Foodland Raises $555 for Canadian Cancer Society

What does Canada’s favorite pastime, bread and cancer have in common? Tottenham Foodland.

On Friday February 24, Alex Zong, Tottenham Foodland store manager, presented the grand prize – a Sidney Crosby #87 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey – to raffle winner Mike Jones of Tottenham.

Jones’ ticket, pulled from 111 raffle tickets sold during the month of February, was purchased in the store a week earlier.

Proceeds from the draw ($555) will support the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in a show of support for store employee, Sue Farah (a meat wrapper) who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Tottenham Foodland won the jersey – beating out 150 plus Foodland locations for the honour – through a contest held by Canada Bread. It is worth $140.

In addition to the jersey, Jones was also presented with an autographed copy of the famous photo ‘Bobby Orr Can Fly’, taken by Ray Lussier in 1970. The picture depicts Orr flying through the air (assisted by a lift from the stick of defenceman Noel Picard) after scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Boston Bruins, on goaltender Glenn Hall, 40 seconds into overtime in the Boston Garden on May 10, 1970. The picture, donated by Foodland store employee Steve Picco, was meant to “sweeten the deal” and encourage shoppers to buy a raffle ticket.

In addition to winning the jersey, Tottenham Foodland also won $1,000 from Canada Bread to donate to the charity of their choice. Foodland has selected the TNT Tornadoes Minor Hockey Association, in keeping with the hockey theme, and to encourage youth participation in local sports.