At Colorworks, we strive to be a great company and one of the pillars of our culture is to always be a productive part of the communities we serve. In our never ending quest to help find a cure for cancer, Colorworks continues to support the research efforts of Professor Michael Ohh and his team at the University of Toronto Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. On June 14, 2017, we were honoured to donate $10,475 on behalf of the Colorworks Autobody Centers staff, management, and mobile operators across Canada.
Professor Ohh is known for his innovative work in the field of hypoxia signalling and cancer cell biology. He has published 75 peer-reviewed articles in many wildly read journals including Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with over 10,000 total citations. Professor Ohh is a recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, and the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology.
Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver])! On the eve of the Civic Holiday long weekend, otherwise known as the first Monday in August, I wondered – what’s the deal with this holiday? What are we celebrating? Is there cause to celebrate? Maybe not if you don’t get the day off – it’s a Civic holiday remember, not a Stat. If you do get a sweet long weekend – that’s a cause in itself for me!
I looked into it. It turns out that the Civic Holiday is known by a variety of other names in each respective province and territory that recognize it. In British Columbia, it’s British Columbia Day. This celebrates the first pioneers of the province all the way back to James Cook in 1778. Alberta decided on a unique name and reason to celebrate – Heritage Day – to honour the diverse cultural heritage of Albertans. In Ontario, the holiday was originally created to honour John Graves Simcoe. Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the founder of the Fort York, which is now the city of Toronto.
So, as you (hopefully) kick back and relax this long weekend, raise a toast to the first pioneers of BC, the cultural diversity of Alberta, or the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. At the very least, you will have interesting trivia to share. Colorworks Express Autobody Centers wishes everyone a safe and happy long weekend!
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Hi there and thanks for tuning into PMS! (Pass Me the Star [Screwdriver]). This past long weekend (in Ontario) was amazing! The weather was perfect. Hopefully, everyone is safe and experiencing positive aftermath.
I.e. you have a minor sunburn or your abdominals ache from laughing too much with family and friends. Maybe your body is tired because you went camping or you’re on the bloated side from overindulging on BBQ.
We know, however, that there are some folks who experienced some not so positive things over the long weekend. By Monday afternoon, Ontario OPP officers had laid 160 impaired-driving charges. In one weekend.
While Colorworks Express Autobody Centers are ready to fix up your vehicle no matter what happened, an extra layer of bad feels is added when the repair could have been avoided. Long weekends, weekends in general, are supposed to be a good time. Sure – let loose and relax. But be safe on the roads, for your own sake and the safety of everyone else.
As the summer continues, head to those BBQs and the beach. If you decide to consume alcohol do so responsibly. If you consume too much – no worries, we’re only human – make arrangements for a safe ride home. It’s simple. You’re worth too much to risk it.
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P.S. –> You can read more on the CBC news feature here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/high-number-of-impaired-drivers-frustrates-police-on-victoria-day-weekend-1.3596365
Everyone reading this blog will know about the horrifying destruction happening in Fort McMurray. As of Tuesday morning, the wildfire had spread to cover 229,000 hectares. This is an area bigger than the size of Edmonton.
Many individuals and families who fled posted pictures and videos of the fire practically licking their vehicles as they drove out of Fort McMurray. Most of these people will lose everything. Homes. Vehicles. Possessions. Memories.
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Amidst the tragedy and loss, Canadians are responding. From renters on AirBnB offering their places free of charge, to a wedding happening in Toronto despite losing the dress in the fire, to relief from the Red Cross because of multiple donations across the country. There is no question: We are the True North strong and free.
Colorworks is proud to have donated to help employees and families in the area. If you are able to donate to the Canadian Red Cross the link to send funds is below. The Trudeau Government has also pledged to match all contributions. Any amount to bring more relief to those affected by this disaster is immensely appreciated. Please know – the Canadian Red Cross is the best option for any donations. They will see that funds are allocated ethically and to the places and people who are in greatest need.
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