Portage Terriers captain, Kian Calder 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.
“I grew up in this community idolizing the Terriers and I know how much it meant for myself as a kid when I got to spend time with the Terriers,” Calder shared. “So now with the roles reversed, I try to do as much as I can to give back so that kids can have a positive experience like I did growing up.”
A donation was made from RBC on Kian’s behalf to the Senior Life Skills class at Portage Collegiate Institute where Kian and teammate, Ryan Botterill work on a weekly basis.
“The kids are great so it was a choice I was happy to make,” explained Calder. “It means a lot to be an RBC Community Ambassador, there’s a lot of guys on my team I know that put a lot of time into the community and are definitely deserving of the award so to be chosen, it is quite the honour and something I take a lot of pride in.”
During the MJHL Turnbull Cup Playoff 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.