Monthly Archives: May 2013

Derksen Plumbing & Heating walks to raise Alzheimer’s Awareness and Funds

On Thursday June 13th, Team Hedwig-Derksen Plumbing & Heating will take to the streets of downtown Winnipeg in support of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s annual Memory Walk, that supports programs and services for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The team name came from staff member Haley Janovcik, whose late Oma’s middle name was Headwig, and wanted to pay tribute to her. Right now our team has 11 participants and we hope to recruit more by Walk Day.

This is the 3rd year we’ve chosen to walk and support the Memory Walk and hope to raise more funds and awareness than last year. We’re also proud to be a major sponsor of the Alzheimer Society’s annual Gala.

The walk will start and end at The Forks, followed by entertainment of folk band The Sturgeons and local Singer/Songwriter Katie Murphy on the Scotiabank Stage.

Derksen Plumbing Helping the Future of the Industry

On Wednesday, May 15, Derksen Plumbing helped bring the future of our industry forward, as we took part in the Winnipeg Construction Association’s Fifth Annual Career Expo.

Targeted at high schools throughout Manitoba, the Career Expo helps expose students to careers in the skilled trades. Through interactive sessions, 1,750-plus students learned how construction groups throughout Manitoba’s rich industry do their part to keep our province running.

Students who met with Derksen Plumbing’s representatives had the unique opportunity to not only talk with our professionals about the HVAC and plumbing trades, but also try their hand at some of our processes like soldering and connecting plastic heating lines.

Move N’ Groove-A-Thon Fun

We recently had the pleasure of participating in The Movement Centre of Manitoba’s annual Move N’ Groove-A-Thon, a charity event held in Winnipeg to raise funds for their organization which helps Manitobans with movement disabilities.

Move N’ Groove-a-thon is a 6 hour dance party. This year it was held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 12 Noon to 6pm at Red River Exhibition Park. Visit the Move N’ Groove-A-Thon website for more information.