Introducing the Cougars Hero of the Week

Athletes are often referred to as “heroes” for sports fans, someone they look up to. There’s also every day heroes in our community that deserve recognition.

Heroes are being talked about right now but it’s not a someone with a hockey stick and pair of skates. Our heroes right now are those on the frontlines, helping us get through the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to honour them. There is so many “heroes” out there right now, essential workers, helping us get through these trying times. We need your help in saluting the everyday hero in your life. Someone who has made a difference for you, or someone you know who is making a difference everyday.

We are accepting nominations for our “Hero of the Week” and we will announce one hero per week and share their story on our website and on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).We all know someone in our life that has been heroic, who has gone above and beyond to be considered a hero. Please, fill out the nomination form below and help us recognize those who deserve to be truly labeled a hero.

Our first Hero of the Week: Rob Endel

Rob is the Technical Manager of the Prince George Cougars 50/50 but also is a frontline worker, as he is a Produce Manager with Save on Foods in Prince George and has been working with the company for 30 years.

Rob and his staff at Save on Foods have been critically important, like all grocers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The supply chain is vitally important, and any disruption can cause panic and that can be scary in the middle of a pandemic.

Rob says there was a lot of challenges and obstacles when the pandemic began, as his store, like many across the province, had to juggle, what seemed daily, new provincial physical distancing measures and whilst maintaining a high quality of customer service.

“It was a challenge, trying to train our staff daily on the constant stream of new measures that were put in place. That takes away time from helping our customers and filling stock. It’s a fine line.”

Rob and his team pride themselves on being a helping hand during these uncertain times.

“A wave of pride came over me and one of my coworkers recently when a lady approached us and gave us the most heartfelt, sincere thank you. I never thought of myself as an essential worker before this all started, but it gives you a sense of pride knowing that we can provide a level of comfort, reassurance to our customers with everything going on.”

If you know someone like Rob, fill out the form below and let us know who you think should be the next “Hero of the Week.”

Hero of the Week

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