In the fall of 1992, twenty eight years ago, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief) with a mandate to help the less fortunate citizens of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank.

FOOD = 144,034 pounds of food with a dollar value of $374,488

CASH = $310,038 cash

GRAND TOTAL = $684,526