Thank you to Crescent Point for your years of sponsorship, as Presenting Sponsor of our DreamINN Big! Gala and of our Kidz Zone. Our work would not be possible without the help of community partners like Crescent Point! #yyc
Our friends at Crescent Point Energy have been involved with Inn from the Cold for 11 years. They have been the presenting sponsor for our DreamINN Big! Gala for the last 4 years, their staff has given countless volunteer hours, and donated many items and gifts-in-kind. Today we celebrated their long-term sponsorship of our 'Crescent Point Kidz Zone', which is one of the most important and utilized areas in shelter. Thank you for your years of support and partnership Crescent Point, you have truly impacted the lives of many children and families experiencing homelessness.
Pictured (left to right): Candice Moch (IFTC, Early Childhood Development), Neil Smith (CP, Chief Operations Officer), Anna Palmiere (CP, Community Relations), and Abe Brown (IFTC, Executive Director).
Mt Bierstadt trail with my coworkers today was awesome! I didn't quite make it to the summit, but further than I expected. Beautiful day, amazing views and great company, followed by some of the best BBQ (could have just been because I was so hungry after that hike, but damn good)! #mtbierstadt#14er#crescentpoint
Proud to say 452 Fitness has a new AED in its facility!! Thank you so much to Crescent Point for their generous donation! It says a lot about a company when they support the Heath and well being in the facilities within their communities! #crescentpoint#452fit#hearthealth#grateful
Each Thursday morning a different group of Crescent Point Energy employees meet in the office kitchen to make lunches for youth at three #Calgary schools.
Darryl and Morgan manage the volunteer lunch program at Crescent Point. Darryl shares that the program is a really good fit for their team, “this resonates with a lot of people, it’s a really good cause. It supports kids, education, and a general necessity of life.” The program is fully funded by Crescent Point and fresh ingredients like meats, cheeses, fruits and snacks are provided by the company. The employees enjoy their role in both prepping and making lunches to help feed the kids #CrescentPoint cares for. “The volunteers really like being able to volunteer at work and they get to see just how many lunches they’re making and how many kids they’re helping” says Morgan. “It’s a great team building opportunity” adds Darryl. The #volunteer dates book up quickly by different departments and teams and the volunteers appreciate the ease of #volunteering for a couple hours in the morning in their own office building. “You get ten team members together in a room making lunches, chatting and having fun. There is an aspect of togetherness and team building that is so valuable,” explains Darryl. “I don’t think everyone realizes the need, because they might not be around it,” says Darryl, “lots of people assume we are helping elementary kids and are surprised when they learn it is high school students we provide lunches for. There has been a lot of learning and increased awareness.” #YYCActions#NoHungryKids#HeadHeartHands
Monday night on my way to Carnduff something unthinkable happened to me. I had been excited all day to be heading to my home town with Mr. Shagz (my dog) to visit Grandpa.. After consuming a Large Tim's Coffee on a 3hr drive... the inevitable happened and I decided to resort back to my small town country roots and stop on a dirt road.
I was only out of the car for <30 seconds and Shaggy accidentally locked me out of the car. I was 1 and 1/2 hrs from Carnduff it was -20°c without the windchill the sun was going down and my jacket, phone and keys were all safely locked in the nice warm car with shaggy.
Now for the reason I am sharing this photo and my story with you. After unsuccessfully trying to get shaggy to step on the unlock button Brody Swanson who is an engineer for Crescent Point pulled over and saved me! He let me warm up in his truck, he made phone calls and he got one of his coworkers to come help! Brody Swanson and John Goudy of Crescent Point along with Chris (I didn't get his lastname) of Compact worked for over an hour in the freezing cold to get the car unlocked. With out these men I don't know what would have come to me as Grandpa wouldn't have started looking for me for another 2+ hours and wouldn't have known where to begin looking.
I am filled with gratitude for these three men for stopping in the middle of nowhere in the freezing cold to help a stranger. These three men saved me. I am greatful they have allowed Shaggy and I to get home safe and tohave been cuddled up warm and cozy in bed Monday night as I wrote this. Without them I do not know what I would have done. I will forever be greatful and humbled by your actions and willingness to help a stranger. You are great kind men and assets to this world!
John was concerned about this small mark on my car but in truth it is a reminder to me of how truly fortunate I am and when I see it I feel thankful for Brody, John and Chris and the kindness they expressed to me!
Thank you more than I can put into words-Kristy Probyn
Oh Michaels, how I love thee coffee. Much needed brain break working in Carlyle today. I'll be at crescent point giving a presentation on energizing exercises for office workers. Book Encompass Fitness today to educate your staff on the dangers of sitting and how you can decrease your risk of disease. #happylife#joblove#coffee#crescentpoint#encompassfitness#communityoutreach