Come welcome Five Hole For Food home and fill Vancouver’s Food Bank!

The 2nd annual Five Hole For Food cross Canada food drive is well underway and by the sounds of it Richard Loat and his team are not only having a blast playing street hockey across the country, they are on the way to smashing their 20,000 pounds of food goal with just 747 pounds to go after they’re Winnipeg event. The team is on their way to Regina next and still have stops in Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria before ending their journey at home in Vancouver on July 9th.

Vancouver is where the idea of Five Hole for Food was born. After starting the trip on the very East Coast it is all going to culminate in the biggest game of the trip as the team will play hockey downtown Vancouver on Granville street for the last time on the trip.

Where: 800 Block of Granville Street

When: Saturday July 9th, 2011

Time:  12:00 PM to 18:00 PM PST

Food Bank Beneficiary: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Special Guests: Hawkey and players off the Abbotsford Heat, Dante Marsh from the BC Lions, Winger from the Surrey Eagles, and Spike from the Coquitlam Express amongst others!

Come on out and bring your gloves and stick to play a little street hockey. Food bank donations will be accepted on site, and cash donations are welcome as well.

If you want to know more about Five Hole For Food the best thing to do is to check out their website and follow them on Twitter @FiveholeForFood.

#NHLTweetup a success

Last night I attended the #NHLTweetup at the Shark Club in Vancouver and it was a success thanks to the efforts of Richard Loat (@Mozy19). I was told that there were 23 NHL tweetups going on last night, including one in Belfast Ireland. The NHL came on board and provided the tweetup with official 2009 Stanley Cup Playoff pucks, a 20% off coupon for merchandise from, a year subscription to’s Game Center service and an autographed Roberto Luongo jersey, won by a lucky attendee.

Make sure to follow all of of these great Canucks tweeters on Twitter and stay on top of the Canucks playoff run this spring: