CKNW and Vancouver Giants fans are gearing up for an annual Christmas tradition: the Teddy Bear Toss!
The Giants host the charity event as they take on the Portland Winterhawks this evening.
The rules are simple, fans armed with new stuffed toys pack the stands – and when the Giants score their first goal of the game, launch them onto the ice.
WATCH: Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss 2014
The event benefits several charities, including the CKNW Orphans Fund – with proceeds from plush toys sold at the game going to the group.
The bears and toys that make it onto the ice are all scooped up and delivered to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, where they’re then distributed to kids in need in time for the holidays.
The Giants go into tonight’s game on something of a cold streak, sitting in last place in the Western Conference and with just one win in their last five games.
Puck drop against the Winterhawks is at 7:30 p.m.