Local business donates to youth sports association | Energeticcity.ca
With the help of corporate sponsors like Peaceland Oilfield Services, the Josh Lequiere Society has financially helped 138 children of Fort St. John play sports or participate in a healthy activity.
“We also provide sports equipment, whether it’s skates and running shoes, sweatpants, as well as our corporate sponsors throughout the city.”
What separates this society from other societies in the province is that the Josh Lequiere Society raises funds from the local community and donates funds rather than to the whole province or country. In addition, funds can be distributed much faster through the Josh Lequiere Society.
“You can ask a single mom or dad to come to us for help, and we can cut them a check that day. It means the world to them because if they don’t involve their son or daughter, who knows what might happen to that son or daughter.
Lequiere is a firm believer in the character building aspect of sport.
“One thing about sports in general, it teaches you that sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. You try to win as much as you can, and sometimes you lose. It builds character, it’s a great way to meet new friends, and it plays a big role in people’s character when they become adults. “
Lequière says his sporting experience has helped him in his professional life, especially in his new post on city council. Being a team leader was something he had prepared for in track and field.
The opportunity to give back to the local community was a simple decision for Peaceland Oilfield Services.
“Businesses fortunate enough to keep their heads above water in these difficult times, remember their responsibility to the local community, and community stewardship especially,” said Watson Engelbert, Business Development at Peaceland Oilfield Services.
“We wanted to work with the less fortunate youth of Fort St. John and sort of revolve around the idea of physical activity. What better organization to partner with than the Josh Lequiere Society, whose primary purpose is to remind every child, no matter what the financial means, that they are all part of one team. From a community investment perspective, this most closely matches our core values. “