April 24th, 2024

Canes cook for the Soup Kitchen

By Lethbridge Herald on February 28, 2024.

Lethbridge Hurricanes Carter Dereniwsky, Dylan Sydor and Logan Wormald mix up a batch of salad Wednesday at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, as a number of players and team staff helped tp prepare a hamburger stew meal with salad and dessert for the less fortunate. Herald photo by Justin Seward

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes were cooking up a storm for the less fortunate at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen on Wednesday evening.

Players and team staff prepared a hamburger stew meal with a salad and dessert for over 100 people.

“I’m excited to learn a few new things about the community here in Lethbridge and the Soup Kitchen and what they’re all about ,” said forward Logan Wormald.

“I’m excited to hand out some food, and wash some dishes (and) do whatever they need me to do.”

Wormald thinks the team enjoys the community events.

“We have so many community events throughout the year, and whether that’s going to skate with a group of kids or a team, or going to a school visit like I did the other day, I mean we all have so much fun doing it,” said Wormald.

There was a bit of a salad making competition going among some of the players.

“Me and (Carter)Dereniwsky make a good salad here,” said Wormald, when asked about the cooking skills.

“(Dylan) Sydor and (Kale) Tipler also made one but ours is definitely visually better.”

Sydor said coming out and doing these things, you feel good after and help the less fortunate. “It’s a huge part of what we do here and kind of just giving back to the community,” he said.

“We always want to do this and help everybody. But to be here in this group, it’s going to be a lot of fun and it’s going to feel good.”

Sydor realized the different perspectives that come out  of the day to day for some of the less fortunate during the volunteering opportunity.

“So it’s really good to get out and meet new people and kind of see how their life is,” said Sydor.

“We have a good volunteer base in Lethbridge and I see the Hurricanes have been out quite a lot recently and last winter too ,” said Al Nelson, Soup Kitchen meal coordinator.

“I’ve been involved four years, I’ve seen them here lots, so it’s very much appreciated. I think it’s great for the young men too to realize how grateful they can be for the life they have compared to some others and just the opportunity to serve and help someone that doesn’t have all the things that we have.”

Nelson said it’s good for both brands.

“It shows that the Hurricane leadership has a heart, and that young men want to come out here and help and it shows others OK, hey if they can do it, I can come and do it too ,” said Nelson.

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