DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Canucks are trying to do their part after a young member of their community was diagnosed with leukaemia. Two year old William Robillard is currently undergoing treatment in Vancouver and the hockey team will be making a financial contribution to help with the family’s trips to and from the city.
During the Canucks home game against the Spirit River Rangers on January 14 a portion of the admissions will be donated to the family which will be hosted at the game, and donations will also be accepted for anyone attending that would like to contribute.
A Facebook post on the team’s official page was made to garner support and Canucks player and board of directors member Lincoln Carriere said the response has been outstanding so far.
“I didn’t expect it to do what it has but lots of people have gotten behind the family and are willing to help out. I’ve got some phone calls today from people out of town looking to donate because of what we posted. If any of us were in the same situation and someone wanted to help we’d definitely appreciate it so I think it’s fair we only do something to kick start something for this family,” he said.
Various items will be put up for auction at the game where the funds will go to the family, and players and members of the club’s executive will be making contributions as well.