Five Hole Food 2015 in Vancouver

PHOTOS: Five Hole For Food wraps up 2015 tour in Vancouver

The annual cross-Canadian ball hockey tour has already raised over 1 million pounds of donated food.

Five Hole For Food wrapped up for 2015 on Saturday, concluding its sixth annual cross-Canadian ball hockey tour with its always-signature event on Vancouver’s Granville Street.

(If you’re not familiar with Five Hole For Food or the concept, the idea is simple: get a team, bring sticks and a ball and cans of food to donate to Canadian food banks, and play.)

While numbers for this year’s roadshow aren’t in yet, as of 2014 the tour had raised over one million pounds since its creation in 2010. Back then, Five Hole started with 40 people and 200 pounds of donated food, at its inaugural game in L’Ile-Perrot, Quebec.

Last year, the Vancouver stop raised 100,000 pounds alone, and the Canadian Navy donated two tons of food for a game played on its HMCS Preserver. (Read about Five Hole For Food’s tour history on its website here.)

This year’s tour started in St. John’s, Newfoundland on Canada Day. Over almost three weeks, it wound through the Maritimes, Montreal, Ontario, the Prairies, Alberta, and finally Victoria and Vancouver.

“It’s been an amazing couple of weeks…. Even though we’re out of cities to drive through for this year, there’s still a lot of work to do,” writes Richard Loat, the event’s founder, on Five Hole Food Food’s blog published Sunday.

“We wish we could say that these trips fix absolutely everything; they help, but there’s still a lot of people in need. We’ll do our best to answer the call, and hopefully, you’ll be right there with us.”

The Vancouver event takes place on Granville Street every year, this time with six rinks set-up between Nelson and Davie, with play supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

Photos taken by Kolby Solinsky – Granville Street: Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Photos via Five Hole For Food on Facebook (Vancouver 2015)

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Five Hole For Food

Just Posted

Fledgling Surrey City Orchestra tunes up for showcase concert Friday

Conductor Stuart Martin’s four-year goal is to build a core group of about 60 Surrey-based musicians

Fraser Health to buy two private MRI clinics in Surrey, Abbotsford

New clinics will provide 2,000 more MRIs by fiscal year-end

Safe Surrey Coalition opposes removing any property from ALR

McCallum and Pettigrew take issue with a Port Kells proposal to exclude property from the Agricultural Land Reserve

Retired football kicker wanted play hockey as a kid, but ‘it just wasn’t in the budget’

Surrey-raised Paul McCallum now backs KidSport and its annual fundraiser set for Friday

City of White Rock celebrates water treatment plant progress

Plant to reduce manganese, arsenic in water

Live bear cam: Let the fishing begin

Watch bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park catch their dinner live.

Fraser Valley horse trainer suing feed mill after death of five animals

Alicia Harper seeking $500,000 to $1 million in losses and damages from Hi-Pro Feeds

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

It’s shaping up to be quite a finish in CFL’s West Division standings

The Calgary Stampeders (10-2) are first, four points ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5).

Twice-convicted killer set to inherit multimillion-dollar company found guilty of father’s murder

A Toronto judge ruled that Dellen Millard is guilty of first-degree murder in death of his father,

Campaign seeks to add Farsi to B.C. school curriculum options

Group wants Farsi added to list of nine languages in policy covering second language requirements

Trudeau urges leaders to follow Nelson Mandela’s example at UN tribute

Peace summit in New York marks 100th birthday of former South African president

Senate seats filled in B.C., Saskatchewan

Canada’s newest senators are the first woman to lead the RCMP and a Cree Metis businessman

Most Read