Enjoy an all-you-can-eat German buffet and bottomless beer and wine, all while supporting a good cause, at the second annual Sasktober Fest fundraiser this Saturday. All funds raised will go toward the Employability Project — a pre-employment program aimed at connecting youth looking for job opportunities with local businesses.
Run by Street Culture Project, the program is in its second year and helps youth who come from difficult pasts overcome barriers.
“They generally have lacked strong role models for work ethic,” said Kim Sutherland, CEO of Street Culture Project. “Many are second-or-third-generation dependent on social assistance. So they don’t have natural role models that would give them first, a reflection of work ethic and second, ideas of what work looks like — the whole concept of going to work.”
Kevin Gamracy is a service manager at Young’s Equipment in Regina. Last year the company participated in the program, employing a youth approximately 18 years old. The initial placement was meant to last for three weeks, but ended up continuing for more than two months.
“It’s to give the kids a chance,” said Gamracy. “You can’t write everyone off right away.”
Osaka, Japan (August 31, 2017) – Kubota Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan, announced today that they will donate $1 million in relief funds to include monetary contributions and Kubota equipment to several national and local charitable organizations to aid in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The company is also committed to helping in the cleanup and restoration efforts by utilizing Kubota construction and tractor equipment where needed in the affected areas.
“Kubota has a long-standing history of providing natural disaster assistance to those in need with financial and volunteer support, and with the use of donated Kubota equipment,” said Masatoshi Kimata, president and representative director, Kubota Corporation.
Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, based in the company’s North American headquarters in Grapevine, Texas, echoed the sentiment. “As a newly-relocated Texas company, and with a large group of Kubota dealers and employees working and living in this area of the country, we stand ready to help our South Texas and Louisiana neighbors cleanup and rebuild the region,” he said.
While it is still early to assess the full impact and damage from Hurricane Harvey in South Texas and Louisiana, Kubota has confirmed that all of its dealers and their families and employees are safe. Once they are able, they will safely attempt to visit their locations to survey the damage in hopes of being able to quickly mobilize around relief efforts to be of service to their local communities.
Connor Williams did a project on Young’s Equipment, and on Friday he won another competition with it. From here he is one of 20 Saskatchewan kids that need to put together a 3 min video. They will pick 2 out of the 20 kids to present their project in Ottawa. Congrats Connor!
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today the addition of Young’s Equipment as a new Mosaic Stadium Founding Partner.
This select group of corporate partners receive lifelong recognition within the new facility and the ability to secure exclusive multi-year sponsorship and partnership assets, naming rights and other activation opportunities with our fans.
“We believe it is extremely important to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Sean Young, Assistant General Manager. “The Riders are a pillar of this community and with both agriculture and football being cornerstones of life in this province, the fit for Young’s was obvious.”
With an already well-established connection to the Roughriders and the Canadian Football League through its partnership with Kubota, Young’s felt compelled to invest in the new stadium Capital Campaign and cement itself as a Founding Partner.
“To be able to say we are a Founding Partner of new Mosaic Stadium is something we are extremely proud of,” said Young. “Beyond our beloved Riders, the facility will be home to so many great events and will surely be a legacy for our community. We knew we just had to be part of that.”