Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) / Move for Hunger – Mover of the Year Award
We are thrilled to announce that we have been presented with the CAM / Move for Hunger Mover of the Year Award!
In November, the Canadian Association of Movers met in Montreal for their 22nd Annual Conference. Our man, Gord Smith went to accept the award on behalf of the Calgary Branch.
Move for Hunger is currently working with over 700 relocation companies across 50 states and Canada, and have so far delivered more than 8,000,000 pounds of food to food banks across the US and Canada, which translates into more than 6,666,667 meals for people in need. With figures like these, we are truly honored to receive an accolade for our contribution to such an amazing cause.
Gord Smith accepting the CAM / Mover of the Year award 2017
Corporate Kids Challenge 2017 for KidSport BC (featuring lip-synch of Despacito)
On September 9th, we were honored to take part in the Corporate Kids Challenge for KidSport BC. The Corporate Kids Challenge is an annual fundraising extravaganza presented by Ritchie Bros. and held at their head office in Burnaby. All proceeds go to KidSport BC, giving thousands of underprivileged kids the chance to play a season of organized sport. You can learn more at http://www.rbauction.com/kidschallenge
We competed against rival corporate teams in old-school challenges like tug-o-war, archery and lacrosse, plus a few more novel events, like the firefighters’ hose challenge – it’s like sports day for adults! Each team had the bonus of an Olympic athlete joining them for the day and we at Tippet-Richardson really lucked out with volleyball pro Megan Cyr, who was completely lovely, enthusiastic and tirelessly pitched in, to make it a massively fun time and raise so much money for KidSport BC at the same time. You can take a look at some of the fun, over at our Instagram account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWa3JE5VX28
One of the most memorable moments was the lip-synch battle. The TR crew put their multi-lingual abilities to good use and chose Despacito by Justin Bieber, getting the edge and impressing the judges by lip-synching in both English and Spanish. You can view their performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWa3JE5VX28
I challenge you not to be dancing by the end – enjoy!