The Timmins Rock toque toss game is still on tomorrow (Sun.), despite new restrictions slapped on by the province to stem the spread of COVID-19 and the newest variant, omicron.
Director Jason Kelly tells My Timmins Now Dot Com that the 50% limit on the number of people at the McIntyre Arena means attendance will top out at 632, so he advises you to be there early for the 3:00pm game. Doors open at 1:30.
Proof of double vaccination is still required, and a mask must be worn at all times. In addition, the provincial crackdown prevents food and drinks from being sold in the arena.
All of that won’t stop what the team calls “the first annual toque toss”. You’re asked to bring new or gently used toques, scarves, mitts and anything else that keeps people warm in the winter. When the Rock score their first goal, throw them onto the ice. Make sure they’re adult size. They’ll be donated to Living Space to distribute to the homeless.
Amid all that, the actual hockey team is against the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners. It’s the Rock’s final match before the Christmas break.