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Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Helping to build better communities through the Engineering Day of Caring

volunteers sit in front of the event banner

Associated Engineering is proud to be a long-time supporter of the United Way and the annual Engineering Day of Caring. On a sunny weekend in September, our four-person team of David Ulliac, Cailee McOrmond, Kevin Carnagie, and Imad Bazzi joined a large group of 80 volunteers who worked on two construction projects benefitting the Operation Friendship Seniors Society and e4c in Edmonton.

a man cutting a piece of lumber with an electric saw

Following opening remarks by the United Way and both agencies, an Indigenous smudging ceremony performed by a local Elder, the volunteers followed strict safety precautions and respected the safe working site policies in place at both project locations in the community of Boyle/McCauley. The work our team contributed to on both sites included building new planters, a trellis, two gazebos, as well as some edging, artwork, and a new paving stone sidewalk.

two men having a discussion on a construction site

Our volunteers shared their thoughts about their participation.

“This year’s Engineering Day of Caring was an amazing experience. The amount of planning and effort from the volunteers and organizing committee that goes into a project like this is truly remarkable. Seeing how invested and determined everyone became as the day progressed was inspiring and it was awesome to be able to represent Associated Engineering. We look forward to next year’s Engineering Day of Caring!” 

a volunteer shovels rocks on some landscaped ground

Thank you to our hard working volunteers for representing Associated Engineering at the 15th edition of the United Way’s Engineering Day of Caring and helping to build better communities, bringing joy to local residents, and contributing to make a lasting impact in Edmonton!

Photo credit: United Way of the Alberta Capital Region