Ride to Conquer Cancer

 

The 2013 edition of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer drew over 1600 riders for the two-day, 200 km cycling adventure, including ten riders representing Arcis.  Kudos to the riders for finishing the demanding ride and for raising over $20,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. 

 

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Easter Seals Camp Horizon - Banded Peak Challenge

 

The Banded Peak Challenge is a unique outdoor adventure fundraiser in support of Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a one-of-a-kind camp for kids with special needs.

 

On July 20, 2013, the six-member Arcis team completed a demanding bike and hike to the 7,995 ft summit of Moose Mountain and back in Kananaskis Country. They raised over $1,447 for this worthy cause.

 

  

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11th Annual Providence Dine and Deals Fundraiser

 

The annual Dine & Deals Gala was held in March 2013, and raised over $250,000 for Providence’s capital campaign and programming.  As in past years, Arcis had a strong contingent of volunteers and attendees. 
Providence is Calgary’s premiere educational and therapeutic preschool for children with disabilities, serving over 900 children in the Calgary area with an array of innovative classroom and outreach programs.

 

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Pedaling for Shelters

 

Arcis was one of the many sponsors in a cycling event which took place in the vicinity of Bogotá on June 3, 2012. Our contribution of CSD $3,000 was enough to cover the cost of a house of one family.  We are proud to announce that this family will move into their new home in June 2013.  Un Techo para Colombia (UTPCO), is a well established Foundation with years of social work in areas of Bogotá where thousands of families struggle to fight poverty and need.

 

Click here for a report from Pedaling for Shelters

 

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YWCA - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

On September 20, 2012, Arcis' "Senoritas" captured the best dressed team award in support of this annual fundraiser. Proceeds support the YWCA as they help women and children walk away from domestic violence. Together they raised $14,790! Thanks to everyone who donated generously.

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Easter Seals Camp Horizon - Banded Peak Challenge

The Banded Peak Challenge is a unique outdoor adventure fundraiser in support of Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a one-of-a-kind camp for kids with special needs.

On July 21, 2012, nine Arcis participants almost completed a return 27 km bike and a 10 km hike to the 9,626 ft summit of Banded Peak Mountain in Kananaskis Country. Only one of the nine made it to the peak this year as the rest of the team was unprepared for the winter-like conditions at the top. Never-the-less, the team raised over $5,000 for this worthy cause!

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Radisson Park School - Student Activity Day

On June 26, 2012, a group of Arcis employees had the privilege of helping out at Activity Day at Radisson Park School. We assisted staff at a variety of activity stations, including a Reading Tent, Fruit, Facepainting and Tatoo stations.

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Pedaling for Shelters

Arcis was one of the many sponsors in a cycling event which took place in the vicinity of Bogotá on June 3, 2012. Unfortunately, no Arcis representative was able to participate in the event, but Arcis contributed CSD $3,000 which is the amount associated to "A House". Un Techo para Colombia (UTPCO), is a well established Foundation with years of social work in areas of Bogotá where thousands of families struggle to fight poverty and need.

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10th Annual Providence Dine and Deals Fundraiser

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Arcis was there again to support this year’s event, SHAMROCKIN’ supporting Calgary’s premiere educational and therapeutic preschool for children with disabilities. Friends and guests turned out in record numbers at the Westin Hotel to share a little green champagne and create our own ’Pot of Gold’ for the kids of Providence. Our record crowd participated in the events of the evening, highlighted by the ’Fatherly Celtic Jig’, raising a record $204,000 dollars for classroom and outreach programs throughout Calgary and surrounding areas.

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click here to read thank you letter from Providence

45th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree

On the weekend of February 24, 2012 Arcis was there to serve up cocoa at the 45th Annual CSEG Family Ski Spree. Fun was had by all as they took in the ski and snowboard races, obstacle course, crafts, games, scavenger hunt and other activities.

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Providence Cheque Presentation

On December 16, 2011, a group of Arcis employees joined the children and staff at McKenzie Towne School to present a cheque for $20,000. Brad Torry, President and CEO believes that every child deserves the best opportunity to succeed in life, and the efforts of Providence’s Early Intervention programs are paramount to providing this to the children. Arcis has been supporting Providence for many years through donations, special events, and volunteering. Click here to learn more about Providence.

Click here for Grand Opening of Providence School in Calgary Herald

Providence cheque presentation 

YWCA - Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

On September 19, 2011, Arcis' "High Heels & Attitudes" team dressed to the nines and braved the cool weather to walk in support of this annual fundraiser. Proceeds support the YWCA as they help women and children walk away from domestic violence. Together they raised $15,335! Thanks to everyone who donated generously.

Easter Seals Camp Horizon - Banded Peak Challenge

The Banded Peak Challenge is a unique outdoor adventure fundraiser in support of Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a one-of-a-kind camp for kids with special needs.

On July 23, 2011, six Arcis participants completed a return 27 km bike and a 10 km hike to the 9,626 ft summit of Banded Peak Mountain in Kananaskis Country. They raised $6,135, almost 10% of the event total for this worthy cause.

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Radisson Park School - Student Activity Day

On June 22, 2011, a group of Arcis employees had the privilege of helping out at Activity Day at Radisson Park School. We assisted staff at a variety of activity stations, including a Reading Tent and a Fruit Station.

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Radisson Park School - Djembe Drumming Club

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 11 - February 10, 2011, a group of volunteers from Arcis assist and participate in Djembe Drumming at Radisson Park School. The kids have a great time as do the volunteers!

Recently Petroleum Services News contacted us on our volunteer efforts and wrote an article in their spring issue. Click here to read the article.

Radisson Park School - Djembe Drumming

YWCA - Sheriff King Home

On October 14, 2010, a group of Arcis employees volunteered their time to clean and organize the client clothing room and the play therapy room at the Sheriff King Home. The Sheriff King Home promotes health and empowerment for women and their families who have experienced domestic abuse.

 

Providence breaks ground on new school for preschoolers with disabilities

On September 16, 2010, a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities broke ground for its new southeast school in McKenzie Towne. Brad Torry, Arcis President and CEO was there.

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Providence Schools - Windsor Park School Painting

As part of Arcis' ongoing relationship with Providence Schools, a group of employees donated time and energy from July 6 - 8, 2010 to help paint classrooms.

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