Hayley Wickenheiser, Ryan Reynolds and Calgary Flames encourage donations to local PPE drive

Hayley Wickenheiser, Ryan Reynolds and Calgary Flames encourage donations to local PPE drive

By Stephanie Babych

An organization backed by Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser and actor Ryan Reynolds is staging a donation drive in Calgary on Saturday to collect personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line health workers battling the pandemic.

Conquer COVID-19 has been drumming up support for health-care workers across the country by gathering PPE and other essentials needed for treating patients and minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus. The group is organizing donation drives in several Canadian cities, including Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.