Project Angel supported by local athletes

October 19, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Three-on-three game makes for wide open hockey

Former and current hockey players took to the ice at Tony Rose arena in Orangeville in support of Project Angel on Sunday, October 16.

The annual memorial game celebrates the lives of Monique and Daniel Babineau.

The event was partnered with the Orangeville campus of Humber College and the Orangeville Ice Crushers Hockey Club.

Funds raised go to the maintenance of a wooden Guardian Angel statue at Forest Lawn Cemetery as well as helping other local organizations.

A silent auction was held in the arena after the hockey game.

“We have a variety of players today. Some are from the police department and fire department. Some have played in the minor hockey system, and some are here just to play pick-up,” explained Project Angel founder and organizer Marcel Babineau. “Project Angel was put together back in 2004. It didn’t start out as project Angel. It started out as a memorial for Monique and Daniel Babineau – our children that passed away in 1984. They played in the minor hockey system.”

A wooden angel statue was created and placed in the cemetery.

“Part of the proceeds from today go to the upkeep (of the angel). We also supported the Legion when they put in the new landscaping at the cemetery.”

The Project also supplies jerseys for Orangeville Ball Hockey. The event is usually held as a ball hockey game but this year the venue wasn’t available so it was switched to hockey on the ice.

“It was started with Humber College and we’ve had the support of the Ice Crushers. It’s all in support of the community,” Mr. Babineau explained. “And to carry on with other projects in the community.”

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