Prince George Cougars & Prince George Community Foundation partner together to support Mental Health for First Responders

Prince George Cougars & Prince George Community Foundation partner together to support Mental Health for First Responders
OCTOBER 31, 2022




Prince George, BC – The Prince George Cougars and the Prince George Community Foundation, in partnership with Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and Northern Health are excited to announce the first Mega 50/50 Jackpot of the season benefiting our local first responders during our Sunday, November 13th game against the Vancouver Giants. Sunday’s game is the first matinee of the season beginning at 2pm. This will follow Saturday Night’s “Community Heroes” game, which will be presented by Coastal Gas Link. The entire weekend of Cougars hockey will be dedicated to celebrating local frontline workers and the effort they dedicate to making our community safe and enjoyable. 

The 50/50 winner on Sunday, November 13th is guaranteed $25,000 thanks to our sponsor, Wood Wheaton SuperCentre. Mega 50/50 Jackpot tickets can be purchased starting at 9:00am today, October 31st, 2022. Must be 19 plus; know your limit, play within it. 

Funds raised by this Mega 50/50 will go towards providing much needed support to mental health initiatives for our First Responders. Funds will be distributed between the RCMP Victim Services, Fire Fighters Charitable Society, and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.   

To purchase 50/50 tickets click here:

And that’s not all… 

An anonymous donor has purchased a total of 4,000 tickets for our first responders and community heroes to attend either Saturday, November 12th or Sunday, November 13th’s game (2,000 per game) – both against the Vancouver Giants.  Community Heroes (fire fighters, paramedics, RCMP, Northern Health employees and teachers) will be able to reserve their tickets, on a first come, first serve basis by contacting the Prince George Cougars office before November 10th. 

Are you a corporate partner interested in purchasing a block of tickets for our First Responders and Community Heroes to attend either game with their family? Contact Kevin Patenaude at 250-561-0783 or by email at to reserve your block now. All partners will be recognized as a sponsor during the games. 

“The Prince George Cougars are very excited to celebrate our local community heroes on November 12th and 13th. Coastal Gas Link has been a fantastic partner in celebrating the work that our frontline workers do for the community and they will have a hand in Saturday’s events. Thank you to Wood Wheaton for coming on board, once again, to guarantee our Mega Jackpot for Sunday. To have the community hero groups being celebrated on the same weekend that their charitable foundations are benefiting feels very special.”

“Wood Wheaton is committed to supporting community driven initiatives that enhance, enrich and encourage the betterment of our northern communities and the people within who call them home.” Don Willimont, Operations Manager, Wood Wheaton Supercentre  

“We are all thrilled to be a part of this campaign highlighting what makes Prince George so special’ said Mindy Stroet, Director of Development, Prince George Community Foundation.  “When charities and organizations work together to support such an important cause, all things are possible’ echoed Aimee Cassie, CEO, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.

“Our staff and physicians have been through incredibly challenging times – we are very proud of the work they have done throughout the pandemic” said Penny Anguish – Chief Operating Officer for the Northern Interior. “I want to thank the donor who is providing this generous gift to our staff, medical staff and their families to attend these games.”

You do not want to miss honoring our First Responders and Community Heroes November 12th and 13th. This will be the most attended games in recent history with a ton of action and excitement. Child tickets are $10 and walk-up Adult tickets start at $18 and are available at the TicketsNorth box office at the CN Centre, by phone (1-888-293-6613), or online at  



Media Contacts: 

Cole Waldie 

Director, Broadcasting, Communications & Public Relations 

Prince George Cougars



Mindy Stroet, CFRE

Director of Development

Prince George Community Foundation 



Aimee Cassie 

Chief Executive Officer

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation 


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