Now that Fall has arrived, it’s time to reflect and feel proud about the impact Marine Harvest Canada’s very own BBQ Event Trailer had this past summer in communities from the Comox Valley up to Port Hardy. There was even one exception where we served up our delicious farm-raised salmon to 700 people from around the globe at the Masters World Badminton Championships held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in late August.
Through each and every event, we were able to stimulate positive awareness around our business and product, as well as generating so many smiles and compliments on our fish and Marine Harvest Canada’s commitment to community spirit.
Approximately $8,000.00 was raised from these events and the benefiting charities and organizations included YANA, Camp Good Times, Campbell River SPCA, Grade 6 Strathcona Park Fundraiser, Cancer Relay-For-Life in Campbell River and Port McNeill, Bike-to-Work-Week, Campbell River Minor Hockey, Cameryn’s Cause, Burn Fund, United Way, Dragon Boat Society, Campbell River Salmon Kings Swim Club, Waterman Festival, Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up, World Seniors Masters Badminton Championship and Cops for Cancer in Port Hardy.
Special thanks to our very own employees who took ownership of the event trailer on various occasions and contributed to the overall success. These folks include: Roger King, Ian Roberts, Marcel Pelletier, Richard Opala, Clare Backman, Leone Bliss, Tina McMurdo, Meghan Mills, Kathy Baker, Cathy Emms, Jacques Gaudet, Howard Rees, Ronita Prasad, Juliana Miller, Pam McDermott, Dave Ashcroft, Chris Leighton and Joe Johnson. It is the dedication and concern for community involvement from all of these people that made these events possible and successful. Well done everybody! It sure does make us proud to be part of Marine Harvest Canada!
photo (l-r) Ronita Prasad, Ryder (mascot), Madison King, Roger King, Kathy Baker, Jacques Gaudet, Juliana Miller & Pam McDermott at the Cops for Cancer BBQ in Port Hardy.
By Mike Mulder, Manager, Warehousing & Logisitics