Action Health & Safety Services attended the annual South Peace Oilmen's Lobster night and auction last week, purchasing the very first Dawson Creek Rage jersey for $5,000.
Action, a local medical, safety and security company, continues to support community projects and was excited to be the winning bidder.
"It was a tough battle, but, in the end, we managed to get the jersey and help support a great cause,” said Ward Minifie, vice president and co-owner of Action Health & Safety Services. “The Oilmen's group supports a lot of local charities and we were excited to promote the new DCRAGE hockey club as well.
“This jersey is the real deal, as it’s the first in Canada and the DCRAGE is the only Canadian team in the North American Hockey League.”
Proceeds from the Oilmen's auction event will go to various charities.
“It was a win-win for everyone,” Minifie added.
The support for the new NAHL team from the community has been incredible, and Auction Health & Safety Services has a strong reputation for supporting its community.
Each year, thousands of dollars are raised for groups like the Rotary Club, the Hospital Foundation, the Bear Mountain Ski Hill, Ducks Unlimited and many local charities assisting the homeless.
This spring, Action also sponsored the new scoreboard at the west end of the EnCana Events Centre, home of the DCRAGE.
"Naturally, we’re very pleased and excited for the Oilmen's Auction event and the support from Action,” said Rage president Pat Rorison. “The South Peace Oilmen play a key role in the community and to have the support of those bidding and companies like Action Health & Safety going the extra mile...well, it doesn't get better than that.
“We’re a community team and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hockey games start this September and the feeling is it’s going to be an incredible first season.”