COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
BV Electric is actively engaged in the community and supports many local organizations and fundraising events. BV Electric has been a long-time supporter of program events such as the Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club, Creative Roots Performing Art Studio, Bulkley Valley Hospital Foundation and the Smithers Rotary Club. We strongly believe in hiring and supporting local talent; for instance, we have a ‘local first’ policy for hiring electricians. We have also developed programs with local First Nations communities to help identify and support local apprenticeships.
Northwest Community College
We have partnered with NWCC to develop the BV Electric “powering your future” financial award. We have established a yearly award that helps future electricians with a financial award of $1000.00 towards their first year electrical foundation tuition. This is an example of how committed we are in developing future trades people to work and service our communities for years to come.
For mor information on this award visit http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/financial-aid/bv-electric-powering-your-future
For over 30 years our staff has been working throughout the north west of British Columbia and have relations with various First Nations groups. We are actively working with the following groups:
Gitanyow, Moricetown Band, Skin Tyee, Nisga’a, Tahltan, Gitanmaax, Gitxsan, Burnslake Band, Tahltan, Wet'suwet'en, Fort Babine Band, Lake Babine nation, Gitwangak
BV Electric is proud to create and foster ‘win-win’, mutually beneficial partnerships in Northern BC and in all the regions in which our projects serve. We are committed to providing long-term social and economic contributions to our First Nations communities.
The Smithers Ski Club
The Smithers Ski Club has been training athletes for over thirty years. Thanks to the tireless dedication of parents and coaches they have produced many provincial and national team members. At its height the club boasted thirty alpine members, twelve of which were racing at the elite FIS level and traveling throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
The club also operates the grass roots Nancy Greene Ski Program that provides ski instruction and race training to kids from the ages of 5 to 11 years old. The program has grown to become one of the largest in the province.
BV Electric has been providing financial support to the Smithers Ski Club for the past three years and will continue to provide support in the future.
Creative Roots Performing Arts
Creative Roots is a Performing Arts Studio that welcomes artists of all ages, levels and styles! We are excited to bring the joy and art of dance & theatre to the Bulkley Valley.
Although we’ve been around for over thirty years, we are a young and vibrant studio offering an extensive and diverse variety of programs. We take great pride in our skilled teaching staff and the quality instruction that they provide. We promote a premiere technical dance base for our students within a fun, friendly and supportive environment.
School Dostrict #54 Trades and Technical Program
On May 22nd 7 students from the School District 54 Trades and Technical program participated in a pilot project called “Project Power” with BV Electric Ltd. The visionaries behind this project was Monica Strimbold, Trades Coordinator for School District 54 and Philippe Bernier, Director, Community Relations and Business Development. The concept saw the students exposed to service jobs and equipment seen as a journeyman electrician. Located at BV Electric’s head office in Telkwa BC, Project Manager, Blair Ongman and Safety Coordinator, Daryl Wilson led the students through a day of various operational items. After the safety orientation the students prepared a 200 amp pole that will one day power a house or building in our area. The 7 students walk away from the project with BV Electric hard hats, visibility vest and work gloves. The project was a great success and we at BV Electric look forward to continuing this project with the school district 54 with the aspiration to develop future electricians.
Smithers Junior Softball Society
Just a note to say Thank You on behalf of Smithers Junior Softball Society and the children and youth of the Bulkley Valley! BV Electric’s support of a team in our House League, Squirt Division made it possible for our kids to enjoy a season of softball. Because our society is comprised of volunteers, every dollar of your sponsorship contribution went directly back into the softball program. I also wanted to let you know about some accomplishments our softball league has made, in part due to your support. In 2011, we hosted 2 spring indoor skills clinics in partnership with the Town of Smithers; an NCCP Level 2 coaching clinic for our team coaches; and a Softball BC umpires clinic that provides paid umpiring opportunities for our community’s youth during this season.
Thanks again, for your support.
Yours in Sport,
Vice President, Smithers Junior Softball Society
Creative Sprouts Arts Studio
The main focus of Creative Sprouts is to provide a space and materials necessary for creative expression. By providing a creative outlet you allow your child to explore the endless opportunities of the imagination. A healthy imagination encourages divergent thinking (original solutions) and also creates unique, individual works of art. Results are always wonderful! When a child produces a work that is praised and admired, cherished and displayed, the child builds self-esteem. Above all I want to make art an exciting experience for kids.
BV Electric has been providing materials for the children’s art projects for the past 2 years.
Smithers Rotary Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament
Smithers Charity Golf Tournament started in 1992 as a fundraiser for the Bulkley Valley Child Development Center to help fund a new facility. The BVCDC offers support in Hazelton, Houston, Smithers, and surrounding areas. The BVCDC services include speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and many more. BV Electric is proud to be a sponsor of this fabulous event for such a great cause.