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Val and Katia Win Battle of the Blades!

cbc battle of the blades It’s been an exciting week at Compassion Canada as we’ve waited anxiously for this past Monday — the day we’d learn who won the Battle of the Blades.

Courtesy of CBC/Insight Productions

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen Valeri Bure, Katia Gordeeva and seven other pairs of skaters compete to win $100,000 for the charity of their choice.

There have been some tense moments with Val and Katia finding themselves in the skate-off three times during the competition (twice in the first three weeks) and a misstep in week seven that could have cost them the competition.

On Sunday night, they and all the skaters performed magnificently, leaving viewers with a difficult choice. Although all deserved to walk away the champion, only one couple could be named the victor.

And it’s our great honor to announce that Valeri Bure and Katia Gordeeva won the Battle of the Blades!

What does this mean for Compassion?

With Val’s share of the $100,000 grand prize, we will be fully funding a Child Survival Program in the Dominican Republic, rescuing moms and babies from danger — and giving them the opportunity to take their first steps into a life of promise and purpose in Jesus Christ!

We are incredibly blessed to have been named Val’s charity of choice and are so grateful to all of you who watched and voted for Val and Katia.

From all of us at Compassion Canada, thanks so much for all your prayers and support!