“I WON?!,” Angie kept repeating on the phone.
“Really? I won?!”
I had a pair of Lady Antebellum concert tickets to give away and I thought it would be best to give them to someone who deserves it. So, I started my contest: the hunt for a deserving and giving person.
I had some wonderful and touching emails about great people with giving hearts and I thank every single person who submitted those stories.
But one email in particular caught my eye.
It was the story about Angie Flaig – an Alberta mother of two who recently lost her high school sweetheart and husband to a vehicle collision near Calgary last May. This is what her brother-in-law Darcy had to say about her:
“Hi Jasmine, I would like to nominate my sister in law Angie Flaig. It has been a very tough year for us as a family, my brother and her husband Dave Flaig was killed in a single vehicle accident on May 13,2011. My two nephews have now become a huge part of my life. Through all the heart ache, sadness and tears Angie continues to work two jobs and spends a lot of time volunteering for her oldest sons minor hockey team. Angie, even through this difficult time continues to put the needs of others ahead of hers! I am so blessed to have this incredible person in my life and feel that she deserves some recognition for everything she does. Angie is a giver and is always offering to help people out, she is an incredible mom and a incredible person. I am nominating her because its the least I could do for an amazing friend I love you Angie!”
I hope you have a wonderful night and sing your heart out to Lady Antebellum! I am honoured to have been able to give such a deserving person this night out
All my best,
March 5, 2012
Here’s the deal: I bought my parents two tickets to the Lady Antebellum concert taking place March 17, 2012 at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Unfortunately, they are no longer able to go.
[Tickets are in Section 114, Row 5, Seats 1 and 2]
Instead of trying to sell the tickets off, I’ve decided to give a few deserving Edmontonians (or out-of-towners) a chance to see the concert since I am not a country music fan myself.
How does the contest work?
Nominations of course!
If you know a hard-working and deserving person who makes their community a better place, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me about them. It can be anyone from a mom, dad, sibling, friend, outstanding neighbour or community member – there are no limitations.
And this is not limited to only the City of Champions. I’m welcoming out-of-towners to participate as well so long as you are okay with picking up the tickets in town.
So lets hear it, why should your nominee be the winner of two tickets to see Lady Antebellum at Rexall Place on Saturday March 17, 2012?
Send your emails to: email@example.com
Contest closes on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 8 a.m.
Can’t wait to hear your responses!
With permission, I will post the email submission and photo of the winner.