Wally’s World: Episode 3Walter brings hockey sticks to the students at W.Ross Macdonald for a woodworking project NOW STREAMING ON CBC GEM
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Wally’s World is a mini documentary series featuring Walter Gretzky.
Pick Up Sticks
Walter doesn’t like things going to waste. He used to drive around to arenas in surrounding neighbourhoods and collect broken hockey sticks, throw them in the back of his truck, and give them to the W. Ross Macdonald school for the blind. There, the students would make furniture out of them such as benches, chairs, and tables. The program was discontinued due to the rise in popularity of composite sticks. No wooden sticks, means no wooden benches. But over the years, Walter has accumulated lots of sticks. Most of them arejust laying around his house. He wants to make one more special visit to the school and create a bench with the workshop class.