Winnipeg Blues captain, Pearce Gare was named one of thirteen, MJHL – RBC Community Ambassadors earlier this season.
Each ambassador has displayed outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship both on and off the ice and a commitment to volunteerism. RBC Community Ambassadors are recognized for making a difference and giving back to their communities where they play.
“Throughout my hockey career I’ve been a part of many teams who have created a culture of giving back to the community,” Gare explained. “I think it’s important because it helps the community and brings us closer together. Making the community stronger and setting an example for our younger generation is really important.”
A donation was made by RBC on Pearce’s behalf that will go toward Nelson McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg.
“Being an RBC Community Ambassador is an honour, it’s exciting to be a part of the collaboration between RBC and the MJHL in giving back to community’s around Manitoba,” Gare concluded.
During the MJHL Turnbull Cup Finals, one RBC – MJHL Community Ambassador will be named as the recipient of the RBC Community Award, which comes with a further donation from RBC in the player’s name to a school in their local community.