In the Community

Inland in the Community

Inland Concrete is actively involved in our local communities. We do more than help build them – we help our communities reach their full potential.

Team TaTa’s

Kathie Geleta was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and despite her odds, became a survivor. Her family rallied around her to celebrate her victory in 2007 by participating in the 60 km Calgary Walk to End Breast Cancer. Together they raised more than 23 thousand dollars, and out of the event, Team TaTa’s was born. Team TaTa’s now actively holds several fundraisers annually where 100% of donations raised go towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Inland has been a proud sponsor of Team TaTa’s since their beginnings in 2007 and continues to support their annual Rhythm and Boobs event-- a New Orleans style Jazz night. Through this kind of fundraising, Alberta has become widely recognized for its advanced research in breast cancer treatment, and the life longevity of terminally ill cancer patients are now offered. More recently, Team TaTa’s has contributed their donations to the Patient Financial Assistance Program. This program works with patients suffering financially from the costs associated with a long-term illness to help support these families. By lifting some of their financial burden, patients can focus their energies on what’s important: fighting against cancer.

Inland Community Day

For the first time ever, the Inland Calgary location opened their doors for a Community Day. This friendly, neighbourhood event gave visitors the chance to view the machines and operations involved in creating the concrete featured all over Calgary. The event featured free hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled in our zeroharmburgers barbecue, aggregate tours guided in a bus with exploration of the concrete site, and a pipe tour that allowed visitors to view the pipe making process.

Inland Community Day

The Buchanan Centre

With support from community sponsors, including Inland Concrete, Parkinson Alberta opened the doors of the Buchanan Centre, a first of its kind facility, to provide resources to Albertans who are living with Parkinson's.

Inland donated concrete to facilitate construction of the 9000 square foot space; where high-quality supports, programs and educational opportunities are available to clients, their families, and other allied health and wellness professionals.

We commend the work of Parkinson Alberta and the Buchanan family; Inland Concrete is proud to join a stellar roster of contributors who came together to make this project possible.

The Buchanan Centre

Meet a Machine

In September of 2017, Inland Concrete participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Meet a Machine event in Edmonton. Here families get to view and interact with a variety of agricultural, industrial, and construction equipment. Inland displayed our very own Edmonton Eskimos concrete mixer truck in support of the cause! Meet a Machine is important in helping fund JDRF's research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over 300,000 Canadian children, adolescents and adults living with T1D. JDRF is driving research to improve the technology people with T1D use to monitor blood sugar levels and deliver the proper doses of insulin, as well as its mission to deliver a cure.

Meet a Machine

Fort St. John Women's Resource Society

In 2016, Lehigh Hanson was happy to help Fort St. John's poverty alleviation strategy by donating to the Fort St. John Women's Resource Society. Our contribution supported the Outreach Store, a place that provides clients access to free food, clothing, hygiene, and household items once a week. These operations are largely made possible by the donations from the local community, and support the more than six hundred clients that come through its doors monthly.

Art Relocation Project

The Builders is a twenty-one feet high sculpture — and very, very heavy. When its home of 30 years at Husky-Trizec’s Western Canada Place was redeveloped, the new owners decided that they wanted to put the piece in storage. When the news reached the sculptor — George Pratt — he immediately considered trying to bring it home to Vancouver. Ocean’s Larry Baloun considered the logistics. He suggested that The Builders make a slightly shorter journey across Calgary to the Inland Concrete facility in Ramsay. Accordingly, in 2017, the sculpture was brought out of storage and reassembled. Today, The Builders is highly visible on its new high-traffic site, thanks to the hard work of the team at Inland Concrete. Read more in the 2017 Community Report.

Alberta Baroque Music Society

The famous tunes of Vivaldi, Bach and Handel can be heard from the Robertson-Wesley United Church in Edmonton’s Oliver neighbourhood. The tradition of live performance in the baroque style is kept alive by The Alberta Baroque Music Society,the non-profit behind the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. In March 2017, concert-goers enjoyed the ensemble’s Duo Flutes Concert, co-sponsored by Inland Concrete. Read more in the 2017 Community Report.

2017 Inland Christmas Giving Campaign

Building our communities is at the heart of what we do, and that's reflected in the way Inland employees give back. The 2017 Inland Christmas Giving Campaign introduced three great initiatives that encouraged all of Inland’s Calgary employees to get involved. The "Inland-a-Palooza" was held as a fundraiser for Calgary's United Way. This musical event brought together employees, clients, and community members to enjoy tunes covered by local bands; one of which featured our own employee, Marcello Castronuovo. Our Vintage Park Office employees continued the participation with the Adopt-a-Family Program that partners with a charity to help families check off their Christmas wish lists. The giftwrapped presents donated by employees make their way under a family's Christmas tree thanks to Evenstart, an organization that supports a local special needs school. To wrap up the holiday giving, we called on our employees to donate non-perishable food items alongside a Lehigh Hanson corporate donation to the Calgary food bank. Together with our employees, we're working together to build our communities.

2017 Inland Christmas Giving Campaign

TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad

The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad calls all members of the Winnipeg community together in support of research for Prostate Cancer. With leadership from the Winnipeg Police Association and a volunteer organizing committee made up of Winnipeg police officers, community and business leaders, and dedicated citizens, the people of Winnipeg rally for the cause. Over 1,400 riders in a police escorted parade visit various destinations with a wind-up celebration at Cowboys, Canada Inns Windsor Park. 100% of the funds raised from this event stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education. Our Lehigh Hansonaffiliate companies: Lehigh CementInland ConcreteInland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.

Paws in Motion

The Paws in Motion event gathers local pet owners and their pets to take a walk to support the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and their mission "to protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity." What better way to fundraise and raise awareness than doing Zumba with your dog? This fun event features a raffle draw, princesses, clowns, live music, games, and a free dental check-up for your pup at the WHS Veterinary Clinic tent. Since 2006, Lehigh Cement has been proud to sponsor the event that works towards "a future where no dogs, cats, or critters need to suffer from hunger, homelessness, or neglect." Our Lehigh Hanson affiliate companies: Lehigh CementInland ConcreteInland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.

Holes for Homes Golf Event

Holes for Homes Golf Event raises support for the Habitat for Humanity Manitoba Women Build. The Habitat home ownership program helps families break the cycle of poverty by providing alternatives to unaffordable and inadequate shelter. By mobilizing volunteers and community partners, the organization works to build safe, decent, affordable housing for purchase by low-income working families. Providing access to this kind of shelter gives families esteem, stability, and security for their children—while also building communities. Our Lehigh Hansonaffiliate companies: Lehigh CementInland ConcreteInland Pipe, and Inland Aggregates are all proud supporters of this event.

Fort McMurray Wildfires

In 2016, wildfires ravaged the community of Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. In response, Lehigh Hanson Canada Region made a financial contribution to the Canadian Red Cross as part of a long term commitment to support the communities affected. However, many staff members wanted to go a step further; offices throughout the region set up local events and ran fundraisers to increase the support. Raffles, BBQs and merchandise sales (such as t-shirts) were a few of the ways our staff members were able to help out. The company also set up a holding account for direct donations which were then distributed evenly among employees affected by the fires. Read more in the 2016 Community Report. 

Fort McMurray Wildfires