Talented Albertan named to 2018 Olympic curling team
Edmonton, Alberta – (Jan 9, 2018) Goodwill is proud to congratulate Cheryl Bernard, Goodwill ambassador, on her exciting appointment to the Rachel Homan curling team for the 2018 Olympics.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Cheryl for three years, and her passion for giving back to the community is inspirational,” said Dale Monaghan, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Alberta, a non-profit social enterprise. “On behalf of Goodwill, and all the Albertans that Cheryl has helped while a Goodwill ambassador, I wish her the best in PyeongChang in February.”
Bernard first became a Goodwill ambassador in January 2015 after being inspired by how Goodwill leverages contributions from donors and shoppers to create social good. Empowering Albertans with disabilities through employment especially “hit the button” for her.
“My competitive curling career has afforded me so many opportunities, and it’s been a privilege to give back by helping others seize opportunities too. Everyone should have the chance to reach for dreams and accomplish goals,” said Bernard. “I’m thrilled to be attending my second Olympics, and proud to continue my work championing Goodwill.”
Ambassadors like Bernard help Goodwill realize its mission of providing training and meaningful employment opportunities for Albertans with disabilities. Ambassadors’ contributions — along with the generous donations from Albertans to Goodwill’s stores and donation centres — support employment programs and help make a difference in Albertans’ lives.
Over 89 per cent of revenue generated from the sale of donated items in our thrift stores is reinvested in Goodwill’s goal of providing career training and jobs for Albertans with disabilities.
For more information, visit the Get Involved page on our website.