Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5

Thank You for Your Generous Giving and Ongoing Support - The Fort McKay Group of Companies LP 12th Annual Golf Tournament

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Golf tournaments and fundraisers are a sure sign that summer is in full swing. Fort McKay Group of Companies has combined the two and created a fantastic golf tournament. With over 36 teams (160 players), this year’s golf tournament was a great success and raised over $155,500 for the Fort McKay Educations Services and Programs.

The Fort McKay First Nation offers support to the Fort McKay School, which provides classes from kindergarten to grade six. Fort McKay School offers students a great education, while ensuring their cultural traditions are passed on to the next generation. Once students graduate from grade six, they are bussed daily into Fort McMurray to attend school. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the Fort McKay School had an enrolment of 76 students with four teachers and seven additional staff. With the help of our supporters, we are able to improve literacy, attendance, and infuse more Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum. We are also able to enhance parental and community engagement.

Fort McKay First Nation also supports post secondary students by providing 100 per cent coverage of tuition and textbook costs as well as cost of living expenses. Students can earn an additional monthly Learning Incentive Supplement of $1000.00, as long as they maintain good attendance records at school.

For the last 12 years, Fort McKay Group of Companies LP has hosted this event, which raises a substantial amount of money, allowing Fort McKay First Nation to provide their youth with education within the community.

“It means we can supply our students with the necessary tools to be successful in their studies and growth as people,” says Chief Boucher. “Education is vital to the health of our community, and it is our goal to see that every child has access to high quality education. With the support of our sponsors, we are preparing our youth to be the next generation of Fort McKay leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Fort McKay Group of Companies LP is a multi-million-dollar oilfield construction and services company which grosses over $160-million a year. The Group of Companies has humble beginnings, starting out with only six employees offering contracted janitorial services. In the last 30 years, Fort McKay Group of Companies LP has grown its services to include to the Site Services, Fuel and Lube Services, Reclamation Support Services, Process and Equipment Services, Warehousing, Transportation, Supply Chain, and their newest joint ventures, Nuhebah, which provides specialty and commodity chemicals to oil and gas operations and construction and manufacturing industries, and Rising Sun Services which is Fort McKay Industrial Park’s only GM-approved automotive service center.

The profits generated from these services and joint ventures are used to benefit the community of Fort McKay First Nation, providing support for housing, infrastructure, health, recreation, community programs, and of course, education.

Fort McKay Group of Companies LP would like to take this opportunity to thank all those sponsors who so generously support this golf tournament. Without their sponsorship, Fort McKay First Nation students would not receive the quality of education that they currently experience. Thank you, sponsors! Fort McKay Group of Companies LP hopes to see you out on the greens again next year!

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