Beamsville, Ontario resident winner of Post Shreddies' "Search for Goodness"

Nationwide search celebrates dedicated community hero

TORONTO, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Let's celebrate! Post Shreddies announces the winner of the "Search for Goodness". Beamsville, ON, resident Pam Huson's selfless commitment to her community through her organization that helps animals and families in need, demonstrates the genuine goodness Shreddies seeks to recognize. 

"Canada is full of people who strive to make their community a better place and Shreddies is acknowledging a stand-out citizen for the genuine goodness she brings to others," says Amy Bernstein, Senior Product Manager of Shreddies & Shredded Wheat, Post Foods Canada Inc. "Pam Huson is dedicated to her community and helping countless numbers of animals and families. She embodies the goodness we seek to recognize and celebrate through the "Search for Goodness" campaign."

By day Huson is a palliative nurse educator, and in her free time she is the President and Founder of Beamsville4PawRescue, an organization that rescues stray and abandoned animals. Since the launch of the pet rescue in 1997, Huson and her team of volunteers have found homes for almost 3,000 animals in need. She has created a network of foster homes and volunteers to help look after animals until the rescue is able to find them permanent homes.  

As part of her work, Huson also helps people in her community who are down on their luck by providing them with food and medical supplies for their pets. Her efforts enable them to keep their beloved furry friends during tough times. 

The Shreddies nationwide search began in March, asking Canadians to nominate and vote for people they believe should be recognized for their selfless commitment to their community.  With over 160 nominations and 42,687 total votes, the 10 nominees with the most votes were selected to be one of the top 10 finalists.  From there, the winner was selected by a panel of judges after carefully reviewing each entry in accordance with the judging criteria as set out in the rules and regulations. Post Shreddies believes that Huson's story of genuine goodness deserves to be recognized and shared across the country.

To recognize Pam Huson for her genuinely good contributions, Shreddies will feature her story in an advertisement and donate $500 to her organization Beamsville4PawRescue.com. See how Huson impacts her community and helps animals in need of rescue through the Shreddies Facebook page.

Additional information for the Shreddies "Search for Goodness", including rules and regulations, can be found at searchforgoodness.ca and Facebook.com/Shreddies.

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.

SOURCE Post Foods Canada

Image with caption: "Winner of the Post Shreddies “Search for Goodness” Pam Huson with her dog Magie. Pam is the President and Founder of the Beamsville4PawRescue. Pam and her team of volunteers have found homes for almost 3,000 animals in need. (CNW Group/Post Foods Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150727_C6438_PHOTO_EN_454551.jpg

For further information: Ginger Shewell / Wendy Manton, Ginger.shewell@mediaprofile.com / 416-342-1802, Wendy.manton@mediaprofile.com / 416-342-1834

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