Strongly motivated by the organizational values and mission, Horizon North strives to build sustainable relations with all communities in which we work. This April saw the Company joining an impressive cast of sponsors who provided financial and organizational support to the City of Kamloops, BC, which accommodated the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.
Kamloops, dubbed the Canada’s Tournament Capital, successfully hosted various provincial, Western Canadian, national and international sport events in the recent years though never received the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World contest. The city previously bid for the 2013 Championship but gave way to Ottawa, ON. For the 2016 event, Kamloops made it to the final stage and was excited when a six-month review process ended up with an approval from the Hockey Canada Board of Directors.
With a view to arranging a first class event with an estimated profit in excess of $300,000, the organizers approached Horizon North for assistance. Lately, we donated 20’ x 52’ office complex to the Kamloops Exhibition Association (KXA) to help them grow towards achieving their vision of becoming a multi-use entertainment and recreation facility for the city.
Meeting the immediate needs of the Championship, Horizon North has readily provided on-site modular buildings – a perfect accommodation solution that gained acknowledgment of the energy and the resource development industries for its high quality, custom design and multi functionality.
This time, our on-site modular buildings were attached to Sandman Arena, the main venue of the Championship, and transformed into dressing, referee and doping rooms. For all 22 games of the Championship, our modular structures ensured a comfortable accommodation and a sufficient office space. They served eight national teams and supporting staff without a hitch and earned a well-deserved appreciation from the Championship’s top executives.
“Horizon North proved to be a valued partner of the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship.” said Riley Wiwchar, the Championship General Manager. “Your professionalism and level of service helped contribute to Kamloops hosting a successful event. Together, we were able to form a partnership that extends beyond the modular space. We look forward to working with Horizon North in the future.”
The provided assistance reflects a tiny part of the Company’s efforts to give back to local communities. While operating from many geographic locations throughout Canada, Horizon North not only shares the same territory with local residents but literally belongs to them. Our employees help build strong families and a healthy living environment through generously volunteering their personal time in not-for-profit organizations and charities including STARS, KEV’s Kids and many others.
In Kamloops alone, our British Columbia based operations supported Kamloops Broncos, Kamloops Heat, Kamloopa Powwow, Hospice Association, Logan Lake Wellness Health & Youth Society, TRU Drive the Trades Scholarship Fund, Tahltan Band Council Chief’s Ride and have recently donated funds, time and energy to Kamloops Food Bank seeking for a temporary operating locations to serve people in need without disruption.
According to Horizon North’s leadership, despite economic downturn, the Company will continue investing its resources and human capital to advance social goals, encourage people-centric initiatives and address the most pressing needs of communities which we work in.