WINNIPEG – They’re tiny trinkets of sweet that make massive men happy.
“I’m so glad she’s there,” said Winnipeg Blue Bombers fullback Michel-Pierre Pontbriand. “It makes me smile.”
Lynn Soens has been feeding the Bombers candy for the last 13 years.
“It goes back to the days of Juran Bolden,” said Soens. “It was Halloween the night before. I went to practice the next day and I had so much candy left over, so I decided I would give it to the players.”
The longtime season ticket holder attends every practice, basket in hand. As players trot out onto the turf, she lowers it and offers them a treat.
“It’s a great way to get to know the players,” said Soens. “I’ve known some of them for a lot of years.”
And don’t expect enemy lines to keep those craving candy away.
“Khari Jones is one of them,” said Soens. “He always used to have a Tootsie Roll every single morning when he was with us. Now he’s a coach with the BC Lions. When he comes here, I will throw him a candy.”
A reminder of Winnipeg and all the sweet things it has to offer.
© Shaw Media, 2014