OCN Blizzard forward, Ryan Monias 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 give back to the community to show support and to be a role model for younger kids,” shared Monias. “As a hockey player, lots of kids look up to you, so it’s important to set a good example by helping out in the community.”
A donation was made by RBC on Ryan’s behalf that will go toward Opasquia School in The Pas.
“Throughout the year the team was there for a lot of different reasons. Every time we were there the kids were so excited it was awesome. They were the best and loudest fans every night in OCN.”
“It means a lot to be named an RBC Community Ambassador. It’s definitely a huge honour and I’m really glad RBC is making it possible to help out Opasquia School,” Monias 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.