At Capital Paving, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders in several key areas. For more than two decades, we have supported our community through sponsorship, donations and open house opportunities. Giving back is so fundamental to what our company is about, and we have spent the past few years preparing for even greater participation in our community. Capital Paving wants to continue to have a positive impact in the areas of education, healthcare, and the environment. Some of our past partners include The Wellington Catholic District School Board, Homewood Health Centre, Guelph General Hospital, the Alzheimer's Society, Hespeler Minor Hockey Association, and The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.
We are also conscious of the impact our industry can have on the environment, and taking our lead from forestry experts we are committed to working in harmony with the environment by exceeding industry standards in the areas of rehabilitation and revitalization. In recent years we have won several awards from the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association for our rehabilitative efforts.
In 2006, Capital Paving was partnered with Dufferin Aggregates to help create a 187-metre channel in the Mill Creek watershed. This environmental project led to improved habitat for fish and other wildlife, and a desirable breeding ground for brown trout. The project has been used for educational purposes by the Friends of Mill Creek Junior Rangers, the University of Guelph, and the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Two ambitious projects undertaken by our employees include the revitalization of the historic Ellis Chapel, and the restoration of Howitt Memorial Cemetery in the Township of Puslinch. Capital Paving is proud to have dedicated employees to spearhead these projects. Active participation is key to the success of these projects, and Capital Paving has proven that we are leaders in community involvement.
In August 2009, Capital Paving partnered with the Optimist Club to raise funds for the proposed Multi-Use Recreational Facility (MURF) in Puslinch, Ontario. A team of Capital employees organized and hosted a Farm to Fork culinary event at the Puslinch Community Centre. The event was a huge success and rose close to $100,000 for the MURF fund. Click here to read more about the event.
Aberfoyle Fall Fair
After months of planning and working closely with the Aberfoyle Agricultural Society, the big day finally came. September 11th 2010 was the day of the annual Aberfoyle Fall Fair, and what a day it turned out to be. Thanks to the many volunteers who gave so freely of their time, and the good fortune of having great weather for most of the day, Capital Paving's Community Involvement Team was able to meet its objectives and in turn support the many activities associated with this long standing fall fair. The highlight of the day was the outstanding BBQ buffet dinner that Tim Brown and his team of chefs put together. Over 700 people lined up to partake in this mouth watering display of gourmet food. Thanks to the success of this event, Capital Paving has been able to make a sizable contribution towards sports equipment for the Multi-Use Recreational Facility (MURF) building in Aberfoyle.