Tenille Recaps on Awarding Cooper Kennedy – Alberta Grand Prize Winner!

Hey Everybody!

I hope this finds you all enjoying your January! I am truly looking forward to things happening this year! I can’t wait to share the new album in March and head back out on the Play It Forward Cross Canada tour this spring!! It is coming so soon! Thank you guys for listening to the new single, “Dear Heart” and for requesting it at country radio! And thanks for tuning into Breakfast Television Edmonton last week to hear about our drawn winner for the Alberta Play it Forward Tour!

It was one of my most exciting moments of my life surprising our leader, Cooper Kennedy, at his school with a $10,000 giant cheque!! I remember his teachers talking about him and why they recognized his leadership to represent their school when we were on the road. They admired the way he set a great example for others to be respectful, reliable, and considerate. His sportsmanship truly stood out to them and it seems so fitting that Cooper is putting the $5000 to his school towards new Gym Equipment for all grades to have fun with and encourage others to play it forward through his love for sports! I am so proud of Cooper’s choices for his $5000 donation splitting it to the Make a Wish Foundation and the Alberta Children’s Stollery Hospital after hearing that some of his classmates have turned to these charities in the past. Cooper did an amazing job joining us on Breakfast Television showcasing what a great leader he truly is.



I’d like to send out a huge thank you to all of the amazing student leaders that we were fortunate to meet all across Alberta. You truly prove that the future of our province is in amazing hands. Thanks for all of your inspiring actions that make a difference in your school and beyond. Thank you for playing it forward!!! Thanks to the schools and teachers for participating in our program- we loved coming to see you all!

Another huge thanks to all of the company’s who believed in the Play it Forward concept and allowed us to travel and recognize amazing kids to spread the opportunities to pay it forward. You lead by example in playing it forward throughout your business and show us the gift of giving back. You are the reason this is possible. A special shout-out going to Caron Measurement and Controls, Low Impact, Grande Prairie Canadian Tire, Grande Prairie Tim Hortons, T-Ram Canada, and Save On Foods all across Alberta.

We look forward to heading back out on the road in March to start the Canadian Play it Forward Tour! Thanks for all of your support! And thanks for playing it forward.