Ottawa, Ontario (December 5, 2017) – PCL’s members of Ottawa’s Young Construction
Leaders (OYCL) were front and centre in choosing
Christie Lake Camp in Perth, Ontario, as the location where the group’s efforts
were focused over the past year.
Nick Frauley, PCL project coordinator and former
OYCL 2017 chairman; Brandon Lachapelle, PCL assistant superintendent and
former OYCL 2016 chairman; and Josh McNicoll, PCL field coordinator
and current OYCL member, donated their time to secure labor,
material, and manpower, for a September build. They additionally reached
out to John DeVries, president of the Ottawa Construction Association, asking
him to put out a call for support to OCA members, who responded with
approximately $5000 in donations.
The OYCL came together on the 19th of September to donate its time and
resources for the Christie Lake camp. All the combined support
and major teamwork resulted in a repaired deck, painting of 24 cabins, and two
new roofs at the camp...all ahead of schedule.
“With Ottawa’s extreme weather this past
year, we were fortunate for such great weather during the build,” said organizer Brandon Lachapelle from PCL.
“We were even more fortunate to have
such hardworking volunteers who helped the OCA and OYCL to complete another
successful build. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who made this
exciting project possible.”
OYCL comes together annually as a
team to give back to the community, and provides a
platform for the young members of the Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) to
build relationships within the construction industry. This year the OYCL sat with Paul McCarney, Senior VP of
Tomlinson Group, to discuss where they would like to direct their time and
resources for the 2017 year. Mr. McCarney has dedicated his passion, time, and a voice to
Christie Lake Camp for many years.
Christie Lake Camp provides quality
year-round community and camp programs to economically disadvantaged children and youth at no cost.
Counsellors and administrators work to enrich the lives of children at the
camp, and to help them develop physical, artistic, and social skills, positive
attitudes, and personal qualities. The camp relies on
donations, sponsorships, and volunteers from the
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