Windsor Plywood Kamloops is a platinum level sponsor for the Thompson River University School of Trade & Technology and Canadian Home Builders Association interior house project.
Gary is a committed staff member who always ensures we are successful sponsors in the making of the Y Dreamhome every year!
Thank you, Gary, for your dedication to our business and to helping us contribute to our community in a meaningful way!
Windsor Plywood Foundation donates $10,000 to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Bed Campaign
A frail elder in care at Langley Memorial Hospital’s long-term care facility is resting easier tonight on a state-of-the-art bed and mattress, thanks to a generous $10,000 donation from the Windsor Plywood Foundation.
“Beds play a critical role in medical care, especially in long-term care facilities. Yet most of the beds in our residential care facility are 25 years or older,” explains Gloria Iverson, clinical operations manager at Langley Memorial Hospital Residential Care Services.
“For residents who struggle with mobility these new beds can be lowered to help prevent falls and the mattresses provide maximum comfort, which is so important for the elderly whose skin is simply more fragile. These beds truly improve their quality of life.”
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation issued a call for support from local businesses and individuals to help replace 44 out-of-date beds with modern models offering “smart technology” that keep patients safe and with special mattresses that help relieve pressure and wear on the skin thereby reducing the risk of infections caused by bedsores; a call Windsor Plywood Foundation jumped to answer.
“When we learned Langley Memorial Hospital had such a need for new beds we knew it would be a great fit with our mission,” says Cathy Brown, director of Windsor Plywood Foundation.
“We understand beds don’t just arrive on their own and we feel honoured to help improve the comfort and health of those in need.
“We want to create positive impact for the communities Windsor Plywood serves through our stores, and to give back to the communities that have given so much to us. We’re so pleased that we were able to support this campaign.”
“The staff and the family members of our residents are grateful that businesses, like Windsor Plywood, are stepping in to help fill this urgent need,” said Iverson. “This gift means a resident will rest comfortably.”
Story credit by Langley Times
These chuck wagons were made for the Sam Steele Parade. The Windsor Plywood store in Cranbrook donated 6000 feet of veneer to make the wheels for the wagons. They were used for chuck wagon races.
The races were composed of 4 people pulling, one driver and 2 outriders on bikes. It was a blast to participate in and a real chuckle to watch.
In total, 10 of these small wagons were made for the community event.
All donations went go towards building houses for low-income families in the Kootenays area.
Windsor Plywood Cranbrook has claimed first prize in the Gingerbread House contest for the local Boys and Girls Club.
Owner Steve has donated the entire $500 prize back to the Boys and Girls Club charity.
An additional $140 was also raised at an auction for the actual gingerbread house. It measures 3 feet by 4 feet and is made from 3 gallons of icing, Baltic Birch plywood framing, gingerbread logs, real rocks, plenty of candy and required 10 hours of work.
It was a great chance to give back to the community and put some smiles on kids’ faces.
Windsor Plywood plans on being a sponsor at next year’s event and will also provide small gingerbread houses for children to assemble.
The contest garnered 30 entries, 40 gift baskets and 12 decorated trees which were sold at auction and silent bids. Over $7000 was raised and lots of fun was had!
Every year more than 60 students from the University of British Columbia come together to design and build a fully autonomous sailboat, a Sailbot.
This summer, a team of engineering students from the University of British Columbia is hoping its 5.5-metre-long boat will sail into the history books as the first seafaring vessel to successfully traverse the Atlantic entirely solo.
UBC’s sailbot plans to launch in August and sail 2,900 km, three-week journey across the Atlantic Ocean all on its own to Dingle, Ireland.
Windsor Plywood wanted to be part of this impressive achievement and donated materials to the project.
From the Team Captain, Serena “I have fond memories of working with the MDF, stringers and plywood you sent to us in 2014! I was on the Mechanical Team at the time and it was my first time ever using power tools in the early days when I drilled, sawed and shaped your wood under the guidance of Dave Tiessen, who was the Mechanical Team Lead at the time. I think many members go through tremendous growth in their time on the team, and thank you for giving us the resources to do this.”
If you would like to follow Ada’s progress as she goes across Canada and then across the Atlantic Ocean, you can do so at the blog: https://ubcsailbot.org/blog/
Windsor Plywood donated materials to the annual Small Talk Plywood Cup held on June 18th, 2016. Dozens of amateur boat builders gathered at Granville Island on Saturday afternoon to race in the fundraising event.
Seven teams of four had 90 minutes to build a single-person boat from plywood to travel across approximately 300 metres of False Creek as part of the fundraiser for Small Talk B.C., a language therapy centre for young children.
In addition to time constraints, the teams had limited tools to build their boats.
They were supplied with:
- two large sheets of plywood
- a rod of lumber
- one roll of duct tape
- one bag of nails
- a small handsaw
- a hammer
- a safety cutter
- one pencil
The next race takes place on June 17th, 2017
Here is a few shots of a slab the Windsor Plywood Lloyminster prepared for the Home & Garden show in Lloydminster, Alberta.. It’s Austrian Mappa Burl and it looks like golden silk. Finished with a Livos Oil.