The Estevan Salvation Army was overjoyed with the support they received from the annual Teddy Bear Toss with the Bruins.

"The Teddy Bear Toss went really good," shared Major Wilf Harbin with the Salvation Army. "We collected around 500 teddy bears. We counted them the other night, as a matter of fact."

He added that the number of stuffed animals was pretty much in line for what they are used to collecting.

"We've collected sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less so that's the average for what we collected."

The Salvation Army also had a table for donations and sold bears for a donation as well.

"That went really good as well. We collected about $800. That was really good, that's exceptional. We had the Air Cadets and they took the teddy bears and helped us sell a lot of them when we got there."

He shared his excitement surrounding the entire evening. 

"It's fantastic. The whole spectators, they're all into it. If they didn't buy teddy bears there, some people brought their own teddy bears and it went really, really good."

"When they scored their first goal, that was about two minutes left in the first period, I happened to be out there watching the game, and all the teddy bears that got thrown out on the ice, I couldn't believe it. It was really good. It's a fun thing."

The Christmas Kettle campaign will kick off on November 30th with five different locations around Estevan. 

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