Our Community Hero program allows us to commemorate those who do not promote themselves, those who are selfless and better our communities across Canada. It has been a truly amazing experience to hear their stories and we are so excited to award two incredibly deserving people with a trip to the 106th Grey Cup.
Picking a winner proved to be a difficult task, with so many deserving candidates. We are proud to officially announce that Dana Klarer (Metcalfe) of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Newfoundland is the 2018 Kubota Community Hero. Dana and her guest will be on their way to the Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta!
Dana received 2 separate nominations. Read below what her nominators had to say about her and the work that she does within her community:
Dana has spearheaded many projects in her community. From helping families in Newfoundland who were victims of the fires in Alberta, hosting karma days at her hair salon for cancer patients, creating a group called MOB (Mothers Opposing Bullying) to launching a calendar with WINK, featuring breast cancer warriors with proceeds going to help all cancer patients in Newfoundland.
Dana is a hardworking single mom to two wonderful boys. She’s one of the best hairstylists in Newfoundland and a very selfless woman who gives her all to her community! She just recently produced the Breastless and Beautiful Calendar that will aid in helping Breast cancer survivors and their families who struggle financially while going through treatment. She holds a “Karma” day once a month for cancer patients and treats them free of charge for a beauty infused day! [...] There’s probably more that Dana does for her community but she’s not the type to brag. I’d love to see her get this nomination.. She certainly deserves it!
We received many compelling stories across Canada and choosing between the last two finalists - who have both created great change in their own community - proved very difficult. Therefore, we decided that we would award a Grey Cup package to our runner-up as well! We are proud to announce that Kim Doucet of Tilbury, Ontario is our 2018 Kubota Community Hero runner-up!
Read what Kim’s nominator had to say about what makes her a Community Hero:
Kim is a true hero in our town of Tilbury. Approximately 5 years ago, her daughter, Ashley was killed in a car accident. In order to honour her daughter, Kim formed an organization called “Get Away and Experience Ashley’s Place” and just on October 4, 2018, she also opened Ashley’s Place Not for Profit Cafe and Ice Cream Shop. Her organization has over 3000 friends on Facebook. Whether it was planning a bus trip for children in town to the local zoo or delivery food or costs to area homeless shelters. Kim, thanks for demonstrating a wonderful example of Love. You are a true inspiration!