Did you know Canada.. we are a hockey family, my boys just have their second game of the season tomorrow at 7:30AM (!!!). So we were so happy to learn about MARS Canada and the work they are doing in partnership with Hockey Canada.
I wasn't surprised to learn that a recent survey conducted by Leger Marketing and commissioned by the Mars brand revealed that while more than 90% of Canadians live near an ice rink, and value the positive impact a rink has on a community, most are surprisingly unaware of the current physical state of their facilities. We are lucky to have a fairly new rink in our small town, but I have been in many rinks across the country that have been in various states of disrepair. Now as a "hockey Mom" I really know how much it means to the community to have these facilities be a welcoming place for our kids. Learn more about some of these rinks that need a facelift on the Mars Bar website, including one very close to me, the Western Fair Sports Centre in London Ontario.
Thankfully Mars Canada is ready to help out! After the successful renovation of a rink in Grand Manan, N.B., Mars has further identified five local rinks within Canada that could use a bit of a facelift. Now, by purchasing a specially marked Mars and entering the PIN code contained inside the wrapper at www.marsbar.ca, Canadians will activate a $5 contribution, up to a maximum of $100,000 in 2012, to be shared amongst the participating community rinks in need of renovations. Isn't this awesome??? Love that a single bar equals a 5 dollar contribution, we will get to the $100,000 goal in no time!
We got an amazing package from Mars in the spirit of the campaign that was perfect for my family. An awesome Hockey Canada jersey that went right into the hockey bag and out the door to weekly hockey games so I haven't seen it since..haha..
Along with this awesome Mars skate bag that hubby was thrilled with as he often takes the boys skating on Sunday afternoons and didn't have one, also enough Mars bars to share with friends and family - they have been making hubby a hero at work!
So know when you grab a Mars Bar and enter the PIN code you are doing something to help improve the home away from home for so many little skaters in our country.
We are so excited to share a fantastic giveaway with our readers to celebrate, enter below for your chance to win a $50 Mars prize pack with product and merchandise included!!! Good luck Canada, and join the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #workrestplay.
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