Monday, 28 January 2019

Some Good Kids Here

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to the Winnipeg Polar Bears. I have no affiliation with the team other than writing this article, but they're looking to carry on a tradition of giving back like other Manitoba hockey teams have as part of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup! These young women are the only all-girls team to make the group of ten finalists from across Canada, and their inclusion was announced during Saturday's NHL All-Star game broadcast on Sportsnet! How cool is that?

As per this CBC article by Shane Gibson,
"We hope that everybody votes for it because we hope we can raise more money," said Heather Kirk, 11, who plays defence for the Bears and was the driving force behind getting the team involved in the competition.

"It's for a good cause. It doesn't take very long to just watch a one-minute video."

Heather first started volunteering at Siloam three years ago, when her mom, Rebecca Kirk, took her family along to one of her volunteer shifts.
I'd say that the work being done by Heather is outstanding. Having volunteered a number of times at Siloam Mission myself, I can say that they're constantly needing people to do a variety of jobs there in a volunteer capacity. Most of the funds that Siloam Mission has and makes goes directly back into helping those in need, especially in seasons like winter where a warm bed is often hard to find for those without homes.

Here's why you need to get over to the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup website and start clicking on the Polar Bears' video. The team has until February 9 to accumulate as many views of their video as possible whether it be by social media, on YouTube, or via the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup website. In fact, the video below is their one-minute effort to try and get Siloam Mission some big money!
So why is this important, you ask? By becoming one of the ten finalists, the Polar Bears have already earned Siloam a $2,000 donation and a prize package for the team. That $2,000 can be used in a variety of ways by Siloam Mission, and it will certainly be appreciated. It's important to remember that clicks and views are important, though, as becoming one of the top-three teams in the contest will fetch Siloam Mission another $5,000 in donation money so start clicking the above video and visiting the sites linked above to add views to the Polars Bears' total!

If the Polar Bears win the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup in 2019 after a panel of judges evaluate the final three teams' videos and efforts, they'll earn a cool $100,000 for the charity associated with that team! The team also gets a winner's ceremony in their hometown and will be featured on nationally broadcast television. Not bad for a little volunteer work, right?

If you remember, last year's winners of the Good Deeds Cup was The Pas Huskies from here in Manitoba, and we want that Good Deeds Cup to stay in the Keystone Province. Get over to the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup website and give the video a few watches. For a few minutes of your time, you could help hundreds of people who could use a break when it comes to their situations.

People helping people is always a good thing. Seeing these incredible 11- and 12-year-old girls doing some great altruistic work that could result in an incredible monetary windfall is why I clicked and watched the Polar Bears' video a number of times already!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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