Stantec is ready for year 2! 

Happy Monday! 8 days until Build Day! We are so pleased that one of last year’s new teams, Stantec, is back for a second year.

Their team captain has shared the following guest blog post with us:

Stantec’s Albany team is so excited to kick off Canstruction for the second year in a row! Despite being a relatively small office (93 people) with tight work schedules and deadlines, we received a wonderful response this year when it came to participating in Canstruction as well as the fundraising efforts that come with it. So far, we’ve raised over $1,500 in just a few short months with the help of our staff, raffles facilitated by our office, and our Stantec corporate team.

Our team likes to kick off Canstruction with a brainstorming session—this is where we get the ideas flowing and collectively decide on a theme that will serve as a catalyst for an eye-popping structure! This year, with the help from leadership in our office, we chose a Soccer theme. To help us build, we were fortunate to receive boards to support the structure from MMC Millwork, a division of Greco Construction.

Final Rendering cropped

There are many reasons we participate in Canstruction, but our top five are:

  1. In Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties approximately 67,000 people are food insecure. 23,000 are babies and children.
  2. The Food Pantries for the Capital District helps food pantries provide groceries for 2.5 million meals annually.
  3. This project has brought together multiple different departments within the Stantec Albany office and has created a sense of unity within the team, which is comprised of individuals who are typically not able to work together on the same project, given their dissimilar specialties.
  4. Our participation is bringing a greater awareness of hunger in community and helping numerous individuals in need… that in and of itself is the most rewarding element of this event.
  5. At Stantec, we’ve got community on the mind because we’re part of it. We aim to make a difference in the places where we live and work.

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