Brandon, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with Atom-Jet Group have announced the third winner of its Community Hero Award for the 2016-17 Western Hockey League season.

Long time volunteer Jason Cross of Brandon has been involved as a builder and technician with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Haunted Houses and Forests for the past twelve years, which has become the organization’s largest fundraiser.

A board member for the past six years, Jason is currently serving his second term as Board President. As well, he’s also on the board of directors for the Counselling Centre for Hope, Healing and Encouragement and has been actively engaged with the Muscular Dystrophy Canada since his wife and son were both diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy three years ago.

An accomplished computer programmer that has been kept busy with several development teams across North America. Jason is well known throughout the city for putting on a one of a kind light show in his front yard during the Christmas season.

A retired sound and audio visual technician, he is currently employed at Westman Communications Group as a business process improvement analyst.

Each month during the 2016-17 Wheat Kings season, an individual or group is chosen as the Atom-Jet Community Hero of the Month. This award is presented to those who have demonstrated significant acheivements, performances and contributions to the Westman area community in the the areas of athletics, charity work and volunteer efforts.

A presentation to Mr. Cross will be made Saturday night during the Wheat Kings’ game against the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers.

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