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Record-breaking sum raised for trades training at Concert’s annual golf tournament

Concert is proud to have raised a record-breaking $155,000 for trades training in our 15th annual golf tournament.

It was a day of clowning around on the course as just about everyone got into the year’s travelling carnival theme. In addition to serving up carnival staples such as popcorn and snow cones there were classic games that included the hi-striker, ring toss and a shooting gallery. The big finale before the reception was a dunk tank where Concert staff, including Concert’s President & COO, Brian McCauley literally sat on the edge of their seats while golfers took aim.

“Signing up to be in the dunk tank seemed like a good idea until I put my hand in the cold water!" said McCauley. “All kidding aside, everyone at Concert was very proud to once again host a unique, fun-filled day of golf that raised a substantial sum for trades training across the country. We wish to thank our trades, consultants and suppliers for their generous support.”

Since 2002, Concert Properties and industry partners have been working together to support trades training through the Trades Discovery Sponsorship Program , a program that supports building trades students in the Trades Discovery Program at BCIT. This year, Concert demonstrated its continued support for trades training across Canada by expanding this year’s golf tournament beneficiaries to include ACCESS BladeRunners , Hammer Heads and BOLT along with the Trades Discovery Program at BCIT. These programs all provide an ongoing supply of highly-skilled and well-trained trades people to the construction trades industry, a cause to which Concert is highly committed.

With the generous support of the 140 golfers who played at QGolf Club (Quilchena Golf & Country Club) in Richmond on Thursday, September 20 Concert was able to raise another $155,000 for a worthy cause. To date, Concert has contributed over $1.6 million in support of students in trades and technology programs related to the construction industry through various initiatives.

Patina up for Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice Award

We are proud to announce that Concert’s Patina has qualified as a finalist in the Vancouver Sun Readers’ Choice Award! This spectacular highrise development sits at the epicentre of downtown, on the border of Vancouver’s downtown core and the established West End neighbourhood. Not only a fabulous place to call home, Patina has also resulted in the creation of an incomparable neighbourhood amenity as it was built in conjunction with the Robert Lee YMCA. Now, we’re asking for your support. Please vote for Patina in the Vancouver Sun Reader's Choice Awards Contest as your favourite new urban highrise project.

To vote for Patina, follow these four simple steps:

  1. Please click here to go to the Vancouver Sun Facebook Page
  2. Click on the Reader's Choice Award icon
  3. Install the Reader's Choice Award App
  4. Vote for Patina!

Each vote results in a chance to win a one night stay for two at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia that includes dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant and a spa package to Sense Spa (value $1,000). You can enter the contest daily until October 20.

Vote for Patina!

Tapestry stages flash mobs in honour of National Seniors Day

Earlier this month, residents and staff of Concert’s three Tapestry Retirement Communities celebrated National Seniors Day in a very unique way. Demonstrating that spontaneity and physical fitness are an important part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle at any age, each of the communities posted a video of their residents and staff participating in a flash mob.

For those not familiar with the concept, a flash mob occurs when a group of people unexpectedly assemble in a public space and do something unusual in a coordinated way.

In the case of the Tapestry flash mobs, each community picked a public location and danced to a song being played via portable stereo. Intrigued? Click here to watch them for yourself!

Concert Infrastructure selected to deliver 12 new schools in eight communities across Alberta

After having been shortlisted last winter, Concert Infrastructure recently secured the “ASAP III” public-private partnership project to design, build, finance and maintain a total of twelve schools in eight communities across Alberta. The schools will accommodate up to 7,700 students within approximately 694,000 square feet.

The $288.78 million project will be delivered using a public private partnership model with the Government of Alberta over a 30-year term. Concert holds a fifty percent share in the project company, ABC Schools Partnership, and is pleased to be partnered with Hochtief PPP Solutions North America Inc.


   Founded in 1989, Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management. With operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and the backing of more than 200,000 Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans who own Concert, our commitment is to build strong, sustainable communities across Canada.

This issue brought to you by Bentall Kennedy, platinum sponsor of Concert's 2012 golf tournament.

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