Trudeau, Moncton Wildcats honour N.B. teen Becca Schofield
Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:30PM AST
Last Updated Friday, February 17, 2017 7:29AM AST
Becca Schofield of Riverview, N.B. has been in the spotlight ever since her kindness campaign, #BeccaToldMeTo, went viral late last year.
Wednesday night Becca was once again front and centre as the Moncton Wildcats honoured the teen.
From the moment she hit the ice, Becca owned the Moncton Coliseum. Sporting a Wildcats jersey and the captain’s ‘C’, she was all smiles as the team paid tribute to her with a touching video highlighting the many good deeds inspired by #BeccaToldMeTo.
“Every time I see an act of kindness, or when people say these nice things to me like, 'you're so brave' and 'I love you,' 'keep being strong, 'keep being positive', it energizes me,” says Becca.
The Wildcats have renamed their community spirit award after Becca, who has battled terminal brain cancer for the past two years.
Canada’s prime minister has also taken notice of the kind-hearted teen. Justin Trudeau tweeted a photo Wednesday night, writing, “It’s my pleasure to recognize Rebecca Schofield for her bravery, volunteerism and inspiring commitment to community.”
Becca's family says they had no clue they were on the prime minister’s radar.
“Coming home and seeing the tweet just topped off an already amazing day,” says Anne Schofield, Becca’s mother. “We are in awe and a little speechless that this very busy man took time out of his day to honour our girl.”
The Schofields say they aren't sure what the prime minister was signing in the picture, but with any luck, they'll find out soon.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Cami Kepke