Votes for Creston’s Alex Nilsson in Scotiabank contest appreciated

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To the Editor:

The last regional game changer in the Scotiabank Game Changers for the BC Lions has been selected and no, it was not Alex Nilsson. A well-deserving lady from Kelowna was awarded the last place of regional game changer.

We extend our thanks to all who voted and voted every day, and who asked family and friends to assist. That was a great effort from many people! We are grateful and appreciative. To Myrna Johnson, our campaign manager, a big thank you. We also thank Creston businesses for being so supportive.

But all is not lost. Alex’s selected charity, the Creston-Kootenay Foundation, received an anonymous donation of $1,000 to initiate an endowment fund in the name of Creston and District Society for Community Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program. Wow, the universe works in wondrous ways!

Just to clarify for persons not aware of the Scotiabank Game Changers competition. The regional game changer selected receives $1,000 for the charity of his/her choice and qualifies for the national competition, when one person receives $100,000 for the charity of their choice.

Again, a huge thanks to all who voted and supported Alex Nilsson. Creston area is a really smart and caring community, the vision for Community Foundations of Canada.

Nicole Nilsson