Taking stairs instead of elevators to support children in need
May 1, 2015, Winnipeg, MB – Over 130 Investors Group employees are partaking in Marymound’s Corporate Climb for Kids initiative starting Monday, May 4th at 447 Portage Avenue in the One Canada Centre Building. The Monday to Friday event will see Investors Group staff teams climbing stairs rather than taking the elevator to their offices throughout the course of their workday.
The initiative is a great team-building activity and provides a healthy way for competitive staffers to help raise awareness and funds for the children in care at Marymound. “Investors Group is very excited about this new challenge that supports the children Marymound serves,” says Michele Bouchard, member of Investors Group Committee Outreach Committee. “Our staff is rarin’ to go as they always enjoy friendly rivalries when competing in any community events. This unique initiative is also a great fit for our Wellness Plan and green initiatives.”
“Partnering with Investors Group creates more awareness of all the good that Marymound does for youth in the community,” adds Mardy Yager, Manager of Fund Development for Marymound. “Next year we expect this event to expand through more corporate interest from other Winnipeg companies.” Tim Hortons, Wow Hospitality and Canadian Footwear have also stepped up as sponsors for the event.
Every step climbed will be recorded each day with participants able to track their corporate climb progress on a large display stand located in the main lobby. The total amount of steps climbed by employee teams will determine the amount Investors Group donates to Marymound. The highest Corporate Climbers will win prizes along with bragging rights.
Marymound is a youth-serving agency that has cared for over 75,000 Manitoba youth and families since 1911. It is a leader in providing a continuum of care, from early intervention to support for independence as its clients transition to adulthood and successfully integrate back into the community.
See official event poster here.