The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club, with the help of our community partners, would like to express our appreciation for individuals and groups in #RTown that have given back, volunteered, and generally assisted throughout the past number of months. So far, we have received many nominations and have read the stories of local heroes who work and assist us every day in our community.
We are excited to announce that Mac Graham has won our Week 1 prize from JD Sweid and Rangers Authentics. Thank you to JD Sweid for providing a $100.00 gift card to our Community Hero!
As we collectively continue to face the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mac has displayed significant community leadership in spearheading the following programs during Covid-19:
K-W Cares Caravan – when Covid-19 was in the early stages, and a large percentage of the local deaths were residents in Long Term Care facilities, Mac organized the K-W Cares Caravan. Participants were encouraged to create personal signs of encouragement for residents and front-line workers and gather on Thursday afternoon April 30th, 2020, at the Forest Heights Secondary School / Library parking lot. In excess of 100 participants in 50+ vehicles responded and the parade of vehicles that formed the Caravan set out to drive-by nine Long Term Care Facilities, primarily in Kitchener. Participants were encouraged to beep their vehicles’ horns, and residents and staff were very appreciative of the acknowledgement.
K-W Cares Front-line Workers Luncheon – in collaboration with several organizations, Mac played a leadership role in raising funds and delivering complementary lunches for all 150 staff at the A R Goudie Long Term Care Facility.
K-W Cares “Work of Heart” Appreciation Gift Boxes for Frontline workers – additional recognition was provided to front-line Long Term Care workers with Mac raising $4,000 to provide gift boxes of local items to 200 staff at Trinity Village Long Term Care in Kitchener.
“Catch The Ace” Lottery – In the autumn, Mac helped to launch and continues months later as the “front-man” of the Rotary Clubs “Catch the Ace” weekly 50/50 lottery. The initiative is a collaboration of all five Rotary Clubs in Kitchener and Waterloo and the lottery proceeds will be equally divided among Grand River Hospital, KidsAbility and St. Mary’s General Hospital.
The Kitchener Rangers and #RTown would like to thank Mac for continuing to enthusiastically provide Community Assists as we all tackle the challenges of the current reality under the Covid-19 protocols.