I’m a hockey widow. Or at least I was, until this year. This year my husband decided to take a break from playing hockey and an NHL lockout is sparing me from hours and hours of hockey on our television. I’m not totally heartless, I do feel bad for my husband and all of the other die hard hockey fans out there, but Mars Canada has provided a way to fill their time. They are energizing the country from coast-to-coast and encouraging you to get involved in a side of hockey that truly makes a difference.

Every community has their local hockey rink. I know ours well, along with several rinks in the surrounding communities. It is a place where our kids bond and learn about sportsmanship and team bonding. It’s a place where parents cheer on our kids and help them through the tough losses, and it’s a place where we form relationships with other parents too. The hot dogs and popcorn are a fringe benefit 🙂

It isn’t always easy to maintain a rink so it remains an enjoyable space. Actually, a recent survey conducted by Leger Marketing and commissioned by the Mars brand revealed that while more than 90% of Canadians live near an ice rink, and value the positive impact a rink has on a community, most are surprisingly unaware of the current physical state of their facilities. This is where Mars has stepped in to help out. After the successful renovation of a rink in Grand Manan, N.B., Mars has further identified five local rinks within Canada that could use a bit of a facelift.

Now, by purchasing a specially marked Mars and entering the PIN code contained inside the wrapper at www.marsbar.ca, Canadians will activate a $5 CDN contribution , up to a maximum of $ 100,000 CDN in 2012, to be shared amongst the participating community rinks in need of renovations. So let’s get enjoying our Mars bars, and help a local rink!

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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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