Ryker Morrell is a 9th grade student at Winston Churchill High School, and the Founder and President of a non-profit charity in Lethbridge called Bottles4Boulet.
Bottles4Boulet raised over $2,500 in their first year which translated into 11 local children being able to play sports that they may not have been able to otherwise. All Bottles4Boulet proceeds go to the KidSport Lethbridge Taber Logan Boulet fund ‘So ALL kids can play’!
Pat’s Driveline branch manager, Mark Luedtke, was interviewed by Bridge City News about the company’s support of the Bottles4Boulet event. Click here to read the full story: https://www.bridgecitynews.ca/news/bottles-4-boulet-in-2nd-year-to-honour-humbolt.
The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the privilege of hosting a Christmas party for Wish Children and their families on Saturday, December 15. There was pizza, hot dogs and cupcakes for all! We watched movies, opened treat bags and visited with Anna, Chase and Wonder Woman. There was even a surprise visit by Santa who brought a gift for every child! A great time was had by all. Children’s Wish is such a wonderful organization and we were honored to work with them this holiday season. If you would like to learn more about how you can support Children’s Wish, visit www.childrenswish.ca
We would like to give a special thanks to Costco for the pizza, Sobeys for the cupcakes, Rexall for the bottled water, Positively Princess’d for their time and Richie Bros. Auctioneers for the venue. You helped make this party a success!
This year The Gear Centre Group of Companies will be hosting a Christmas party to show our support of Wish Children and their families.
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish-granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 25,000 children and their families.
For more information on Children’s Wish and to find out how you can help, visit childrenswish.ca
On Saturday, August 18, The Gear Centre and Pat’s Driveline were at the Moncton Coliseum in support of Convoy for Hope – Atlantic’s 9th annual drive for a cure. Convoy for Hope – Atlantic brings truckers together to raise money in support of research, detection and prevention of the four most diagnosed cancers in Canada. Convoy for Hope – Atlantic is an annual event and has raised more than $250,000 since its first convoy in 2010. Come and join us in The Drive for a Cure! Despite the weather, this year’s event was a huge success with 25 registered trucks, a fire truck, an ambulance, 4 corporate sponsored vehicles, 24 CAV & support units and 17 survivors.
On Wednesday, December 13, The Gear Centre Group of Companies had the pleasure of visiting the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) to help spread some Christmas cheer to the children of our military families. The Gear Centre Group recognizes the sacrifices that our military families make for our country.
The wonderful staff at the MFRC welcomed us and introduced us to the children. Santa joined us and had a special gift and treat bag for each of the 94 children. Their excitement and joy won’t soon be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience bringing holiday joy to so many smiling faces. It truly was one of the highlights of 2017.
We would like to thank all our customers and employees for their participation and support in this year’s TGCG Food Bank Drive. Company-wide we donated over 2, 600 items to local food banks, including $275 in cash. After the final count, our top three branches were Edmonton Administration, Fort McMurray (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline) and Calgary (The Gear Centre, Pat’s Driveline, Hydra Steer and The Gear Centre Off-Highway). With an average of over 20 items per person, the top three branches donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank, the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association and the Calgary Food Bank. Edmonton Administration Department will donate an additional $300 to the charity of their choice, the Fort McMurray branches will donate an additional $200 to the charity of their choice and The Calgary branches will be donating $100 to the charity of their choice. All donations will be made on behalf of The Gear Centre Group of Companies.
This year The Gear Centre Group of Companies is showing their support of the Canadian Armed Forces by donating Christmas gifts to the children of our military families at the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre on December 13, 2017.
For over 25 years the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education and support.
Absences from family support systems, difficulties during deployments, solo parenting or coping with an injury or loss are realities for military families: realities which can have a significant impact on family well-being.
Established in 1989, the MFRC has been committed to supporting military families as they navigate these unique challenges through programs and services that enhance the strength and resilience of military families.
Between November 15, 2017, and December 13, 2017, The Gear Centre Group and our partner companies are running our Second Annual TGCG Food Bank Drive in support of our local food banks. Food collected at each branch will go to that city’s local food bank to help those in need in our community over the holidays.
One CAN make a difference with a small donation of food to help the 860,000 Canadians who use a food bank each month. Our branches will be supporting Edmonton’s Food Bank, Surrey Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, Calgary Food Bank, Red Deer Food Bank, Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association, The Mississauga Food Bank, Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton, NB, and The Salvation Army in Grande Prairie.
To find a drop off location near you visit www.gearcentregroup.com/onecan