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Charities We Support

Supporting local charities and causes is what we do at Westerra Equipment.

Canadian Cancer Society

We are a proud sponsor for the Canadian Cancer Society since 2017. We support them as BC Regional Sponsor for the CIBC Run for the Cure, and through our sister company’s Pink Forklift program.

An annual 5K/1K walk or run held in October, CIBC Run for the Cure raises vital funds for breast cancer research, compassionate support services, trusted cancer information and advocacy across Canada. Yearly, we support the event by running and walking, and providing forklift equipment and operators to assist with setup and tear down at the Vancouver and Surrey run sites.

Year round, we support the CCS through our Pink Forklift Program run by our sister company, Williams Machinery. We rent out two custom pink Clark forklifts with every profit dollar from these rentals going to the organization.

We have raised over $80,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society over the years.

 Williams Machinery's Pink Forklift Program support the Canadian Cancer Society 

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF)

We have raised over $17,000 in donations for Jeans Day and their Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic over the last 7 years. Jeans Day supports children’s healthcare and research in BC. May 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of Jeans Day.

Every year we are proud to sponsor BCCHF’s Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic. Team members volunteer their time at the one-day charity tournament to help raise donations for BC Children’s Hospital.

Westerra Equipment supports BC Children's Hospital Foundation Westerra Equipment is a proud sponsor for the Building for Kids Charity Golf Classic, presented by BC Children's Hospital Foundation

CKNW Kids’ Fund Pink Shirt Day

For three years, Westerra Equipment has supported CKNW Kids’ Fund Pink Shirt Day. Every February, we put on our pink shirts to raise awareness for the impact of bullying on children, and raise funds for anti-bullying programs across Western Canada. Over the years, we have raised $2500 for the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

Westerra Equipment in Nanaimo, BC supports CKNW Kids Pink Shirt Day Westerra Equipment in Abbotsford, BC supports CKNW Kids' Fund Pink Shirt Day

Other charities and initiatives we support throughout the year are Adopt a Family, and local food and clothing drives.