As a company firmly grounded in the communities in which we live and work, we often look for opportunities to give back. When we were contacted by the fundraising department from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) late in 2016, we were all ears. Their pitch was simple - it turned out that BCIT students required reliable transportation to get them to and from field assignments and they were wondering if we were interested in contributing. With several of our own employees having benefitted from BCIT's practical field-based programs, we saw this as a great way to lend support in a meaningful way. A plan to purchase a van was rolled out - all it needed was funding. Along with other supporting partners, EDI committed $1000/year over a 5 year period to cover the van purchase and ongoing maintenance.
On November 17, 2017, the van was unveiled and EDI's Naomi Sands (BCIT Alumni - pictured) was on hand to represent EDI and our continuing support to BCIT and this very worthwhile endeavour.