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“I am proud to support and to be involved directly or indirectly in different events and groups.”

Mike Mayuk loves his job almost as much as he loves his community. Born in Manitoba, he grew up and was schooled in Fort McMurray, finishing off at Father Merc. He married his high school sweetheart, Myra and has two boys who are 13 and 10.

There isn’t a picket fence in this story, but that’s all that it’s missing. Mike is a Project Manager at Aluma Safway Services and one of the things he holds dear to his heart are in his job. Site safety is uppermost in his mind, Mike wants everyone to get home safely to their families every day. He also is cautious with finances, especially his clients’, and he’ll do everything safe to help them get the most bang for their buck.

That sums up his attitude to the United Way as well. Mike believes in the United Way and its efficiencies. He is, in many ways, the public face of his company in the community and one of its biggest boosters. Aluma has been a generous sponsor and donor in YMM and Mike has been a fundamental part of that. You’ll see his face at the breakfast program at Father Merc or out supporting the SPCA. He’ll be up on the scaffolding at CAREERS: The Next Generation, or watching one of the minor league teams his company sponsors. In his spare time you might find him raising money to fund a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, or taking part in a charity wine auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters. And when he talks of the things he’s achieved, it all seems tied up within the company he first joined in 2001 as an apprentice scaffolder. “The whole culture of Aluma is we’re not just a company in Fort McMurray, in the oil sands. We’re a local company within Fort McMurray,” says Mike. He could be describing himself, in a way, the local guy who made good by doing good.