- Halifax Thunderbirds DND Auction
- Start Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 09:00 AM MST
- End Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 06:00 PM MST
Each Bid Makes A Difference!
Help support veterans in need by participating in this jersey auction. The Thunderbirds and Saskatchewan Rush will both be wearing specialty jerseys Saturday night with proceeds benefiting VETS Canada. Winners will receive a notification with information on how to collect their jersey off the backs of the Thunderbirds players at the conclusion of the game! *Please note Rush winners will be contacted with shipping options following the game*
VETS Canada - The Beginning
A grassroots movement, VETS Canada began in 2010/2011 when Jim Lowther, a veteran himself, realized that there were veterans slipping through the cracks. They had not made successful transitions from their military careers to healthy, productive civilian lives. These veterans had lost their families, were living in the streets or at-risk of being homeless and were, at times, suicidal. They were unemployed and many were trying to cope with mental and physical injuries related to their service without adequate health care and other community support. Jim formed a small team in Halifax, NS to seek out and help homeless and at-risk veterans with a view to helping reintegrate them into civilian life.