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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

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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The 2013 ALS Cornflower Gala

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating neuromuscular disease that progresses rapidly and leads to paralysis of the voluntary muscles. ALS is ultimately fatal, and there is currently no known cure or medical treatments that slow the progression of the disease itself. There are an estimated 3,000 Canadians living with ALS, and two or three of them will lose their lives every day. Up to 80% of patients that are diagnosed with ALS will lose their battle within two to five years of that diagnosis.

The ALS Society of Manitoba is dedicated to helping those afflicted with this disease in Manitoba, providing support to patients, their families and their caregivers through education, advocacy and helping them obtain the equipment they need. The ALS Society of Manitoba also runs support groups for ALS sufferers and their loved ones, along with the coordination of volunteer caregiver support through their VFAF program and residential services through the Brummitt-Feasby Home.

Derksen Plumbing is a proud supporter of the ALS Society of Manitoba, and a sponsor of the 2013 Cornflower Gala to benefit their efforts. Proceeds from live and silent auctions will benefit the ALS society of Manitoba, while guests enjoy a dinner catered by Urban Prairie, dancing and cocktails in the Hangar of the Western Canada Aviation Museum.

Supporting the cause of the ALS Society of Manitoba, either by attending the Cornflower Gala or getting involved in volunteer programs, allows you to make a real difference in the lives of those suffering from ALS. Until there’s a cure, the ALS Society of Manitoba and their supporters will continue to make every possible effort to improve the quality of life of ALS patients through care and advocacy. At Derksen Plumbing, we wholeheartedly support the ALS Society of Manitoba, and encourage you to find ways that you can make a difference in the lives of people suffering from this tragic disease.

7th Annual Family Ice Fishing Derby for ALS Society of Manitoba

Derksen Plumbing and Heating Special Projects with the Derksen Group of Companies is once again hosting their annual Family Ice Fishing Derby to raise funds for the ALS Society of Manitoba, in memory of Henry Derksen.

This year marks the 7th Anniversary and will take place on February 16TH, 2013.

Location: Red River at Selkirk.
Directions: Hwy #59 north to Provincial Rd. #509, head west and this leads to river access down the hill and follow the signs.
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2013.

Fee: $10.00 per hole, one hole per person.
Starts: 10:00 am.
Finishes:2:00 pm.

Catch & Release Only: We will have volunteers on the ice measuring fish.

Prizes will be as follows:
Grand Prize: Largest Fish of any species.
Second Prize:Second Largest
Third Prize: Third Largest
And So on till all prizes are awarded.

Lunch will be provided at noon. Hot Chocolate will be available all day.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact: Paul Duncan 204-944-3434 or Kelsey Jackson 204-944-3468.

Walk for ALS – Saturday, June 4, 2011

Derksen Plumbing & Heating is once again proud to support the work of the ALS Society of Manitoba and the “Winnipeg Walk for ALS”. The walk takes place this Saturday, June 4, at 10:00 a.m. at Assiniboine Park.

The mission of the ALS Society of Manitoba is one of HOPE, to Help Our People affected by ALS Every way they can. Winnipeg’s walk is a family and pet (on leash) friendly event that includes music, clowns, face painters and much, much more.

Make a difference today, come out and support this very worthy cause while having a great time of family fun.

Visit ALS Website for more information on the Walks across Manitoba.