Manitoba boy given hockey cards after collection was stolen

Manitoba boy given 5,000 hockey cards after collection was stolen

After his original collection was stolen last month, people from across North America sent a Manitoba boy thousands of hockey cards.

In October, CTV News Winnipeg reported that Wynston Martin, a seven-year-old boy from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, had his hockey cards stolen after being bullied.

Since then, people have been stepping up to help Wynston and help him with an even stronger collection.

Manitoba Boy holding note

Wynston holding a positive note sent to him by a stranger.

Fred Martin, Wynston’s grandfather, said in recent weeks they’ve been given nearly 5,000 cards from many different places – with some cards coming from British Columbia and Nunavut.

The generosity of Canadians has left Wynston with more cards than he had in his original collection.

Wynston Martin, Manitoba boy with his new collection of hockey cards.

Wynston Martin, a Manitoba boy and his new collection of hockey cards.

“We just want to thank everybody for sending the cards,” Fred said in an interview on Tuesday.

“We even got cards from the [United] States. We got cards from California, New York City, Florida, Massachusetts.”

Fred noted that Wynston didn’t just receive hockey cards, but he was given other items such as paintings and jerseys. Wynston was also sent letters with words of encouragement, telling him that bullying never wins.

Wynston said he is thankful for the cards and plans to share some of them with his classmates.

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