We will once again partner with the VOCM Cares Foundation and community partners to support the VOCM Cares Coats for Kids Campaign. Our area offices will open their doors from September 23 to October 31, 2019, as drop-off locations for the collection of usable coats, hats and mittens that will be used to keep children warm this winter.
Over 30 of our employees, retirees and family members got into the holiday spirit at the Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 24, 2019. They walked the parade route collecting food and money for the Community Food Sharing Association. Over 18,000 pounds of food, valued at $45,000, and approximately $8,500 was collected during this holiday tradition. This overwhelming response will go a long way in keeping food banks full this time of year to help those less fortunate.
As one of the founding partners for the Canadian Blood Services' Partners for Life Program in Newfoundland and Labrador, we pledge to donate 250 times annually. To date, our employees and families have made over 3,000 blood donations, and we’re still counting. We continue to support the program by organizing onsite blood donor clinics and promoting mobile clinics across the island.Visit Canadian Blood Services
For over 30 years, Newfoundland Power has partnered with fire departments throughout the province to deliver firefighter electrical safety training. We also partner with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services through our support of the Learn Not to Burn fire safety curriculum for elementary schools.Visit NL Fire Services
The 13th annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad began from our Kenmount Road parking lot on June 15. It was a tremendous success with over 200 motorcycles participating. Approximately $100,000 was raised from biker pledges and corporate sponsorships. To date, the ride has raised approximately $1.8 million to fight prostate cancer in this province.
Newfoundland Power was proud to be a Games Sponsor for the 2018 Newfoundland & Labrador Winter Games. The Games were hosted by the Town of Deer Lake on March 10-18, 2018. Up to 1,300 athletes, officials and coaches, plus parents and volunteers were welcomed to the town. These Games showcased everything Deer Lake and surrounding areas had to offer and provided young athletes from across the province an opportunity to shine.