On October 17, Kodiak provided personnel and a truck and trailer for the 6th straight year for the annual Oakville Salvation Army Food Drive. The Kodiak truck is a drop off point for local volunteers who go house to house picking up donation bags that residents leave on their driveway. After transporting the food to the Salvation Army facility, it is sorted by staff and volunteers to restock the food bank shelves. Last year, 1,616 children and 2.273 adults in Oakville were provided with emergency food from this facility. Again this year, thousands of pounds of food was collected by dozens of volunteers over the course of the day. Soon, we will again be helping with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle program.
The first ever Canadian Geotechnical Society golf day was held bright and early the morning of September 15 at Royal Woodbine Golf Club. The day was a resounding success with over 90 people attending. The golf was topped off with a luncheon and a talk by “Engineers Without Borders”. Randy played with our friends from Soil Engineers Ltd, with whom we have done many drilling projects this year. While not the winners, they certainly did not come in last place ! We are told this is likely to become an annual event.
Kodiak Drilling held its first ever staff golf evening in August at Saw-Whet Golf club in Oakville. It as an “interesting” affair, as we had some first-timers. The 9 holes took an unusually long time to play, much to the consternation of the club staff. The low-gross winner was Scott. Dave and Doug tied for the “most honest golfer” prize, while Chris was the “most promising rookie”.
June 25 was a fabulous night for yet another Maxxam Labs annual boat cruise. This is always an excellent event, where we get to chat with many of our environmental consulting clients, and trade stories of drilling projects undertaken over the course of the year. See you all on the water again next year !
On May 14, we again attended the Canadian Geotechnical Society (Southern Ontario Section) annual dinner. There was a great turnout (hundreds !), great talk, and of course fabulous food. As usual it was an excellent opportunity to network with the people we drill with, and even put a face to some of the people we have spoken with over the phone for years, but never met ! Kodiak Drilling was once again a sponsor of the dinner. If you have never been to this annual event, we highly recommend it.