Val­ley Wild raises money for An­napo­lis County Pantry Project

Annapolis Valley Register - - RECREATION - KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA KENTVILLE, N.S. Sara.Eric­s­[email protected]

It wasn’t the sound of pucks hit­ting cor­ners, but rather skaters laugh­ing, that filled the Cen­ten­nial Arena in Kentville.

Skaters en­joyed laps around the ice – some ex­pe­ri­enced, oth­ers try­ing it for the first time – at the Val­ley Wild Fam­ily Fun Hol­i­day Skate on Dec. 21, an an­nual fundrais­ing event or­ga­nized by the hockey as­so­ci­a­tion each Christ­mas to give back to its com­mu­nity.

“We al­ways choose a char­ity and donate to peo­ple in need. Un­for­tu­nately, there are lots of peo­ple out there who need a lit­tle bit more – es­pe­cially at this time of year – so it’s nice to do that,” said Val­ley Wild pres­i­dent Jeff Zet­tler.

This year’s event was or­ga­nized by as­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Me­gan Saun­ders, and the char­ity of choice to re­ceive funds, cloth­ing items and non-per­ish­able foods col­lected is the An­napo­lis County Pantry Project.

Zet­tler said the event is also “a chance for the com­mu­nity to come out and en­joy the fes­tiv­i­ties of the year,” and “is also for the girls to get out and en­joy the skate.”

“The girls prac­tice hard all year – peo­ple are work­ing hard – this is a chance to have fun and go out and skate and hang out with friends,” he said.

SARA ERIC­S­SON

Val­ley Wild play­ers helped oth­ers try­ing to skate at the event.

SARA ERIC­S­SON

Macken­zie Coade, Mad­die Far­rell, Nora Kaizer, Kaden Stokvis and Ai­dan Meis­ter smile at the 2018 Val­ley Wild Fam­ily Fun Hol­i­day Skate at the Cen­ten­nial Arena in Kentville.

SARA ERIC­S­SON

Rylee Ben­nett, 13 and Brooke Alco, 12, take a spin around the rink.

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