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Community Involvement

Breaking Down Barriers – Rockin’ the House Curling Bonspiel

As in previous years, CCTA was a title sponsor at the 12th Annual Rockin' the House Curling Bonspiel in support of Breaking Down Barriers. The event, which was held on Saturday, February 24th in Collingwood, is a major fundraiser for the organization and this year the total amount raised was almost $19,000. CCTA also entered two teams ‘The Olympic Athletes from Tatham’ and ‘The Curl Is Right.’

Salvation Army Christmas Drive

CCTA presented a cheque for $3,000 to the Salvation Army Collingwood’s Christmas fundraising drive on Monday December 18, 2017. CCTA’s other offices in Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia and Ottawa also donated to their local Salvation Army organizations, for a grand total of $8,250 this Christmas.

Collingwood photo: from left, CCTA President Rex Meadley, Salvation Army Corps Officer/Pastor Major Neil Evenden, and CCTA Vice President Dan Hurley.

Barrie photo: from left, CCTA Barrie Office Manager Bryan Stanton and Salvation Army Major Doug Lewis.

Orillia photo: from left, Orillia Office Manager Tim Collingwood and Salvation Army Captain Kathleen Ingram.

Bracebridge Photo: from left, CCTA Vice President and Bracebridge Office Manager Bill Van Ryn and The Salvation Army's Ltd. Ian Robinson..

United Way Simcoe Muskoka

On December 13, 2017, CCTA proudly presented a cheque for $25,884 to United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM). Employees from offices in Collingwood, Bracebridge, Orillia, Barrie, Ottawa and Tiny gave a total of $12,942 and the company generously matched their donations. Participating in the cheque presentation: from left, CCTA Senior Engineer, Jeff Akitt, CCTA President Rex Meadley, UWSM CEO Dale Biddell and CCTA Administrative Assistant Deb Fitzsimmons.

Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) was extremely pleased to receive a donation from CCTA in the amount of $2,550. This cheque represented CCTA’s return of fees for engineering services on Nottawasaga Island. In the summer of 2017, engineers made a site visit and produced detailed drawings for a future dock on the island. The NLPS was formed in 2013 to ensure that the heritage resources of the Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse are protected through restoration and preservation. CCTA was happy to contribute their ongoing conservation efforts. Participating in the cheque presentation: from left, NLPS Vice Chair, Stephen Emo, CCTA Senior Engineer Amanda Kellett, CCTA Vice President Dan Hurley, NLPS Treasurer Nancy Leno and NLPS Government Relations Liaison Robert Square.

My Friend’s House – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Donning the signature red heels, Tatham Strut showed their community spirit at the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and took home the prize for Top Fundraising Team. The event, which was held on October 14, is a playful way for men to raise awareness that domestic violence isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a community issue. All money raised from this event goes directly to My Friend's House, a women's shelter in Collingwood, to ensure no woman or their child(ren) fleeing from domestic violence is ever alone. To boost the team’s fundraising efforts, Michael Cullip raised the stakes, offering to wear a dress and wig if the team reached $400. His efforts were a success, and Tatham Strut raised $750 for the cause, and the entire event raised over $10,000 for My Friend’s House.

TD Tree Days

On September 30th a group of CCTA staff with green thumbs participated in TD Tree Days, an annual initiative that brings communities together while enhancing local parks and green spaces. Together with other members from the community, the “Tatham Treehuggers” planted 100 trees and shrubs at the Wasaga Sports Park. Since the program begin in 2010, over 300,000 trees and shrubs have been planted by volunteers across Canada.

My Friend's House - 6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay Race

On Saturday July 15, seven "Tatham Trailhogs" took part in the 6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay Race. In it's fifth year, this mountain biking competition raises proceeds to support My Friend's House, a safe haven for women and children that cares for over 200 residents annually. After a rainy week, the skies finally cleared for a fantastic race day. Overall the team put up a good effort in a race that included riders of all abilities. Despite a devastating flat, the Trailhogs managed 10 laps on the slick single track course. More importantly, the team raised over $1,800 and the event exceeded its fundraising goal of $100,000.

City of Barrie Air Show

On June 28th, the City of Barrie kicked off it's Canada 150 celebrations with a magnificent performance by the Canadian Forces Snowbird team over Kempenfelt Bay. The clear skies were the perfect backdrop to witness the acrobatic artistry of the 2017 squadron. CCTA was delighted to sponsor such an exciting event for the residents of Barrie and the surrounding area.

Adopt-a-Road Program

On Saturday June 17th a group of seven CCTA Collingwood staff participated in the Simcoe County Adopt-a-Road Program along Poplar Side Road between Raglan Street and Hurontario Street. The program involves local businesses or community groups volunteering to adopt a section of road and complete bi-annual clean ups in the Spring and Fall. The group was fortunate that the weather cooperated, which made the clean up all the better. About seven bags of garbage were collected. Thanks to those who participated!

Along the Healing Path Mural

On Saturday June 17th the Township of Tay, in conjunction with representatives from the Beausoleil First Nations and Simcoe County District School Board unveiled the “Along the Healing Path” mural. The mural was installed on a side wall of the Waubaushene Booster Pump Station facing the adjacent multiuse trail at the end of Pine Street. CCTA donated our services to review the structural capacity of the exterior wall and detail the attachment of the mural panels to the exterior cladding. The project team members included Tim Collingwood as the principal liaison with the Township, and John Johnston and Nick Smith as the structural engineers. The unveiling was well attended by approximately 60 to 70 people from the community, including John Johnston representing CCTA. Speeches were made by many, including the Mayor of Tay Township (Scott Warnock), Chief of Beausoleil First Nations (Mary McCue-King), Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs (The Honourable Carolyn Bennett), Bruce Stanton MP, Cate Root (Councillor for Tay Township) and the teacher and students from the Georgian Bay District Secondary School who created the mural. The student representatives described the theme of the mural as "Truth and Reconciliation". There is an interpretive sign between the mural and the adjacent multiuse trail. A great deal of thought and time by the students of GBDSS went into the creation of the mural. The support of CCTA was acknowledged at the presentation, along with the other companies that donated their time and/or products.

Georgian Bay Land Trust

The second year in a row, CCTA has sponsored the Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT). GBLT’s mission is to preserve the unique archipelago and adjacent water bodies which lie along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and North Channel that are of ecological, geological and historical importance, and to promote the appreciation of this special area. Since its inception in 1991, GBLT has grown to steward 44 properties along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay and the North Channel of Lake Huron. They protect more than 1,576 acres of land through ownership or easement, and the incredible range of biodiversity and wildlife habitat that this area supports. CCTA is excited to be partnered again with GBLT for a great cause! Participating in the cheque presentation were: from left, GBLT Executive Director Bill Lougheed, GBLT Board Chair Janny Vincent, CCTA President Rex Meadley, and GBLT Senior Development Officer Janet Tinsley.

Alzheimer Society - Walk for Alzheimer's

CCTA was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Walk for Alzheimer's, held on May 28, 2017 at Sunnidale Park in Barrie, ON. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the walk and as a team we raised $860 to help support the estimated 747,000 Canadians living with a dementia as well as their caregivers and families. This money will go directly to local programs and services that work to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Way to go CCTA!

Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life

CCI and Jean Vanier students came together on May 26, 2017 to participate in a 12-hour walking relay passing the baton around a track to support the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life. The event has always been successful at raising awareness and bringing the community together for the sole purpose of fighting cancer. CCTA was the Stage Sponsor this year so Jean Vanier School could rent a stage to host different bands and a number of other fundraising activities planned throughout the day. The event raised $41,323 for the Canadian Cancer Society!

CURE Foundation - National Denim Day

For the seventh year in a row, CCTA participated in the CURE Foundation’s National Denim Day on May 16, 2017. Employees made a donation to wear denim for the day, and with the company matching staff donations, we were able to donate $768 to breast cancer research.

MS Society - MS Walk

CCTA staff were out in full force on May 7, 2017 to walk for Multiple Sclerosis in their respective city/town, with CCTA being a start and finish line sponsor in Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia, and Collingwood. Through fundraising events and donations by friends, family, and fellow co-workers, the teams was able to raise $4,275! Congratulations are in order to the Collingwood, Bracebridge, and Orillia teams who also walked away with "Best Dressed Team"!

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bowl for Kids Sakee

CCTA offices in Collingwood, Barrie and Orillia entered teams into the 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake events in their respective areas. The teams collectively raised $1,755 and were proud to participate in an event where CCTA maintained its annual tradition of lane sponsorship.