Still coping with the devastation left behind by post-tropical storm Fiona, the residents of Channel-Port aux Basques, N.L., obtained a shock gift final week — within the colors of blue and white.
In a Facebook publish on Oct. 25, Channel-Port aux Basques Mayor Brian Button stated he obtained packages from the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. Inside have been team-branded sweaters, coats and hats.
A Leafs fan, Button additionally obtained a jersey along with his title on it, signed by Leafs president Brendan Shanahan, together with a handwritten letter from the three-time Stanley Cup champion himself.
“With all of the devastation and all of the down and darkish days we have been having, this was most likely one of many days the place we had a pick-me-upper,” Button instructed CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday.
The gift got here within the aftermath of post-tropical storm Fiona, which swept by Atlantic Canada in September inflicting widespread injury.
Joining Button on CTV’s Your Morning was Brian Osmond, a resident of Port aux Basques who misplaced his residence and 20 years value of Leafs memorabilia.
After receiving the gift from the Leafs group, Button invited Osmond to the city workplace to be the primary individual introduced with the brand new hockey clothes.
“Very good, actually favored it,” Osmond instructed CTV’s Your Morning. “At least I obtained some again anyway.”
Button described the gift as “overwhelming” and stated, “It’s introduced a smile, and that is one thing that we have not seen from a few of these individuals now in a number of weeks.”
Along with the clothes, the Leafs additionally donated $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross by GoFundMe.
“Even the non-Leaf followers have stated, ‘Well, I’m not a Leaf fan Brian, I’m not a Leaf fan such as you guys, however I obtained to say that that was a first-class act on behalf of the Leafs.’ That’s the best way we’re all it,” Button stated.
Watch the complete interview with Brian Button and Brian Osmond on the prime of the article. With information from CTVNews.ca Writer and Producer Olivia Bowden.