Sandy Gingera holds her Mark Messier stick she is willing to part with in exchange for a job.

Sandy Gingera holds her Mark Messier stick she is willing to part with in exchange for a job.

Resident stick handles for a job

Sandy Gingera is offering up a signed Mark Messier stick, that she won in 1990 in a Kelowna Rockets draw, in exchange for employment.

Sandy Gingera is hoping NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier can help her get a job.

Gingera, 62, has been out of a job for a year and is frustrated that her age seems to be holding off prospective employees.

So she is getting creative.

She is offering up the prized signed Mark Messier stick, that she won in 1990 in a Kelowna Rockets draw, in exchange for employment.

“I’m very capable of work and if Mark can help me, boy that would be great,” said Gingera.

The idea came from a problem-solving conversation she had with friends after telling them that she wasn’t sure if she would be able to cover next month’s rent.

“It is hard when you send out so many resumes with no word back and they don’t get to meet me,” said Gingera.

She is a regular volunteer with the Seniors Information and Resource Bureau helping fellow seniors with their cooking and cleaning and she realizes she is not the only senior struggling to make ends meet.

She is looking for a cleaning job that doesn’t involve stairs, which she understands rules out many people’ss homes.

A longtime collector of hockey memorabilia, she will be sad to see her stick go but hopes her sacrifice will pay off and reward her with a job.

Anyone interested in offering her a job can contact her at 250-351-4492.