Photo: Ryan Sawatzky
Winkler Flyers goaltender, Malachi Klassen 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.
“It’s important to me to give back based on how big of an impact I know it has in the community, from inspiring young kids in minor hockey and passing along my knowledge of the game all the way up to giving back to the businesses that give to us and ultimately allow us to be able to play the game of hockey,” Klassen explained.
A donation was made by RBC on Malachi’s behalf that will go toward the hockey program at Northlands Parkway Collegiate in Winkler.
“It’s a huge honour to be named a RBC Community Ambassador, it shows that my commitment to my community isn’t going unnoticed and pushes me to continue to set a higher standard for myself and others to give back.”
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.