We work hard, but we also want to have fun together at work as well as enjoy and participate in our
Some of the community activities of which we are happy to have been a part:
It was a wonderful day for tree planting in August 2019. Edmonton staff came out to participated in Root for Trees and planted 190 trees within the naturalized Oxford Stormwater Management Facility that will one day be a beautiful forest for that community. This is the second planting in which the Edmonton office took part, with the first being in Government Hill Park in 2015.
Ride for Dad
On June 9, 2018, two staff members of the Edmonton office participated in Edmonton's Ride for Dad 2018 event. Ride for Dad supports prostate cancer research and raising public awareness.
Food Bank Drive
Once again our Calgary office has supported the Let’s Eat! campaign. The campaign against hunger is sponsored by Strategic Group, which manages the building in which the Calgary office is located.
Scheffer Andrew staff assists with playground project
Great projects can only be done with those who have open hearts and generous hands. These are words from the owner of the Sisem Daycare Society Centre, who decided in 2017 to build a new interactive playground for their kids for their 40th anniversary of operation and Canada's 150th birthday.
When Sisem started preparation for the project, they realized that without engineers the whole project may not be delivered. They decided to contact the Association of Polish Engineers in Canada (Edmonton Branch), of which
Jolanta Wandzel-Mrugala, a senior engineer with Scheffer Andrew Ltd. is president, and asked for help.
After she joined the project group, it became obvious that without a proper grading plan and surveying, there was no chance for this project to be successful. Scheffer Andrew Ltd. helped in providing the necessary design and survey services and also donated to the project.
There was a deadline to finish the construction to have an official grand opening on September 10, 2017. Blessings were given by Most Reverend Gregory Bittman, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Edmonton; Father Adam Lech, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Edmonton; and Father Mitch Burdzy OMI, Pastor of Holy Rosary. Many other well-known guests also attended, including David Eggen, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Edmonton Calder and Minister of Education; Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament, Edmonton Centre; Tony Caterina, Councillor, City of Edmonto), and presidents of many Polish organizations.
Despite some challenges, budget restraints and a tight schedule, the project was successfully finished
on time, giving children new opportunities and a beautiful new place to play. Scheffer Andrew Ltd. was pleased to be part of the team to help make it possible.
Helping our communities at Christmas time
The Calgary office created a new gingerbread house for The Gingercane Contest (photo at right). The contest supports Children’s Hospital Charities in Alberta, with proceeds going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. We were second place with $3,785 raised. The total funds raised was $20,011.
The Calgary office also donated toys to the Calgary Firefighters for their huge party. Every year the Calgary Firefighters have a party for children that might not have a Christmas present. And it supported Strategic Management’s Project Warmth. Project Warmth is a registered charitable association that supplies warm clothing, outerwear and blankets to a number of shelters, individuals or families in need throughout the city of Calgary.
Giving to WINhouse Edmonton
Scheffer Andrew Ltd. has made a donation to WINhouse (Edmonton Women’s Shelter) at the inaugural Under the Umbrella gala. This was held in memory of Misty Franklin, a mother of two young girls, who was the victim of a brutal attack that left Misty a quadriplegic on life support, eventually leading her to choose to leave the pain behind.
WINhouse provides a safe place and emergency services for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Through comprehensive programs, support and advocacy, WINhouse is shifting the scales. As a safe haven for victims, the caring staff of WINhouse connects with and equips individuals with the support and hope they need to overcome an abusive situation.
WINhouse is focused on what we can do to support Edmonton’s domestic abuse victims and their families. Together, we will make victims victorious. For more information or to make donations go to winhouse.org.
Roots for Trees
Scheffer Andrew's Edmonton tree planting team participated in the city of Edmonton's Root for Trees program in
August of 2015 by planting trees in the city's river valley. They planted 260 trees in about three hours, and received the following from the city:
We would like to send out a very special thank you for participating in the Root for Trees program this year!
Through your hard work and enthusiasm, Edmonton now has 260 new trees and shrubs. You have helped to make our city a more beautiful and green place to live and play! We hope that you will continue to enjoy the many benefits of Edmonton's urban forest!
Katelynne Webb, Greening Program Supervisor
Beautification & Greening Initiatives, Neighbourhoods Strategy and Supports
City of Edmonton
The Richard Latte Educational Fund
Scheffer Andrew Ltd. supports the Richard Latte Educational Fund.The purpose of the Richard Latte Educational
Fund is to provide educational awards to Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) clients facing barriers and to assist them with beginning or continuing their post-secondary studies. The Edmonton Community Foundation serves as a steward of gifts made to better the Edmonton community and it has a responsibility to see those gifts grow through wise investment. The Foundation is funded by Edmontonians for Edmontonians.
Go to the Education Fund donation page through the Canada Helps charitable organization web site.
Prairie Girls Racing
Scheffer Andrew Ltd. has contributed to the sponsorship of Prairie Girls Racing (PGR). PGR is Alberta's first
women's cross country and downhill race team aimed at encouraging and promoting women in competitive
mountain sport. Ultimately PGR aims to empower women and create an unintimidating environment to inspire
each other to advance their biking skills while encouraging more women to do the same.
Saddle Lake Minor Hockey
SAL provided financial support to assist with allowing 90 First Nation youth from Saddle Lake Minor Hockey to
participate in the 12th Annual Alberta Treaty Hockey Championship. The tournament is an opportunity to
establish community pride and citizenship that creates a brighter future for the children of Saddle Lake who
were able to participate.
Southern Alberta flood relief
APEGA magazine features the Scheffer Andrew flood volunteering efforts on page 60 (full page photo) and page 64 (article entitled Songs of Support). Read the magazine.
Community Food Banks
Typically, food banks are much in need of contributions as the temperatures in Alberta drop down. Scheffer
Andrew Ltd. gladly gives funds to the food banks of Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Cold Lake in December to help provide relief to families in need.
Alzheimer Society Fundraiser
We participate in raising money for this worthy cause every year. In 2007, we contributed $1350 for research
towards ending Alzheimer’s disease.
Champions for Children
This is an event of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast which supports programs and projects which make a
difference in the lives of children, youth and families. We contribute to their worthy fundraising efforts
Medicine Hat Catholic School Board
Scheffer Andrew Ltd. has contributed to the sponsorship of several musical stage productions presented by the
Medicine Hat Catholic School Board, to help encourage the talent of young performers.
Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association
Since 1979 (when the company was still called Scheffer Consultants) we have been regular sponsors of Minor
Hockey teams in Medicine Hat. Minor hockey encourages activity, sportsmanship and teamwork in young people
and we are proud to have our name on their jerseys year after year. Go, team!
University of Alberta FSAE Club
Scheffer Andrew Ltd. contributed to the U of A in their entry to the student-designed race car competition,
which took place in Fontana, California in 2010. The engineering students worked as a team and gained valuable experience in many areas.