For the last 5 years I have Co-Captained Ocean Trailer’s annual “Bowl For Big Brothers Event”. Having our staff participate in this event has shown me the importance of bringing together your fellow co-workers in a social atmosphere outside the office.
When our staff joins together for this worthwhile endeavor, the manager/employee roles fade and we become a group of caring individuals who are working towards a common goal. This encourages a friendly competitiveness to emerge amongst everyone involved. When our employees share and relate to one another in this way it establishes comradely. Having positive employee relationships help to add value to our workplace environment.
I would like see Ocean Trailer continue to enjoy this event in years to come and I welcome the opportunity to be involved. - Jackie Grant, Ocean Trailer”
Check out the awesome fundraising from all of the companies that have bowled so far!
Top 5 Teams
Ocean Trailer raised $15855
Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. raised $12512
TRG Group Benefits & Pensions Inc. raised $12310
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver raised $8457
Big Bowling Tournament raised $7734
The kids of Belmont Elementary showed their appreciation for a generous donation of $5000.00 to their snack program by our Edmonton branch. They sent many heartfelt letters of thanks to Dwayne Warawa, Sarah Blanchette and everyone at Ocean Trailer. As Belmont Elementary is home to many families of lower incomes, the program helps to ensure that all children receive a healthy snack 3 times a week.
Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012
As most of you are aware the ride was last weekend in Vancouver and it was a huge success. Overall there was 11.2 Million Dollars raised, our team raised $125,494.50 and thanks to all of your generosity I was able to collect $27,905.00! The weather was a typical BC/Washington spring day but that didn’t stop anyone from pedaling all the way to Seattle. It is hard to express my thanks to all of you for what you have done to help Conquer Cancer but to say thanks it is appreciated and all the money will be going to a great cause. I have included a couple of pictures the first is the Pokodot Shirt given to me by the Ride organizers because of all of you donating to the cure and the second is of my 7 fellow Hockey Dad’s that came from Calgary for the adventure of a life time. The balance of our team were made up from as far away as Houston Texas, Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Collingwood Ontario and of course Vancouver. I will send a full team photo once I get one. Once again Thank You!
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation (Baillie House)
Baillie House is an elderly home in Maple Ridge. They were looking for ways to fund getting a new bus, which helps take residents on outings. Ocean trailer made a donation of a Trip for two to Duncanby Lodge which tickets were sold to win this prize, in doing this we raised close to $18,000 and Baillie House is well on their way to getting the greatly need bus.
May 10th, 2007 saw the annual Cystic Fibrosis tournament take place at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley, BC. As usual, the turn out was great and we were sold out once again. It always amazes us the outpour of support we get from our vendors and customers on this great cause, and this year was no different. The weather was fantastic and $150,000 was raised. Thanks to everyone who helped make this special event such a success and once again thank you to everyone who donated to this charity.
When Ocean Trailer found out that Camp Cedarwood, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was trying to raise funds to ensure the water treatment system was stable enough to withstand a ‘boil water advisory’, we jumped at the opportunity to help. Ocean Trailer donated $5000 towards the fundraising efforts. Camp Cedarwood is a beautiful year round camp, which offers camping for junior and senior high school teenagers.
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver – In School Mentoring Program – Coquitlam, Surrey, Delta
Ocean Trailer believes in reaching out to help support those programs which focus on the ongoing development of our youth. Staff and management of Ocean Trailer are pleased to support the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver In-School Mentoring Program, with a $5000 donation. The In School Mentoring program matches up boys and girls in grades 1-6 with an adult mentor, they meet for 1 hour a week at the child’s school to play games, play sports, do arts and crafts or just hang out and talk. We hope that this contribution will allow children in our community to continue to grow and focus on the positives of life, school, family and friends.
As of April 2010, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $500 Million and will continue to fulfill Terry's dream of finding a cure for the sickness that cut short his life. Terry died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 23 after his history-making journey across Canada as an amputee runner that inspired the world.
In keeping in line with our corporate value of engaging the hearts and minds of our community youth, Ocean Trailer was pleased to donate $5000 to the Special Olympics – Calgary. This donation will allow them to continue to deliver high-quality sports programs to people with disabilities. Organizations like the Special Olympics rely on funding from corporations and individuals alike.