June 20, 2019 -- BOWSER BABES – Annual Contribution
In the fall of 1992, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief). Their mandate was to help the less fortunate residents 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 arenas collecting non-perishable food items and household necessities.
Shown here are Michele Wood, Louise Addison, Johanne Patterson, Robin Bailey, Barb Charron, Carolyn Park and Pat Broadbent presenting the Burlington Food Bank with a cheque which includes the BOWSER cash contribution for the 2018-19 season. Including the Christmas dance donation, it brings the BOWSER season total to $19,310 and 3,553 food items. To date, through BOWSER, the BOHC (Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club), members have contributed, 89,768 food and household items as well as $253,280 all donated to those in need in our Burlington community.
BOHC is recognized as the major contributor to the Burlington Food Bank. Our thanks go out to our BOHC members and to the amazing “BOWSER BABES”.