Rockets hand out Teddys at KGH

Patients at Kelowna General Hospital get some holiday cheer from Saturday's 4th annual Teddy Bear Toss in Kelowna.

  • Dec. 4, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Members of the Kelowna Rockets swim in a sea of Teddy bears on Sunday morning at the Kelowna General Hospital.

More than 5,000 stuffed toys rained down on the ice Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna during the Rockets’ 4th annual Teddy Bear Toss.

On Sunday morning, members of the Kelowna Rockets took time out to deliver many of the teddys to appreciative patients at Kelowna General Hospital.

“It’s really a nice Christmas event,” said Bettina Muller, events and projects coordinator at KGH.

“It’s a really tough time to be in hospital at any given time, but especially around Christmas, so it’s nice to have these Teddy bears, a nice home, cozy feeling for our patients.”

The Teddy Bears are provided to every patient, regardless of age, at KGH who wants one, as well as patients at all Interior Health residential facilities.




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