Marine Atlantic Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

by Darrell Mercer

The ice bucket challenge continues to raise significant awareness regarding the fight against ALS and is helping to raise funds to combat the disease. The social media sensation has spread across the internet and introduced many people to a disease that impacts thousands of people each and every year.

People from all walks of life have taken the ice bucket challenge and Marine Atlantic employees have participated with a full willingness to help. It all started when Autumn Rideout, one of our summer student employees, was nominated to take the challenge. She in turn challenged her fellow vessel staff of the MV Highlanders and it quickly moved throughout the Corporation. From our President and CEO Paul Griffin, Vice President of Customer Experience Don Barnes, other vessel crews and shore-based staff, Marine Atlantic employees have been proud to support this worthwhile initiative for ALS awareness.

You can view the hilarious footage of our staff getting drenched here: Marine Atlantic Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

For more information about this initiative visit: The ALS Associations website and to donate click here.