Since 2004, Wolseley Canada Inc. has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Canada. A National Sponsor, Wolseley has donated more than $2.5 million through employee fundraising and corporate sponsorship.
A sponsor for the previous two years, Wolseley and its associates has dedicated volunteer hours to the convoy. In 2013 and 2014, Wolseley volunteers greeted and directed all drivers and athletes, helping the convoy run smoothly and efficiently.
On the morning of the convoy, truck drivers, volunteers, and athletes alike meet up to get ready for the celebration of the day. With over a hundred trucks, it can sometimes seem hectic, but it’s with the help of the volunteers that the convoy starts on time.
“The best thing about being involved in the convoy is the athletes,” says David Hill, Atlantic Regional Operations Manager at Wolseley. “Being involved with Special Olympics for all these years, you get to see the growth in the individuals every time you seem them at events like the convoy and summer games.”
Wolseley has been a sponsor for the previous two convoys and last year hosted the first Public Convoy BBQ as well as attended as a Silver Sponsor.
With sponsors such as Wolseley Canada Inc. and its volunteers, #convoyns2015 has a little helping hand in ensuring that the event goes well. In 2014, Wolseley set up a cheer station. Will that happen again this year? Come on September 19th and find out!
Trucker registration is currently at 88 – hurry now and reserve your spot. Signup forms are available on our website or by contacting Anne Marie Shannon by email or phone at (902) 429 – 2266 ext. 2.