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Date: 12/17/10 11:50 AM

42 Responses to Over 23,000 Teddy Bears Rain On Hockey Rink

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Link: Over 23,000 Teddy Bears Rain On Hockey Rink - Over 23,000 teddy bears tossed onto the ice for charity after the first Hitmen goal in the first period.
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    w31rd0 Female 13-17
    142 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 11:56 am
    :)
  3. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 17, 2010 at 11:58 am
    I guess that`s better than throwing octopi.
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Love this event, they do it Vancouver too. One time I was there and the goal was disallowed, but the toss went on anyway.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    plushy blizzard
  6. Profile photo of Shillier
    Shillier Male 18-29
    260 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    the bears were later incinerated.
  7. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    I still enjoy the Redwings tradition better.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Cute, but penguins would be better.
  9. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Canada seems so fun.
  10. Profile photo of Dragonluna
    Dragonluna Female 13-17
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    Epic dandruff.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    @AgentSmith but you can`t give cephalopods to charity.
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    thats alot of stuffed bears
  13. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    That`s how they roll. Makin it rain teddy bears.
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    i`m curious how long it took to sweep them all up?
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    twenty5 Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    ! I love the sweeping guy, he`s probably like all.. FARKING DAMNIT, I HAPPENS EVERY YEAR.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    @CrakrJak- Or real bears.
  17. Profile photo of Darkhumour
    Darkhumour Male 18-29
    257 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    if i was a player on the ice i`d have gone to the side boards and let them rain teddybears down upon me.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Surreal! O_O
  19. Profile photo of slab-of-rage
    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    Soon after a zamboni comes out and decimates the lot of them.
  20. Profile photo of Durrell
    Durrell Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    I love living in Calgary :) this makes me smile every year when i see it
  21. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Pre Brittanie Cecil Nets.
  22. Profile photo of Durrell
    Durrell Male 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    @LtFurpie actually they raise the nets for this.

    they`re there but so that people can still throw the bears in they raise them. (i was at the game, and have been at each of these games since `06)
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    i dont get it. why
  24. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    There were actually a little under 17,000 bears actually thrown, the quota was 23,000.
    @malikymoo: Charity. A total of over 50 charities had requested for the season 23,000 teddy bears. The Hitmen encourage you to bring your own, or purchase one at the stadium for 10 bucks. It`s all to help out people in need, even of something as simple as a teddy bear.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    Do they donate the bears afterward? That`d be a great Toys for Tots promo.
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    misskarlie Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    I like how they were playing limp bizkit when they were throwing the teddies. XD
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    Boredhero78 Male 18-29
    108 posts
    December 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    I bet that`s the last free teddy day.
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    ZenRonin Male 30-39
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    December 17, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    @SilverThread
    Yes, all the bears are donated afterwords. I believe they are split up between the Childrens miracle network, various childrens hospitals, and families in poverty (among others I`m sure).
    @Golkar
    17,000 thrown at the Hitmen game alone. The Oil Kings are doing the same this weekend. I`m pretty sure 23,000+ combined will get done easily. Heres hoping Edmonton can show the same amount of compassion and good will. I can`t believe I`m gonna say this but, Good job Calgary!!!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 12:40 am
    Awesome job Calgary!! The Vancouver Giants did this too <3 Loves it. Lotsa teddy bears for charity!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    December 18, 2010 at 12:45 am
    "I still enjoy the Redwings tradition better."

    "@AgentSmith but you can`t give cephalopods to charity."


    ....Wait, what?? someone explain ;__;
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    bnimp Male 18-29
    29 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 2:09 am
    @Staywithme:
    Redwings tradition
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    kula35 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 3:12 am
    Canadian hockey for you. I go to a lot of flames/hitmen games, pretty damn awesome.

    Nitro beer ftw.
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    godischill Male 13-17
    15 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 7:04 am
    i think i saw a baby in there
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 7:12 am
    wonder if Pedo bear was among them ???
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    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 9:14 am
    let us not forget that these are for needy kids!

    LET`S GO HUMANITY WOO WOO! :D i love us
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Wow, thats pretty cool! will take a long time to clean up tho
  37. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    if we had more traditions that were inspired by goodwill then this world would be a better place. i love this.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    how does this affect charity?
  39. Profile photo of Hat-Trick
    Hat-Trick Male 18-29
    128 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    I wonder if the offending goalie is proud of himself.
  40. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 7:01 am
    "how does this affect charity?"

    The teddy bears get donated to charities where children who need a friend get them. Often they got to hospitals where they are given to little kids to help ease the pain they are feeling. My daughter has one from a visit to a hospital from when she was 6.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:13 am
    They just keep coming ...
  42. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    December 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    @Gleeballs, they probably paid for the bears before hand for the game OR the rick is paying a certain amount for every bear throw in.

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