Concert Raises $300,000 for Trades Training

On Sep 23, 2014 under Corporate Announcements

Concert is proud to announce having raised a record-breaking $300,000 for trades training across Canada in two days of golf through tournaments recently held in Vancouver and Toronto.

Given that 2014 marks the company’s 25th anniversary, both golf tournaments featured a “Back to the 80s” theme which commemorated the fact that Concert was founded in the 1989. While the company has hosted fundraising golf tournaments in support of trades training in Vancouver for a number of years now, it was the first time a tournament has also been held in Toronto. Given the scale of Concert’s operations in Toronto, it was fitting to initiate an annual tournament in order to share a memorable day on the course with the company’s trades, consultants and suppliers, while at the same time enabling Concert to turbocharge its fundraising efforts.

Greeted by a DeLorean with its gullwings raised, golfers quickly realized they were in for a drive down memory lane. Further adding to the ambiance were Concert volunteers decked out in their finest 80s attire – think neon, aerobics wear, pastel sport jackets, teased up hair and iconic 80s film characters. In addition to colourful hosts, golfers experienced a variety of themed holes that were staffed by Concert staff such as a Polaroid photo booth, a heavy metal bar, a Nintendo Duck Hunt challenge, 80s music trivia, a Star Wars bar and an aerobics class.

“We are extremely proud to have officially exceeded the $2 million mark for money raised in support of trades training programs in British Columbia and Ontario" said Brian McCauley, Concert’s President & Chief Operating Officer. “We could not have reached this milestone without the generous support of our trades, consultants and suppliers, as well as the enthusiastic participation of our staff who go out of their way to ensure that our golfers have a memorable day on the course."

With the support of the golfers who played at Kings Riding Golf Club in Aurora on Thursday, September 11 and the Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond on Thursday, September 18, Concert was able to raise another $300,000 towards a worthy cause. These funds will go directly to programs in British Columbia and Ontario whose mission it is to increase the supply of skilled trades to the construction industry.

Click here to watch a brief video describing Concert’s support of trades training programs.

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