GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Campaigns
THE MIKEY NETWORK - MIKEY ON BOARD
In the past few years, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo has supported our community in many ways but we are most proud of our Mikey on Board program (MOB). We have partnered with The Mikey Network and have equipped all of our moving trucks with MIKEY defibrillators. Working with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo management and staff, have been trained to use a MIKEY. Moving can be very stressful and sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading killer of Canadians. Over ten (10%) percent of occurrences happen in public, and victims who are not revived within 3-5 minutes usually die. The use of an AED by a trained responder within the first minutes can improve the victim’s survival rate by up to fifty (50%) percent. Now, when you see a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo truck, it doesn’t just mean someone is moving in or out of the neighbourhood. It means there’s help close by in an emergency. Justin Prittie and the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo team are not only in the business of moving but also the business of saving lives.
CAMBRIDGE SANTA CLAUSE PARADE
This year we took to the streets of Cambridge as Santa's Official Movers for the Cambridge Santa Clause Parade. It was a cool and wet night, with no snow in sight. Our TMT crew, along with our Mikey, came together and decorated our truck. As we walked the parade route, we spread good Christmas cheer. From the staff at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo®, we wish everyone a safe and joyful Christmas!
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY AND BRANT COMMUNITY CRITICAL CARE DONATIONS
We have also supported other local charities like the Alzheimer’s Society of Waterloo Wellington and the Brant Community Critical Care. To learn more about the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington visit alzheimer.ca/ww To learn more about the Brant Community Healthcare System visit bchsys.org/hospital
CARDIAC HEALTH WALK OF LIFE 2017
Every year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo participates in the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada’s annual fundraising walk, the Walk of Life®, with the Mikey Network to raise money for the purchase of new Mikey units. This year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo was looking to raise $1,500 to underwrite the purchase of one new AED. The group below participated in the walk and surpassed their fundraising goal! To learn more about the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and the Walk of Life visit cardiachealth.ca 2017 Walk of Life - Ontario Science Centre Pictured from left to right - Justin Prittie, Alisha Clifford, John Prittie and Nancy Prittie. Sierra Nevada Prittie front row.
CARDIAC HEALTH WALK OF LIFE 2018
Every year TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo participates in the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada’s annual fundraising walk, the Walk of Life®, with the Mikey Network to raise money for the purchase of new Mikey units.
To learn more about the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and the Walk of Life visit cardiachealth.ca
2018 Walk of Life - Ontario Science Centre
Pictured from left to right - Alisha Clifford, John Prittie and Justin Prittie.
Sierra Nevada Prittie front row.
Donation to the Max Saltsman Community Centre
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener, Cambridge & Waterloo recently made a donation of a MIKEY defibrillator to the Max Saltsman Community Centre. This donation is a reflection of our organization aiming to protect our community and provide support to the communities of Kitchener, Cambridge & Waterloo. Pictured is Justin Prittie, General Manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener, Cambridge & Waterloo and John Kain, Manager of the Max Saltsman Community Centre.
DONATIONS OF FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES – “REUSE AND RECYCLE”
We often have customers who have furniture or appliances they no longer need and we assist in transporting it to local charities, women’s shelters, churches, habitat for humanity, etc. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® KCW has donated many service hours, with an estimated value of tens of thousands of dollars to our local communities.
MIGHTY MACHINES SHOWCASE
Our trucks have been to elementary schools and “Mighty Machine Showcases” where children and adults were able to tour our trucks among fire trucks, police vehicles, tractors and other mega machines. To learn more about Mighty Machines Showcase visit mightymachinesshowcase.com
Each year, we celebrate Kitchener's historic German roots in grand scale during Oktoberfest the largest Bavarian festival outside of Munich, Germany. Here, as many as 700,000 people from all over the globe come to share in all things German. To learn more about Oktoberfest visit oktoberfest.ca
Petro-Canada Customer & Associate Appreciation Hockey Tournament
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® GTA Owners were invited to take part in the Petro-Canada Customer & Associate Appreciation Hockey Tournament.
WILFRED LAURIER UNIVERSITY- AED DONATION
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo and the Mikey Network have also supported Wilfred Laurier University by donating an automated external defibrillator (AED), also known as a MIKEY®, to help make our local university a safer place. To learn more about Wilfred Laurier University visit wlu.ca
ALS - ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Charcot's disease, and motor neuron disease (MND), attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep our muscles moving. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® KCW we are concerned about those living with ALS and want to help find a cure. So once again this August we will be taking the ice budget challenge to fund science and build hope! To learn more about the ALS and the ice bucket challenge visit als.net/icebucketchalleng
AUTISM SPEAKS CANADA
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo was pleased to participate in the Waterloo-Wellington “About Autism Speaks Canada Walk” again this past year. The walk events are the single most important annual fundraising initiatives for Autism Speaks Canada to support scientific research, services, advocacy and awareness.
The Waterloo-Wellington region walk is more than a fundraiser, it provides an incredible opportunity for the ASD community to come together and make connections and feel the support of donors, sponsors, local media, community partners and other corporate sponsors like TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
To learn more about Autism Speaks Canada
CFA'S ANNUAL FRANCHISE EXPO
CFA'S ANNUAL FRANCHISE EXPO
When TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada participated in this years Canadian Franchise Association's Franchise Expo, they enlisted the help of Justin Prittie and Cotie Drinkwater from the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo and St.Catharines-Niagara locations respectively. Justin and Cotie were on hand to answer questions for prospective franchisees and speak about the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise program and its focus on providing exceptional customer service.
Franchising and small businesses are the heart beat of the Ontario economy. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® only has a few franchises left to award and more information on TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®'s franchise program can be found at the Canadian Franchise Association's web site.
MOVEMBER FOUNDATION AND MEN’S HEALTH
"November" is also known as “no-shave” month and has been an annual fund raising event for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kitchener Cambridge Waterloo. The growing of moustaches (and beards) during the month of November has been done to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer, and to raise money for research in support of men’s health.
To learn more about the Movember Foundation visit ca.movember.com