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Calgarians trade teddy bears for pics with Chris Jericho at Owen Hart Foundation event

The OHF/AEW Kensington BBQ Block Party featured legendary Canadian wrestler Chris Jericho, posing for pictures with anybody who had a stuffed teddy bear to hand off. The OHF/AEW Kensington BBQ Block Party featured legendary Canadian wrestler Chris Jericho, posing for pictures with anybody who had a stuffed teddy bear to hand off.
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The Owen Hart Foundation and All Elite Wrestling tagged up in the Calgary community of Kensington on Tuesday night to help kids in need.

The OHF/AEW Kensington BBQ Block Party featured legendary Canadian wrestler Chris Jericho, posing for pictures with anybody who had a stuffed teddy bear to hand off.

Jericho pointed out that for some, a teddy bear is maybe a simple thing – you get it, say thanks and stick it in a corner somewhere.

But for others, he said, it could be something very, very important.

"It can become a No. 1 companion for a kid," Jericho said.

"I used to have a stuffed giraffe that was my companion."

The Owen Hart Foundation "was established in 2000 in memory of celebrated Canadian wrestler Owen Hart to help provide opportunities for hard-working people who have limited resources but unlimited potential."

The OHF/AEW Kensington BBQ Block Party featured legendary Canadian wrestler Chris Jericho, posing for pictures with anybody who had a stuffed teddy bear to hand off.

For Jericho, being there on Tuesday to help was a "full-circle moment."

Jericho, originally from Winnipeg, lived and trained in Calgary with the Harts.

"Owen was a great guy, as we know, but also to me personally, he was a very big influence as a wrestler and one of the reasons I got into wrestling in the first place," he said.

As the evening progressed, the pile of teddy bears grew bigger and bigger.

"Calgary's a really great community – (Calgarians) always come out," said Martha Hart, Owen Hart's widow and founder and director of the OHF.

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