BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers Wives Supplying Emergency Relief) – Food on the Table for 26 Years!

Once again the BOWSER Babes will be giving their time and energy to raise food and cash to support the Burlington Food Bank.  They will be setting up tables in the lobbies of the arenas in which we are playing.  Your generous support is needed as well.  Any contribution of food items or cash will be greatly accepted and appreciated.

The more we do for the food bank, the better we can help those in need in our community.

Upcoming dates for BOWSER 

Saturday - Oct  20 – 4-6 pm Appleby 2
Sunday - Oct 21
Sunday, Nov 18
Wednesday – Dec 12 – only the 8-10 pm hours at Appleby 1
Sunday – Dec 16
Sunday – Jan 20
Wednesday – Jan 23 – only the 8-10 pm hours at Appleby 1
Sunday – Feb 17
Sunday – Mar 24
Saturday, April 13


In 1992, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief). The mandate was to help the less fortunate citizens of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank.  Each month  during the hockey season the “BOWSER BABES” are at the arenas to collect non-perishable food items and household necessities. Some skaters prefer to donate cash in the bucket at the BOWSER table. All donations are distributed to Burlington residents.



BOHC and Burlington Food Bank

BOHC presented our 2016-17 season donation of a cheque for $13,464 (and 2,207 food items) to The Burlington Food Bank. This donation is thanks to our players donations and is a result of the volunteer work done by B.O.W.S.E.R - Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief.

Shown here are Wendall Ahearn (President, BOHC), Barb Charron (BOWSER), John Love (Food Bank Director and ex- BOHC player), Jeff Davis (VP Hockey, BOHC), Michele Wood (BOWSER), and Robin Bailey (recently appointed Executive Director of the Food Bank).

...thanks “BOWSER BABES”!