Shane Eickmann has been named a Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist for his passion and dedication to being a community and global volunteer. Shane will be recognized on-field at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto where he could win $100,000 for GlobalMedic, an organization that provides emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters and emergencies.
"I am honoured to be one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists and to represent Global Medic and the hundreds of our dedicated volunteers across Canada who give their time and energy to help people prepare and respond during disasters,” said Shane Eickmann. “The CFL experience was wonderful and the $1000.00 donation I received as a Regional Finalist will go to help provide Global Medic with their life saving emergency programs internationally. I would like to encourage everyone to vote online until November 20th and thank everyone who have supported me this far!”
- A full time paramedic, Shane has a number of additional certifications ranging from wilderness and remote first aid to lifeguarding.
- Shane has also volunteered in Cambodia, training others in lifesaving techniques and helping deliver medical equipment and essential medicines, along with water and sanitation programs, to remote communities.
- Shane travelled to Haiti in 2010 and Turkey in 2011 following earthquakes, to provide much-needed on the ground support.
- Shane received a Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his exemplary volunteer efforts both locally and abroad.
Shane is one of eight Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalists, one for every CFL market. The Scotiabank National Game Changer will be announced during the game and broadcast on TSN during the 100th Grey Cup on November 25, 2012.
“There are extraordinary people who do outstanding things for causes in our community every single day,” said Shawn Goddard, Scotiabank’s District Vice President of Hamilton and Niagara District. “The Scotiabank Game Changer program has recognized dozens of community heroes over the course of the CFL season, and now Canadians have the chance to vote for a winner. We encourage everyone to go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com and vote today for the Scotiabank National Game Changer Finalist of their choice.”
The winner will be chosen by an all-star jury panel comprised of Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Mark Cohon – Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Stewart Johnston – President, TSN, and Scotiabank’s Anatol von Hahn, and through public voting between October 29, 2012 and November 20, 2012.For more information about the Scotiabank Game Changers program and to vote, go to www.ScotiabankGameChangers.com
Scotiabank is a proud supporter of the Canadian Football League and is the Official Bank of the CFL, 100th Grey Cup Festival, BC Lions, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
About the Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is our league. The Grey Cup is our national championship and Canada's largest annual single sporting event. We are proudly preparing for the 100th Grey Cup in 2012. The celebration will span the country and culminate in a tremendous festival and game in Toronto this November. We invite all Canadians to be a part of it.