back the leader board!!!

    53. Leslie L says:

      Awesome event!

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