‘Toque Tuesday’ ball hockey tourney set for Feb. 2 at Surrey city hall plaza

Fun annual event collects cash, winter clothing for the homeless

Toque Tuesday ball hockey tournament action in Surrey in 2014.

Toque Tuesday ball hockey tournament action in Surrey in 2014.

SURREY — Teams are sought for the annual Toque Tuesday ball hockey tournament, set to happen again on Feb. 2 at Surrey City Hall Plaza.

The annual event collects cash and winter clothing for homeless people in Surrey.

There is no charge to enter the tourney but teams are asked to purchase a Toque Tuesday toque for $10 each, and also bring donated socks, sweaters, footwear, scarves and other items to the fun event.

“We have more teams this year and that will mean some changes,” event organizer Tim Baillie wrote in an email to supporters. “I am asking for people to start sending confirmations of attendance so I can start the scheduling as soon as possible.”

Baillie, a retired firefighter and self-described “Supreme Commander” of Toque Tuesday activities in Surrey, can be reached by email sent to baillie161@gmail.com.

“Lots going on this year – we have a rink!” Baillie wrote. “Thanks to the sponsors, it is ordered and will be arriving in mid-January. No more renting. A big thanks to the City of Surrey and Downtown Surrey BIA for that last year, but no more.”

This year’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2.