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Banting Marauders meet OPP Civics in support of Stevenson Memorial Hospital

March 19, 2020   ·   0 Comments

Hundreds of Banting Memorial High School students arrived at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Wednesday, March 11, to watch a hockey game between the Banting Marauders and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Civics team.

The police officers are members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the OPP.

The annual charity game raises funds to benefit Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston.

The Hospital Foundation has launched a $43 million campaign, the most aggressive in its history, to do an extensive redevelopment of the 56-year-old building.

Dubbed the “Because of You, We Can” campaign, the Foundation has been successful in raising around 50 per cent of the goal so far.

The game featured over 20 high school students wearing the maroon Banting jersey, and a full team of police officers wearing white and red.

There was a lot of school spirit at the game with cheerleaders at the entrance to the arena, and the school band entertaining before the game.

The original Stevenson Memorial Hospital was built in 1928 by grocery magnate T.P. Loblaw.

The existing building was opened in 1964 and was built alongside the original structure so as to have no interruption in service.

The current hospital was designed to receive about 7,000 patients per year. It currently has 40,000 people through its doors on an annual basis, so it’s time to re-model.

The game was a big success as Banting students cheered on their players on the ice.

By Brian Lockhart


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