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Thursday, November 19th

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club are pleased to announce Brendan Ritchie Day, Saturday December 12th. Throughout the next month, the Warriors will be selling #Hope4Brendan rubber band bracelets with all proceeds going towards the Ritchie family to distribute to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada.

The bracelets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Warriors office at 250-769-7051. “We want to honour a true Warrior.” said Warriors President Chris Laurie. “December 12th marks the 8th anniversary Brendan has been fighting the battle with Pulmonary Hypertension. His resilience and determination has been remarkable.”  Bracelets are $10 each or you can purchase 3 of them for only $20. 

The Warriors will sell these bracelets and ask everyone to show your support December 12th by wearing the bracelet and posting on social media tagging the Warriors and using the hashtag #Hope4Brendan. Brendan’s Mother Kristine Ritchie says the funds will go a long way to support people like Brendan and others dealing with Pulmonary Hypertension. “We feel like this donation will promote research that will lead to medications or even a cure to better the lives of those living with Pulmonary Hypertension, both in Canada and potentially worldwide.”

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For those Warriors fans who are located out of town and would like to contribute, please contact Amy at the Warriors office 250-769-7051 or by email at

Click on the link  to download the Brendan Ritchie Day Poster for more info. Feel free to share on your social media channels!