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Neighbourhood Inn Paint Night Raises Money for the Red Cross

Paint Night at the Neighbourhood Inn - Raises $1750 in Support of the Red Cross Fort McMurray Relief Fund

Congratulations to the Bonnyville Neighbourhood Inn General Manager, Richard Wurst, and his wonderful team for hosting a very successful Paint Night fundraiser in support of the Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief fund.  The sold out paint evening hosted on June 15, 2016 in the hotel's Crown and Derby English Pub was a great night all around!

The Neighbourhood Inn would like to say thank you to Saltwater Studio for their help in hosting this event. There were lots of laughs, [...]

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Historical Bricks On Kelowna's Water Street Building to be Reclaimed

Kelowna, BC, (May 13, 2016 )- On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7 a.m., the salvage of historically-significant bricks on Westcorp's new downtown hotel site will begin.   Reclamation of the bricks on the existing Water St. building will be undertaken by locally owned Folio Building Group.

In preparation for demolition, a hazardous materials investigation of the existing building on Water St. revealed that the concrete stucco on portion of the exterior contained asbestos.  Removal of the stucco revealed brick walls which Westcorp has learned from Amanda Snyder, Curatorial Manager with the Kelowna Museum, were sourced from Knox Mountain in the late [...]

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Westcorp Matches Employee Red Cross Donations for Fort McMurray Wildfires

The wildfire situation in Northern Alberta is one of the worst provincial emergencies in Alberta’s history.  Over 80,000 people have been safely evacuated from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  Westcorp wants all of our employees to know that our thoughts and prayers are with those directly affected by the fires. We are doing our best to help out where we can by offering up discounted hotel rates at our Bonnyville and Edmonton hotels, and potentially, in some of our rental properties. 

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Westcorp Edmonton Hotels support Operation Friendship Seniors Society

On Wednesday February 17th, 2016,  team members from three Westcorp Edmonton Hotels took time to give back to their community in support of Operation Friendship Seniors Society.  While volunteering, they helped serve over 200 tasty dishes to local Edmonton seniors. Operation Friendship Seniors Society is a nonprofit society that helps to provide wellness and social programs to seniors in Edmonton’s inner city. Their mission is to offer services that improve the quality of life for Edmonton seniors in need over 55 years of age.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

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Westcorp raises over $2K in support of GoodHearts Foundation

Westcorp is pleased to announce that, through the generous support of our team members, we were able to raise $2200.00 in support of the GoodHearts Foundation. The GoodHearts Foundation is a local Edmonton based charity that provides housing and financial aid to transplant patients receiving care at the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada's biggest organ transplant centre.

Westcorp staff were able to raise this money at their Staff Appreciation Party held in January. In addition, Westcorp also hosted a raffle draw at their head office over the holiday season. For the raffle, team members purchased tickets for a chance to win various gift baskets that were generously [...]

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Westcorp Participates in Jr. Achievement Job Shadow Day -2016

Westcorp is proud to be a host for Junior Achievement's Job Shadow Day 2016 kicking off JA's Company Program!

Held February 2nd every year, Job Shadow day offers students a unique opportunity: a visit to a professional work environment and insights into finding and keeping a fulfilling career.  The event is sponsored by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. 

Students participating in the program have already been involved in the flagship program, the Company Program, for at least one year in order to qualify for Job Shadow Day.  They must apply, and specify what they have an interest in before [...]

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Westcorp provides large donation of hotel furniture for Syrian refugees

*photo courtesy of Winnipeg Free Press.com

Winnipeg, MB -Westcorp believes in giving back to the communities we live, work and play in.  After many years of operating as a hotel, Place Louis Riel has been transitioning into an exciting new rental community in order to keep up with the changing needs of the downtown Winnipeg market. The residential building, now called “Antares Luxury Suites”, was recently renovated and now features many new amenities, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, [...]

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Westcorp Construction Team - Malmo Plains project Milestone

 Monday, December 14, 2015 - The Westcorp Malmo Construction Team and trade partners have completed the last structural slab pour for Phase 1 of the parkade.  This wraps up approximately 125,000 sq.ft. of finished concrete.  Some fun facts about the parkade:

  • Trades mobilized to site on April 23, 2015 (7.5 months ago)
  • 50,000 cubic meter of soil has been exported off-site for re-use
  • 125,000 sq. ft. slab on grade directly below the structural slab
  • 700,000 kg of reinforced steel was used
  • 8500 cubic meter of concrete (or approximately 700+ concrete trucks)
  • 0.5 kilometers of perimeter walls
  • 300 cars will park in the parkade
  • Parkade supports 7 x 20,000 [...]
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Westcorp Alberta Hotels make the list - 2015 AHLA Housekeeping Awards!

Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association’s annual Housekeeping Award winners were announced earlier this month and we are very excited to say that all four of Westcorp’s Alberta hotels made the list!  Matrix, Metterra, Varscona and  Bonnyville’s Neighbourhood Inn made the 2015 list for AHLA’s housekeeping awards.   All properties on the list must comply with a number of codes including the Alberta Health Code, Fire Code and Innkeepers Act. As well there are a number of other criteria used in the judging.   Properties that “demonstrate an overall trend of excellence in all three areas – [...]

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Westcorp and the Inside Ride - More Support for Kids with Cancer

Westcorp’s Construction and Development division has registered a team to help raise funds for the Kids with Cancer Society. We hope that you will consider supporting them in their ride!

The 5th annual Indoor Cycling Fundraising Event will take place on Saturday October 17th, 2015 at West Edmonton Mall on the HMV stage at 11am. This event will raise funds to support the Kids with Cancer Society, with 100% of the donations raised staying local in our community.  Each rider will cycle for 10 minutes to raise awareness and support for the society, while getting a rewarding opportunity to [...]

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