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MPS Fantasty Hockey Game and Gala and Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life

Jun 9, 2007

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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A fight for life is the theme this week as two very worthy causes make athletics the focus of their fundraising. Saturday afternoon at the North Shore Winter Club was where former NHL'ers laced up the skates at the MPS Cup Fantasy Hockey Game and Gala. This devastating disease has been the cause celebre for North Van's Kirsten and Todd Harkins who have tirelessly worked to find a cure for MPS for their eldest son Nicklas. And a rainy, muddy track didn't keep them back at Mahon Park that same afternoon as participants at the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life spent 12+ hours celebrating life and light.

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MPS Hockey Cup volunteers Kim Bechard (left), Doya Sakata and Kelly Tait made sure everyone was registered for the big hockey star game.
Toronto Maple Leaf's Garry Valk (left), Edmonton Oiler BJ MacDonald and Global News anchor Steve Darling teamed up to fight for MPS.
Hanging in the dressing room before the big game MPS Hockey Cup game were Canucks GM Dave Nonis (left), Jonas Harkins with his hockey player dad Todd Harkins, and Canucks alumni goalie Terry Bingley.
Despite recent hernia surgery, Canucks star Matt Cooke was happy to play coach for MPS Hockey Cup organizer Kirsten Harkens in support of son Nicklas.
Big Dave Babych, former Canuck, is still a threat on the ice and is a fan favourite at the MPS Fantasy Hockey Game.
Rain or shine, volunteers Ashley Hetherington (left) and Danielle Jackson were all smiles at the Relay for Life.
Relay for Life volunteers David Kestell and Kelly Trickett were selling "Luminaries" lanterns which would light the track in the name of a loved one at the candlelight ceremony later that night.
Taking it all off for cancer - Chris Hamilton lets hair stylist Shawna McDiarmid shore his locks for a good cause.



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