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Huskies in final push for Good Deeds Cup


The Pas Huskies are one step closer to winning the Good Deeds Cup.
After tentatively earning their way into the final three during voting that ended last Sunday, the results were verified by YouTube to Chevrolet, the organizers of the Good Deeds Cup. The Huskies were informed of the fact they had been certified as one of three teams to make it to the finals on Thursday afternoon.
By moving to this point in the competition the Huskies have guaranteed themselves $5,000, which will be going to the organization they are in the competition on behalf of, Stand Up for Oscar’s Place homeless shelter.
In the final round a panel of judges will be reviewing the final three teams in the competition to see who has the best community spirit, with the winner seeing their prize amount increased to $15,000.
The winner will be decided on three factors, voting -which has already occurred- as well as community engagement and the effects on the community.
The voting took place as part of the YouTube video competition, with the Huskies video of their efforts helping at Oscar’s Place earning enough votes to place first overall of the 10 teams that were competing. While the top three voted for videos were used to determine who goes on to the finals, the votes will still factor into the final decision as well.
As for community engagement and affects, that will still need to be proven and where the community is once again being called on to rally in support of the Huskies and Oscar’s Place.
People are asked to post to social media about the impacts the funding or a victory would mean. In all posts they are asked to use the hashtags #ImWithTheHuskies and #gooddeedscup.
“It’s just a way to collate things,” explained Jerome Conaty, one of the main organizers behind the local Good Deeds Cup push. “That way Chevy will definitely be seeing the support.”
This last phase will last until the final winner is announced on February 26th. Judges will be periodically checking in to see the levels of engagement and support the community is bringing.
“We can’t lose momentum, we have to keep pushing,” said Conaty, adding there is a social media profile picture frame that also shows support for the Huskies that can be used. “Everything you do use the hashtags.”
So far, that support has been overwhelming.
“It’s morphed into community pride; it’s morphed into regional pride. We’ve got so much support from Thompson, Flin Flon, Swan River. “That’s really cool to see the region kind of banding together.”
Now the final big push is needed to put it over the top.
“We’re in the third period. We won the first period, we’re winning the second period, now we’re in the third period and we’ve got a one goal lead. What do we do? We got to keep pushing. Everyone’s tired but nope, we got to go until the end,” said Conaty.

Trent Allen