Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
In 2009 my two sons started up a program called KidzCanHelp.ca with a two of their friends with the goal to collect new and used hockey equipment for kids in Bosnia. From there the program has grown to support several local programs in the Niagara Region and have started to expand to northern Ontario.
Since I work for a group of newspapers targeted to the construction industry, using this as a vehicle to get more attention to the program did not really fit. Back in December 2010 I thought of a way to start the connection by hosting a “Construction Night in Niagara” event with the Niagara Ice Dogs. Tickets would be sold and members of the local construction association would participate in between period shoot out and get to celebrate the fact they are truly building our homes and places to work. The event went well for the first year and raised over $150 for KidzCanHelp.ca and better yet I was able to promote the event in the paper for several months and include an article in our April issue, I made the connection.
Last week Aecom in Guelph had found a posting online about an equipment drive KidzCanHelp.ca did last December for Ogoki Post in Northern Ontario and saw an opportunity to help. Aecom supports hockey programs for Northern Ontario and thought they could tie in a fundraiser with a hockey challenge event they were holding and were able to raise $1300. The money raised is being donated on KidzCanHelp.ca to Minor Hockey Foundation – Ontario for their Let’s Learn Hockey Program which provides 35 plus kids each year with brand new equipment and pays for their enrollment into hockey programs.
Aecom is in the construction field, I work in the construction publishing business and my work with KidzCanHelp.ca program allowed me to connect with a client I can develop a relationship with for new business. When a hobby generates results for your job, it truly does not feel like you are working!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I am proud to be producing the 2011 Barrie Construction Association Publication and look forward to a new and improved version from previous years!
For 2011 we have increased the circualtion form 1,000 copies to over 4,000. We will be running the BCA Publication in the August issue of the GTA Construction Report as a special section to showcase the association, the members and the Simcoe County construction industry.
the marketing has just been launched and you can participate in this special publication by calling me 905=228-1151 or sending me an email firstname.lastname@example.org