Vancouver Giants dressing dapper for good cause on Don Cherry night

Mar 3 2017, 12:58 am

The Vancouver Giants will suit up for a special cause when they hit the ice against the Victoria Royals on Tuesday, March 14, at the Langley Events Centre.

The Langley-based WHL team will partner with former Boston Bruins coach, and Coach’s Corner commentator Don Cherry, his family and the Kidney Foundation of Canada for Don Cherry Night.

The Giants will be decked out in Cherry-style jerseys for the game, as part of a national effort to increase both awareness and organ transplant rates by 50% over five years.

For the Cherry family, it’s a cause that hits close to home.

“When I was coaching the Boston Bruins, my son Tim had a transplant,” Cherry said. “Lucky for him, his sister, Cindy, gave him a kidney. We’re promoting organ transplants here, you can do your job, do you part, and step up to the plate.”

There will be several auctions, both at the game and online, that will help support the Kidney Foundation of Canada including a full Don Cherry ensemble that was worn on Hockey Night in Canada, as well as Giants game worn jerseys.

“We’re excited to partner with the Cherry family for this worthy cause,” said Dale Saip, senior Vice President of the Giants. “We encourage all of our fans to register to become organ donors either when they renew their BC Driver’s License or online at”

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