SOURCE: Post Foods

May 16, 2016 09:00 ET

Post Search for Goodness Asks Canadians to Nominate Those Who Embody Genuine Goodness

Winner Will Receive $10,000 to Help Spread More Goodness in Their Community

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) -  Post believes there's genuine goodness in every Canadian and that's something worth celebrating. The fourth-annual Post Search for Goodness is a nation-wide search for Canadians who embody genuine goodness and deserve to be recognized for their selfless commitment. For the first time, the winner will receive $10,000 to help them continue to spread goodness within in their community.

"The Search for Goodness is an opportunity to celebrate people doing good in our communities. Whether it's someone who rescues animals in need or helps out at the local hockey arena, acts of goodness big and small are all around us and they deserve to be recognized," says Amy Bernstein, the Senior Product Manager of Shreddies & Shredded Wheat, at Post Foods Canada Inc. "This year, we're thrilled to award the Post Search for Goodness winner with $10,000 to help them make their community an even better place."

"From coast to coast there are people who work hard, and go above and beyond to do good things for others," says Pam Huson, who was selected as the winner of the third-annual Search for Goodness in 2015 for her work rescuing animals in need. "Not only am I a volunteer, I organize other volunteers so we can help more animals together. I am so thrilled that Post is continuing to celebrate people who do great things all across Canada."

Nominating someone is simple

Canadians can visit SearchforGoodness.com* and nominate someone who they think is genuinely good. Tell Post why the nominee deserves to be recognized for their selfless commitment to their community in 150 words or less. Once a person has been nominated and vetted, Canadians can vote for their favourite story once a day to help the nominee make it into the top 10 finalists. The top 10 stories will make the shortlist of nominees.

The winner of the $10,000 prize will be selected by a panel of judges at Post Foods Canada Inc. Individuals or a team of up to three people can be nominated. In the case of a winning team, the team members will split the prize equally. Post will announce the winner of the Search for Goodness and may feature the winner in select promotional materials.

Nominations close on July 25, 2016, voting closes on July 31, 2016 and the winner will be announced in August, 2016.

Championing Search for Goodness winners

The Post Search for Goodness commitment first began in 2013 when Canadians were invited to share genuinely good stories.

  • In 2013, Post recognized Greg Epp from Saskatoon, SK for his selfless commitment to maintaining his community hockey rink and making it accessible to all.
  • In 2014, sisters Julia and Emma Mogus from Oakville, ON were selected for their efforts to help youth in remote communities in Northern Ontario by donating books.
  • In 2015, Pam Huson from Beamsville, ON was recognized for her work as founder of Beamsville4PawRescue, an organization that rescues animals in need. Since the launch of the pet rescue in 1997, Pam and her team of volunteers have found homes for almost 3,000 animals.

Additional information for the Post Search for Goodness, including rules and regulations, can be found at searchforgoodness.com*.

*An incorrect website promoting the Search for Goodness promotion was printed on participating Post cereal packages. The correct website for the promotion is SearchforGoodness.com. It was incorrectly printed as SearchforGoodness.ca.

About Post Foods Canada Inc.: 
Post Foods Canada Inc. is the manufacturer of iconic ready-to-eat cereal brands including Shreddies, Honeycomb, Sugar Crisp, Alpha-Bits, Shredded Wheat, Great Grains, Honey Bunches of Oats and other great tasting cereals. For more information, please visit www.postfoods.ca.

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