Cycling PowerStream employees help raise $80K
By Anthony Capkun
June 15, 2015 – Over the course of May and June, 155 PowerStream employees participated in various community cycling events, raising $80,000 in support of two charitable organizations: Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Kudos!
Five employee teams, each comprising 29 members, bicycled in several Heart & Stroke Big Bike events held over the month of May in Vaughan, Barrie and Markham, Ont. In total, the Big Bike teams raised $28,000 for the foundation through donations, raffles, car washes and employee BBQs.
To conclude this year’s series of biking initiatives, a dozen employees cycled for two days in the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, travelling more than 200 km between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Together, the team contributed $51,818 to in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
“We are proud of our employees who continue to participate in a host of fundraising initiatives for deserving causes,” said Brian Bentz, PowerStream’s president and CEO, who was also among the 12 employees who cycled in this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer (second from left). “The efforts put forward to support these organizations on an ongoing basis reflect the quality of our employees, our company values and our commitment to being a socially responsible corporate citizen.”
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 375,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.
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