Eagles announce Special Event Weekend
SYDNEY, N.S. (Dec. 04, 2023) – The Cape Breton Eagles announced today the club will hold a string of events to celebrate the holiday season this coming weekend.
Beginning Saturday, Dec 9th, the Eagles will host a Christmas sale at 6PM prior to their 7PM puckdrop vs Drummondville at C200. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase game worn gloves, pants, sticks and other equipment from past Eagles players.
The Eagles will also celebrate their annual Pride Night at the Nest during Saturday’s game.
Then on Sunday, the club will hold its annual “Teddy Bear Toss” game on Dec. 10 as the Eagles welcome the Gatineau Olympiques to Centre 200 at 3:00 PM.
Each year, the Eagles take part in this league-wide initiative where fans are asked to bring a brand new stuffed animal to the game wrapped in a plastic bag. Once the Eagles score their first goal of the game, fans can throw their stuffed animal onto the ice. They will then be collected and donated to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Paediatric and Geriatric departments and delivered to local food banks.
If in the event that the Eagles do not score a regulation goal during Sunday’s game, fans will be asked to throw their stuffed animals following the end of regulation and when instructed to do so.
Alternatively, there will be a stuffed animal collection point located within the building on game night.
Prior to puck-drop on Sunday, Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer by making an appearance in the main concourse of Centre 200 to offer a meet and greet and photos free of charge.
“We have had a lot of success this year with our special events and theme nights! The Holiday season is always a fun and exciting time of year and as an organization we are happy to have back-to-back games scheduled for the upcoming weekend that will be our last two home games before the holiday break. Sticking with the holiday theme, we are very excited to have a big weekend planned that will include a Meet & Greet with Santa and FREE pictures, an Eagles Holiday Equipment Sale and a Teddy Bear Toss! As an organization, we a very proud to host the Teddy Bear Toss night in collaboration with Colbourne Auto Group, which aims to collect teddy bears from fans and then deliver them to members of the community,” said Asst. General Manager and Brand Ambassador Joey Haddad.