Hometown Hero Wins Trip to NHL Game


Peter Nishamura and his brother at Vancouver Canucks NHL game (Photo credit: twitter.com/Canucks) 

You may recall the news coverage last summer that paid tribute to a dozen provincial government employees who travelled to British Columbia to help fight wildfires last summer. 

One of those employees was Peter Nishamura who travelled to BC again this winter. This time, his trip was pure pleasure as his brother was a winner of the Air Canada Fan Flight contest. 

Nishamura grew up near Vancouver, in Abbotsford, BC. His parents and siblings still live there. Now a PEI resident, he works as a senior climate change adaptation policy advisor.

"My brother and I are both lifelong Canucks fans," said Nishamura. "My brother entered the contest to bring home a far away Canucks fan. He told a bit of my story - that I am a Canucks fan living on PEI and how I came "home" to BC as part of PEI's forest firefighting crew to help with the Elephant Hill fire."

As the contest winners, the Canucks gave Peter and his brother an amazing tour of the Rogers Arena, autographed jerseys, as well as tickets to a game.  

"It was a real thrill," he added. "It was also a chance to see my family, who I don't get to see as often as I'd like, so I'm really grateful for that."    

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