Category Archives: Winnipeg Community Charities

Derksen Sponsors 2017 Cornflower Gala

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Derksen is extremely proud to be sponsoring the 2017 ALS Cornflower Gala Dinner!

Last year’s gala raised over $55,000 to support Manitobans living with ALS.

This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.

There will be live music, by the Two Man Band. The Emcee for the evening is Caroline Hunter. There will be lots of great prizes in the live auction, art auction and Auction of Hope.

Tickets are $150 each (partial tax receipt) or table of 8 for $1,000 (partial tax receipt).

For more information call 204-831-1510 or email hope@alsmb.ca

Hope to see you there!

Winnipeg’s Walk for ALS Saturday, June 18, 2016

Winnipeg Walk for ALS

Derksen Plumbing and Heating is a proud gold sponsor for Winnipeg’s WALK for ALS and we are very excited to announce the 2016 Winnipeg’s WALK for ALS is happening Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Assiniboine Park, conservatory tent.

Registration starts at 9am and the walk starts at 10am. We were very proud of the participation we witnessed last year and we hope to see even more people participate this year.  Winnipeg’s WALK for ALS in 2015 was record breaking with 2000 people in attendance and the walk raised the most money ever with $250,000!

Ever wonder what ALS is? We suggest clicking here for an infograph explaining the details. Even if you cannot participate in the WALK, your donation is still very important to supporting the ALS Society of Canada’s National Research Program, and the direct support services to and for the families of those living with ALS.

Those interested in pre-registration we invite you to stop by our ALS Manitoba Head Office located at 2A – 1717 Dublin Avenue, between these dates and times;
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, June 17, 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Click here for the 2016 training package

Derksen Plumbing & Heating teams up with Live Different

LD130.1At Derksen, our commitment to community outreach has gone global.  Since 2011, Derksen Plumbing & Heating has teamed up with Canadian charity Live Different  to help provide food, clean water and shelter for the people of Neuvo Renacer, a small community within Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Continue reading

Proud to be Grand Slam Sponsor for the ALS 2015 Drive for Life Golf Classic

Drive for Life Golf Classic in memory of Marcel Bertrand

Drive for Life Golf Classic

The 12th Annual Drive for Life Golf Classic will be taking place at the Bel Acres Country Club on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Registration is now open and the Registration Form can be downloaded here.

The tournament starts with lunch at 11:30am and includes a registration gift, a free bucket of balls for the driving range, the 18 holes of golf with power cart, plenty of great prizes, skill contests throughout the course, and the evening concludes with a dinner.

Last year the 11th Annual Drive for Life Golf Classic raised over $66,000 for people living with ALS in Manitoba.

We HOPE you register for the event as your participation is important for those impacted by ALS/MND, Helping Our People Every way we can.

For more information about the Drive for Life Golf Classic in memory of Marcel Bertrand, or for more information about registration we encourage you to visit their website here.

Derksen Plumbing & Heating to Participate in Alzheimer Society Manitoba’s Memory Walk

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

We are pleased to announce our participation in the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Memory Walk on June 15th this year! Our team Headwig-Derksen Plumbing & Heating name came from one of our staff, Haley Janovcik, whose late Oma’s middle name was Headwig, so we are walking for her grandmother who passed two years ago from Alzheimer’s. We’re hoping our 8 person team will grow by walk day and are eager to start collecting pledges by walk day. Continue reading

The Henry Derksen Golf Tournament 2014 – July 17, 2014

Derksen Plumbing and Heating loves the Winnipeg community. We are best known for the heating and plumbing services we provide within the city of Winnipeg but we love hosting our annual Henry Derksen Golf Tournament on July 17th, 2014.

When you play in the Henry Derksen Golf Tournament, you will be supporting the ALS Society of Manitoba.  It has something for everyone and even if you don’t play well, your game still has a great result.

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Getting Our Groove On! – Community Support is a Very Special Part of Our Daily Business

It can be easy to take our ability to move for granted. If your body does what you want it to do when you want it to without pain, you likely barely think about how you’re moving most of the time. Sadly, not everyone is so lucky. Conditions like cerebral palsy, MS, and Parkinson’s disease make it difficult or impossible for many people to move well on a daily basis.

The Movement Centre of Manitoba helps these people and others with movement disabilities regain some or all of their skills and independence. The support that the center provides can be invaluable to individuals who may have thought they would never regain their movement skills.

The Move ‘N Groove-a-Thon is a fundraiser for the Movement Centre. Teams gather pledges that sponsor them to dance for six hours. Every type of dancing will be encouraged, from those with formal experience to those with no experience at all to those in wheel chairs or using other mobility aids. This means that everyone can participate! The event will take place on May 3, 2014, and you can register to participate – or make your donation – here.

The Derksen Group is extremely proud to be the title sponsor for the 2014 Move ‘N Groove-a-Thon. We believe in supporting everyone in our community, and the Movement Centre is an important part of life for some of the people who need our support the most.

We encourage our clients and readers to consider how essential movement is to their lifestyle, and how important it is that we provide options for those who have had their movement limited. Please participate in the Move ‘N Groove-a-Thon if you are able, and consider giving a direct donation if you cannot participate.

Not a Fish Tale: Derksen Plumbing Employee Raises Money for Charity

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Here’s a heart-warming tale to read as we head into the weekend.

Paul Duncan, a beloved Derksen Plumbing employee is making news today that is far from fishy.

Duncan’s story isn’t about catching trophy-sized fish, rather, as written in today’s Winnipeg Free Press, “it’s about the thousands of dollars that went missing from a fishing charity for kids with cancer and his generous friends who helped him reel in replacement cash.”

Duncan reeled in some friends and supporters who together raised more than $11,000 to replace the more than $7,200 that mysteriously disappeared from  the fundraiser, Kids Fishing For A Cure, last winter.

After hearing of this tragic story, Duncan said it broke his heart, and felt something should be done to give the children the money they deserved.

“I just started making calls to people I know and the money just started rolling in.” Duncan said.

Jim Bais, treasurer of Kids Fishing For A Cure, said what Duncan, a volunteer with the organization, has been able to do “is unbelievable.”

The money raised will help the kids, and their families, who are facing cancer. As for the extra funds raised, laptops, iPads, Wii games, big-screen TVs and parking passes will be purchased for the Children’s Hospital, where many of the children reside full-time.

Although Duncan has already surpassed the amount of what was stolen, he’s confident he will raise even more money in the coming days.

“A couple of buddies are out of town and I’m sure they’ll donate,” he said.
“We all wish this had never happened, but I hope to turn something bad into a good thing.”

Story referenced from the Winnipeg Free Press