ENWIN Helps Children Reach New Heights
Superhero Volunteers Deliver Smiles at John McGivney Children's Centre Superhero Fun Day
June 13, 2018
Windsor, ON: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s ENWIN Superheroes, taking to the skies above the John McGivney Children’s Centre!
This past Saturday, ENWIN Superhero volunteers joined JMCC staff and first responders from around our region to support Superhero Fun Day. Children and their families arrived dressed as their favourite superheroes, ready to soar to new heights in our bucket trucks. At the playground area, children enjoyed an inside look at a variety of emergency response vehicles including fire, police and ambulance services.
ENWIN’s Superhero volunteers also helped by supervising entrances, serving cotton candy and painting children’s faces to resemble their favorite superheroes.
“I know everyone at the Centre is most appreciative, in fact the ENWIN buckets are probably the most impressive and anticipated experience of the day,” said JMCC Board Chair Nancy Gignac in an email following the event. “I am sure our paths will cross again... ENWIN is more than a utility!”
ENWIN Powerline Technicians, Maintainers, Apprentices and Students helped with safety gear and assisted the riders in and out of the buckets. They rarely had to inquire if the kids enjoyed themselves; their smiles said it all!
“It’s something I look forward to doing every year,” said Joel Rodier, ENWIN Powerline Maintainer. “The kids get a kick out of it and it’s important to give back to the community.”
"We are very proud to be able to be part of an event that these kids will remember for a lifetime,” commented ENWIN President and CEO, Helga Reidel. “Our employees continue to show they are truly Powerful Partners to our community. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.”
Many thanks from ENWIN and the JMCC to all the ENWIN employees and their family members who dedicated their Saturday to a good cause: Jordan Pittman, Jordan Blackmore, Matthew Alzner, Brendan Beattie, Noah Glos, Bryce Doan, Eric Symes, Joel Rodier, Troy Pollard, Grant Pennington and his daughter Katie, Oronde Provost, Suzanne Leonard, Matthew Parent, Rosana Kemsley and her daughters Alysia & Maya, Michelle Evans, Ray Forget, Rod Skill, Barbara Peirce Marshall and John-Paul Bonadonna.
About John McGivney Children’s Centre: The John McGivney Children's Centre (JMCC) provides rehabilitative services to the Windsor and Essex County community, enriching the lives of children and youth with special needs by helping them reach their full potential. In 2018, the Centre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.