Bantrel takes pride in our commitment to our people and to our communities. Our team members demonstrate personal leadership through volunteerism, corporate philanthropy, and their continued commitment to these initiatives. The greatest asset to Bantrel has always been and will continue to be, our people!
Some of the key initiatives/causes that Bantrel has supported include:
Bantrel Cares is a a corporately matched giving program. We connect our team members with a listing of over 61,407 Canadians charities, and will match donations to the charity of choice up to a maximum of $500 per donation. Bantrel, respects and cares about the values of each individual and Bantrel Cares is one way to demonstrate that.
In 2021 the Bantrel Bobcats took first prize with an astounding 2,229kms total. The team raised nearly $2,000. Bantrel has participated in MS Bike since 2018,which is also a two-day bicycle ride stretching over 180 kms from Airdrie to Olds and back.
Since 2018, nearly $12,000 dollars has been raised and donated to MS.
Bantrel has always rallied together and continues to join in the ongoing efforts to help those impacted by devastating events and/or natural disasters. To name just a few: the floods in Calgary in 2013, the wildfires in Fort McMurray in 2016, and in British Columbia in 2017, as well as the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey that closed the Bechtel office and affected our colleagues in Houston in 2017.
In 2013, a total of $45,692 was donated to the Canadian Red Cross, Alberta Flood Relief Fund which included an employee contribution and corporate match program. Adding to this total, the Bechtel Group Foundation donated an additional US$25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. During the 2015 wildfires in Fort McMurray, Bantrel made a $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, along with employee contributions.
Engineering Day of Caring
The Engineering Day of Caring (EDOC) is an annual event, now celebrating its 16th annual. Executed in partnership with the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, where the engineering community comes together to challenge each other to strengthen communities across the region.
The 2022 Engineering Day of Caring projects will take place at YWCA – Camp Yowochas; projects included renovating cabins to accommodate living spaces for 22 staff while working at camp, upgrading 10 campsites with new fire pits and seating, creating a new archery range to increase education and program opportunities, and forest management to remove deadfall to create safe spaces for outdoor activities.
Bantrel was named the United Way Engineering Challenge winners in 2016 and 2017.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike
The Edmonton office had participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike for an amazing 15 years. Riding a 30-person bike around Hawrelak park to promote good heart health. Over this time, Bantrel employees have raised over $75,000.
Brown Bagging for Kids
BB4CK (Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids) is a non-profit charitable organization which provides free lunches in schools to children who otherwise may not have a lunch. A small team from Bantrel had a wonderful opportunity to help out in a small, hands on and in person way by assembling nearly 1400 lunches. We look forward to supporting BB4CK in the future.
In 2021 Bantrel engaged in a new initiative with TreeCanada, a national not-for-profit dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. Giving back to our community through community giving and volunteerism is just one way Bantrel is demonstrating our commitment to sustainability. Bantrel volunteers planted native shrubs and trees in a local YEG community off-leash area, and in 2022 in YYC at Sue Higgins off-leash park.
Bantrel is partnerning with Tree Canada again in 2023 - this time with plant dates set for Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto!
Holiday Product Drive
Throughout the year, Bantrel always makes an effort to bring the Christmas spirit to those less fortunate. Supporting organizations such as Santa’s Anonymous, the Food Bank, the Mustard Seed and the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Canada
In 2022 Bantrel participated in the enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer, raising nearly $10,000.
From 2013–2017, Bantrel was a Peloton Partner/Sponsor in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC), which included a corporate team of registered riders, as well as Bantrel volunteers hosting one of the Pit Stops for riders along the course. This two-day bicycle trip is a monumental task, directly supporting the patients and families utilizing Calgary’s Tom Baker Centre and Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute. Bantrel employees from across the province have participated and volunteered in this life changing event. The ride kicks off in Calgary, heads west through the Rockies, loops around the town of Okotoks, and ends back where it began.
Bantrel has a long history of supporting the ride, have ridden over 25,000 kms and raising over $230,000 in the fight against cancer.
In 2016, Bantrel was the recipient of the 2016 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Industry Challenge Award as the top fundraiser in its category.
Bantrel has also been a long-time and proud supporter of Spruce Meadows. Since 1994, Spruce Meadows has held the Bantrel Cup during the Spruce Meadows Summer Series, the "National" Tournament, usually held during the month of June.