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This year the CNL Black Bears Hockey Club hosted its annual charity hockey tournament at the Petawawa Civic Center from Wednesday January 16 to Friday January 18, 2019. While there were many winners on the ice, the real winners were those worthy causes close to the heart of the Renfrew County community. The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation is grateful to be one of those worthy causes. The Blacks Bears organizers have been working closely with the Deep River and District Hospital to ensure funds donated from the tournament this year are directed to medical items greatly needed to help us care for those in our communities. Through entry fees, prize tables, jersey raffles, and other fundraising activities, $19,000 was generously donated for the purchase of a new vacuum pump for the organization. To date the Black Bears have donated just over $46,000 to the DRDH Foundation. In recognition and in appreciation of their donations, a plaque for Black Bears Hockey Club has been placed on the “Tree of Caring” stationed prominently in the hospital waiting room.