TELUS has been a long-time supporter of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, so when we needed a space to build our Best Day Ever Blanket Fort, TELUS Garden was our first choice.
In addition to jumping on as our Fort Builder sponsor, TELUS also included Canuck Place in their annual Days of Giving. Each year, TELUS team members across the world volunteer on community projects together. In 2017, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, they’re aiming to give one million hours of volunteer work.
On May 12th and 13th, that meant building, staffing, and then tearing down Vancouver’s largest blanket fort.
Michael Louie is a communications coordinator at TELUS, and one of the over 20 TELUS team members who joined us.
“The blanket fort was so cool,” he says. “It brought me back to my childhood. Between all the amazing gourmet snacks, entertainment and special guest appearances, I find myself wishing that I was a kid coming to this event. I could feel the magic emanating off of every youth in the crowd.”
Michael sees the impact a culture of giving back has at TELUS.
“I have a personal investment in improving my community. I feel that the actions of one individual can spark the change necessary in many different peoples points of views.
“Since starting in my role here, I was able to immediately see the difference in the culture that TELUS was spreading,” he says. “One of diversity and inclusion, one of change, innovation, growth and team work. These are the things our community should be built around, because you feel like you’re part of something good, something worthwhile, something fantastic.”
When it came to choose a charity to support for the Day of Giving, Canuck Place was an easy choice.
“I love what Canuck place does,” he explains. “The comfort they provide families who are struggling has always been so heartwarming for me.”
You can support Canuck Place families. Learn more about opportunities for employee giving with your corporate team at Canuck Place.