Orchard Villa Long Term Care
It has obviously been a difficult year for everyone due to COVID-19. The players on the Durham West Junior Lightning decided they wanted to make a positive difference in their hockey team’s community. The players felt it important to focus on the particularly hard-hit long-term care facilities we have all heard about. The team chose the Orchard Villa located in Pickering ON. This facility was adopted by the team as it was in the news a few months ago when the military was deployed here to address the difficulties posed by COVID-19 outbreaks.
The team’s initiative to give back to the community included putting together 17 essential care packages for Orchard Villa residents. These care packages included blankets, hair accessories, soap, body lotion, playing cards, crafts, pencil/crayons, crossword puzzles, and socks wrapped up in festive gift bags. The team wants to give their best on the ice and give their best to the community by bringing some joy and happiness this holiday season to the residence of Orchard Villa.