A few of our annual events include Canstruction® and Adopt-A-Family in support of Feed Nova Scotia, Exile Island for The Children’s Wish Foundation and our own golf tournament which raises money for the IWK.
rcs is always keen to support charitable causes and campaigns that are important to our clients and employees. We are very proud to give back to the communities that support us.
As a member of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS), we invest in the development of our future construction industry graduates by supporting the Building Futures For Youth Program, a program that is designed to attract students to construction-related programs by providing training and paid work placements within the industry.
CANstruction – Feed Nova Scotia
We put our engineering, autoCAD and teamwork skills to work in this event in support of Feed Nova Scotia. In this unique competition, participants build amazingly intricate sculptures that are judged by a team of community leaders and industry professionals for structural ingenuity, best meal, best use of labels, juror’s favorite and most cans. In past years we have built a sand castle, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the Chevron Cyclone, twisted ribbon, people holding hearts and a fall harvest pumpkin patch.
Children’s Wish Foundation
Each year, a team of rcs employees come together to raise money for Wish Children in our area.Through this program we get the opportunity to make dreams come true and are provided the chance to compete against local businesses in the Exile Island event for the Immunity Idol and, of course, bragging rights. In 2014 rcs committed to donating a whopping $20,000, sending Ryan and his family to Disney.
This year we were also able to grant Brayden’s wish of having a play structure that would make your inner child jealous! Check out the time-lapse video below to see it all happen.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Video’s of The Ice Bucket Challenge overwhelmed Social Media sites everywhere the summer of 2014! This challenge was performed in support of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This disease is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. the Ice bucket Challenge raised $16.2 Million for ALS research. Check out our video below!
The National Inside Ride
20 cities, 9,000 kilometers, $585,000 raised and 10,000 participants all in support of children and families with cancer. The funds raised provide financial support, camp and fellowship, research and clinical trials, scholarships and academic support for families across Canada.