In the Community
Here at Aardvark Drilling, we are proud to be able to give back a little bit. On a regular basis, we sponsor, support and donate time to charities and organizations that we feel play a special role in helping others. Below are some examples of how we’ve given back…
Baden Minor Softball
Aardvark Drilling is a proud sponsor of Baden Minor Softball. It is the Association’s mission to engage the community’s youth to learn and play softball, regardless of ability, while focusing on sportsmanship, skills, and teamwork, always encouraging fun and fair play for the growth and development of their physical, mental and social well-being.
22q11.2 Family Conference
In 2016, Aardvark Drilling provided support to the Annual 22q11.2 Family Conference, held at SickKids in Toronto. This parent-organized conference is designed to connect families whose lives have been touched by 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS).
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The mission of the MS Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Aardvark Drilling has participated in the MS Golf for a Cure, and has sponsored riders in the MS Bike Tour, a pledge-based fundraising event that provides the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country.
I just wanted to send a quick thanks to your organization for donating to our trail race. We had a super race day on the 14th. We did sell the race out, and with some race day registrations we had 410 participants registered. The weather was ideal, the runners had a great time, our parking, food and logistics really worked well. This race exceeded $25,000 net in terms of money raised that will be distributed to charities. Thank you for your donation!
– Justin Nesbitt, Race Director
Matching the kids!
From time to time we get great letters from kids in the community asking us to match their donations to charities that they’ve raised money for. Here are a couple great examples!
Breast Cancer Research
From June 1st-October 31st, 2012 Aardvark Drilling donated $1 for every foot we drilled with our PINK CME 45 rig to Breast Cancer Research.
We challenged you to match us!
National We Day
At We Day, youth from across North America join together to celebrate the positive actions they are taking and to build the momentum of the movement of young people making a difference in their communities and around the world. Through We Day, youth learn that it is cool to care. In February, 2012 Aadvark Drilling sponsored Rickson Ridge Public School’s trip to National WE Day in Montreal.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
Western Region Ringette
Aardvark Drilling sponsors the Western Region 2011-2012 “AAA” Ringette All Star Team. The team plays at the highest level of ringette in Ontario and Aardvark Drilling’s support will help the team with the cost of attending Challenge Cups and the the 2012 Ontario Winter Games. The 2012 Ontario Winter Games take place in Collingwood in March, 2012.
Canadian SADS Foundation
The Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation is a registered Canadian charity committed to saving the lives and supporting the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.
Because I am a Girl
Plan International’s Because I am a Girl initiative is a social movement to unleash the power of girls and women to claim a brighter future for girls in the developing world. When some local kids asked us to match their earnings from a garage / bake / lemonade sale we just couldn’t say no.
GoodLife Kids Foundation
GoodLife Kids Foundation is a Canadian private foundation that envisions a Canada where all kids have the opportunity to benefit from an active life. We are inspiring parents, role models, mentors, leaders and individuals like you, to deliver the message to kids, that being active is not only good for their body and mind but also a lot of fun.
The purpose of the K-W Women’s Recreational Hockey League (KWWRHL) is the development of women’s ice hockey as a recreational sport, in the spirit of fellowship and fair play. Recognizing the demand for a women’s recreational hockey league in the Waterloo area, and a need to provide a welcoming environment for women trying hockey for the first time, the league was created in 1997.
Drugs & Addiction Magazine
Helping kids grow up healthy and drug free. In this cutting edge publication, a professional substance abuse therapist talks directly to young people about the perils of drug use and abuse. This outstanding resource material is acclaimed by teachers, police services and drug abuse counselors as a serious tool in the war on drugs that is going on in our schools and on our neighborhood streets.
Lifewater.ca is a group of volunteers that trains, equips & supports the rural poor in Haiti & Africa to drill wells and build washrooms. You are connected with overseas villages that can’t afford the full cost of critically needed water & sanitation facilities. Your sponsorship saves the lives of children and dramatically improves educational opportunities for young girls.
Around the world, World Vision partners with communities, local governments, and churches to overcome challenges and to improve the well-being of children. World Vision’s Canadian Programs seeks to partner with community-based organizations and churches for the peace and well-being of children, families, and communities affected by poverty here at home.
Children’s Groundwater Festival
The Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival offers hands-on activities, discussions, demonstrations, displays and exhibits that will challenge students to consider the importance of groundwater to them as individuals and to society at large.
Mighty Machines Showcase
The Mighty Machines Showcase is a family oriented community event that brings Mighty Machines to life, providing adults and kids a chance to see construction and other service vehicles up close. Touch them! Investigate them! Talk to the people that operate them!