By Shantel Lipp, SHCA President
Giving back to our communities has always been an important and worthy cause to the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association and its members.
In late February, SHCA donated $17,693 to Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina to help fund an impactful program for less privileged children in grades 6-8, children who live in inner-city neighbourhoods and whose families are faced with financial and social challenges.
Board chairman Allan Barilla and I were fortunate to visit the students at the school and learn more about their classroom environment and to tour the school to see how this program is changing lives.
Our donation will aid in the development of these young people and see that they have the opportunity to continue with their education and pursue their interests in an after school enrichment program and extra-curricular activities through high school.
In addition, SHCA is helping to sponsor the school’s Grade 8 celebration (graduation) ceremony and ensure the students’ families are able to attend.
It is no secret that our members believe strongly in giving back to their respective communities and that children always are a worthy investment. We have seen this time and again in various cities and towns across the province, and this donation to Mother Teresa Middle School is just another example.
It is our hope that these students will grow and mature and one day serve the communities they belong to, become leaders who are successful in whatever career path they choose.
Maybe even in the road building industry.