Annual Teddy Bear Toss for Charity
Being an International Superstar....
Fresh from my performance at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in London, I was in huge demand, but one summons I couldn't turn down was a trip to Calgary for the annual Teddy Bear Toss .
The Calagary Hitmen , who are the hot shot hockey team and their supporters have donated over 192,000 teddy bears to good causes since 1999.
This year partly due to my appearance no doubt over 25, 000 bears were tossed onto the Icerink in the Stampede Stadium last Sunday. Of course I was only there in a VIP capacity to support the Event which was lucky as it was very cold and I thought the other bears would have been frozen waiting to be collected off the ice.
I have just jetted back travelling first class and the champagne went to my head ( hic) but I have some nice little souvenir hockey sticks for the young bears which have just proved rather useful when negotiating the queues for the baggage reclaim . I could get used to this.....
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Monty Middlechild, Bear adventurer, and supporter of the Arts, An ardent Bear Politico speaking up on behalf of Bears Everywhere !