Local Heroes | HyLife

Celebrate your community!

HyLife knows how hard everyone’s been working to support their communities, and we want to reward them for everything they do.

To reward our local heroes, HyLife will be selecting six nominees over the next three months to win our Local Hero Experience. The local Hero experience includes a meal prepared by the HyLife Corporate Chef and $1000 to give away to the charity of their choice!

Nominate anyone you know who’s been a hero to your community. Your friend who always picks up trash on their walks, the little kid who brings their grandma fresh cookies every Sunday, your neighbour who is a health care worker serving with a smile during the pandemic, or the local community group that is raising money for a great cause – we want to celebrate them all!

Fill out the form and tell us your local hero’s story!

Winner:

JOAN MITOSINKA

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: My mom had a community birthday calendar and everyday she made calls to people in her community that were celebrating a special occasion. She did this for over 20 years adding to the calendar every year. Sadly my mom passed away a month ago at the age of 82. To the people in her town that we meet, they tell us how much those calls meant. They always looked forward to her calls, especially those who lived alone.

Winner:

JIM STE. MARIE

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: We nominate Jim from Ste.Marie Plumbing& Service locsred in our town Ste.Anne We lost our water for 2 weeks as well as our local grocery store here in Ste.anne he did his best to come by day or night to make sure we could have some water even if it only lasted a few minutes to an hour that helped alot during the hot days hes a very nice man and hard worker he also had side calls to deal with but he always came and helped use he dug 3 holes,he relocated our unmarked well we are very happy with our service from him aswell as our new friendship!

Nominee:

CHERYL HEINRICHS

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: Cheryl found out about a man who was struggling to make ends meet during Covid and decided she would help out by making meals for him. She pretty well kept him fed for months and is still cooking for him. Besides that she picks up extra expensive groceries for him like coffee and lunch meat while she is getting her groceries. Cheryl is a very kind caring generous person and she deserves to be recognized for her generosity. Please consider her for this local Hero award as she is a local hero.

Nominee:

KEN FRIESEN

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: My dad is literally my hero, he is an rcmp officer in steinbach and was diagnosed with blood cancer last year and is on medical leave. He is amazing every where he goes, helps anyone out and always has time to visit with you no matter his day. Anyone who knows him knows what an amazing guy he is and always has a great story to share. Even while he has been going through his cancer journey he is always making sure me and my sisters are ok and good. He is constantly putting other people above himself. He truly is an every day hero!

Nominee:

ILENE GOSHKE

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: Started a volunteer group in paradise village to help people with yard work, meals, and whatever is needed for seniors who are unable to do this as a result of injury, poor health, or surgery. The group has delivered hundreds of meals, soup, homemade bread, and desserts. They can be seen raking leaves and cutting grass as well.

Nominee:

HENRY & EV STAM

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: A family in Grunthal just lost everything in a house fire about 2 months ago. Henry and Ev let them stay in their camper on their yard until they found a place to rent about a week ago. The whole community helped out with everything. Henry and Ev are always helping where they can without wanting anything in return.

Nominee:

MARTIN BAZIN - PRINCIPAL ESJ

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: For the past 2 years this school principal, new to his role, has had to deal with Covid 19 in his school of 404 students from Kindergarten to grade 12. He has put in many many hours and he has done so remarkably. I have not heard a single complaint from his staff, his students and community members. He has ensured his staffs safety, his students safety while also putting an emphasis on their mental health all while ensuring a great education. He has never failed to reply to any of my concerns, doing so professionally, with empathy and with a smile on his face. He knows the names to all the students, greets them at the door every morning, he respects them and challenges them. He makes the school a better place, one I enjoy sending my kids to.

Nominee:

JEAN GAGNON

Submitted Nomination

Reason for nomination: For the third year in the month of August he’ll be riding in the Great Cycle Challenge throughout Canada to fight Kids Cancer. So far he raised over $20,000. His goal this year is to ride 200 km. throughout the month. For him kids should be living life. Not fighting for it.