Residents from Burnaby’s Dania Home went to a BC Lions practice at the team’s training facility in Surrey on Sept. 22 and met with the football players.
Leslie Torresan, recreation program advisor at Dania Home, said it was a brilliant day.
The residents were decked out in BC Lions gear and crafted homemade banners showing their support for the Lions.
Torresan said the Lions players and coach Rick Campbell treated the Dania residents like celebrities.
“After the practice, the coach came up, and then every single player came up and signed their autographs, signed the banner and then they took photos with us,” she said.
“It was so kind of the Lions to do that, and the residents were just thrilled.”
The Lions are headed to the playoffs this year. The team’s next game is against the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday, Sept. 30 at B.C. Place at 7:30 p.m.