Former Calgary Stampeder wants to comfort the homeless

They come to him for work, and Demetrius Smith, better known as Pee Wee, is happy to do what he can. His favorite gig is taking 60 men to the place where he once starred and 30,000 people chanted his name.

On this day, McMahon Stadium is vacant except for the 60 men who are shoveling snow from the stands in preparation for Sunday’s Canadian Football League West Division Final between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos. Most of the men are homeless. They stay at the Calgary Drop-in and Rehab Centre or, if it is full, sleep outside in the cold.

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