“We were impressed how Aaron engaged with his community and showed his generosity through his efforts,” said Birhan Abate Country Manager Ethiopian Airlines Canada. “We wanted to help Aaron with his efforts and made the donation to help his local community”
Aaron, the 12-year-old boy from Burford, Ontario was recently announced as the grand prize-winner of Ethiopian Airlines Canada “Canada 150” contest. Ethiopian Airlines Canada hosted the contest on its Facebook page@EthiopianAirlinesCanada to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial. People were asked to upload a video describing what they “Love about Canada”. The top five finalists were selected by the airline as the finalists received thousands of likes and shares during the duration of the contest.
Aaron’s video highlighted freedom of speech, universal health care, multiculturalism, education and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s hair.
Link to Aaron’s video: http://bit.ly/2vB7RuY
During the duration of the contest Aaron was active in his community and gained local media coverage. He made additional videos, which he posted online sharing how he wanted to thank his online supporters by donating to Stedman hospice.
“It’s amazing that Aaron at such a young age shows the true spirit of giving back. He is not only creative yet tremendously generous. He looked beyond just winning a contest and demonstrated true Canadian values of giving” said Edward Radonic Managing Partner, RadonicRodgersStrategy+
“We are tremendously grateful to Aaron for his kindness and creativity. We were touched that Aaron selected the Stedman Community Hospice as his charity of choice and we are honored to be associated with his good work! Aaron has displayed compassion, kindness and service to others – traits that we hold dear at Stedman Community Hospice. We wish to sincerely thank Aaron, Ethiopian Airlines Canada and RadonicRodgers Strategy+ for their tremendous generosity” Olga Consorti, President & CEO of the St. Joseph’s Lifecare FoundationEndFragment