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!

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  1. Sarah
    Nov 23, 2010
    at 1:15 pm

    That’s awesome!!

  2. Nov 23, 2010
    at 1:35 pm

    Fantastic news!

  3. Ruth
    Nov 23, 2010
    at 2:03 pm

    I was ecstatic when I saw the news yesterday!! I was thinking about how many kids could be saved by Val’s donation to Compassion!! What a fantastic end to the competition and thanks for both Valerie and Ekaterina’s hard work for the show!!

  4. Nov 23, 2010
    at 4:32 pm

    That is so exciting! We just sponsored a child from DR!!

  5. Kathy
    Nov 23, 2010
    at 6:05 pm

    It’s ridiculous that facebook has blocked this content. We need to let them know this was a mistake and someone’s attempt to suppress the Message. Congrats to Katia & Valeri!! It’s wonderful that they won, whoohoo!

  6. Cindy Darnell
    Dec 30, 2010
    at 1:34 pm

    Praise the Lord! We live in Santiago and are aware of the great need for such a program especially in Cien Fuego..God be with you.

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