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August Edition 2019
Matcom News
End of Summer Traffic BBQ!
Thank you to everyone who attended our summer BBQ!

We enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, and veggie burgers while lounging in the summer sun. πŸ”

Sorry to all who were unable to attend... stay tuned for more fun events to come!

Matcom Gives Back
Submit Your Charity Ideas
At Matcom, we are always looking for ways to give back to our community.

Our most recent charity suggestion was brought to us by Wayne Caicco. This initiative is in support of the Jordan Foundation Toy Drive. Matcom is more than happy to show our support this winter!

If you have a charity suggestion you would like to put forth, please submit your idea to Alexander McCleave.
Family Fun Day 2019
For this year's Family Fun Day, we will be attending a Toronto Argonauts game on September 28th at BMO field!

Please fill out the Survey Monkey questionnaire below to confirm your attendance. Each Matcom employee is invited to bring their children and 1 adult guest.

If your survey link doesn't work or the amount of guests you are bringing changes, don't worry! Simply contact Alexander McCleave or Pina Mucci to notify them of any changes.
It being family day, Matcom would like to inform everyone that this is a non-alcoholic event!
Submissions must be in by no later than September 6th. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Elevation Athletics Charity
Matcom was proud to sponsor Elevation Athletics annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament. This event encourages kids to put down their computers/phones and to get outside to play. The day was filled with great weather and smiles all around!

" On behalf of Elevation Athletics I would like to thank the Matcom family for your generous contribution to our 3-on-3 tournament last Thursday in Newmarket. The prizes were well appreciated and received. Your company's participation and support was a great assist in making the event a success."
Bart Ryan - Director of Elevation Athletics

To find out more about Elevation Athletics please follow the link below! To see more photos of the event please follow the link photos!
Learning At Matcom!
Attention Field Staff: Be The Best You Can Be
Are you thinking about developing a new skill set? Are you seeking new and rewarding challenges? Do you think you can handle more responsibility on the job? Do you have an idea about how to improve the company?
You are encouraged to talk to your foreman or project manager about opportunities to expand your knowledge!

There are plenty of training opportunities available for those willing to learn and work hard.


ο»Ώ"A dream does not become a reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work."

β€” Colin Powell

Do you have a LinkedIn Profile?
If you have a LinkedIn profile, please come see Alex McCleave! Matcom is aiming to make all our employees' LinkedIn profiles professional and uniform by the end of September.

If you do not have a profile and want to set one up, please contact Alex to book an appointment.
Employees in the Spotlight
Social Media Engagement
A special thanks goes out to the field staff for actively engaging with Matcom on social media and increasing our exposure. We encourage all Matcom friends and family to follow their lead!

Find Matcom on Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter , and Instagram @Matcom1976. All follows, likes, comments, and shares are greatly appreciated.
Matcom Fun and Games
Jersey Day Fridays in August
Every Friday for the month of August was Jersey Day! For a donation of $2.50 per day or $10.00 for the month, staff were invited to wear jerseys each Friday in support of the Richmond Hill Stars. We raised a total of $100.00 for the team! Matcom will be matching this donation! Thank you to everyone who participated.
Camouflage Fridays!

For the Month of September every Friday we will be wearing Camouflage attire! Please donate $2.50 every Friday or $10.00 for the entire month! All proceeds will be going to Wounded Warriors a charity suggested by Gareth Haynes! Any donation is appreciated big or small. Please give your donations to Alexander McCleave.

So everyone bring out your camo gear and support!

For more information on Wounded Warriors please follow the link below.

Field Staff Draw
The winner of this months' draw is Dylan Keizerwaard. Please come and collect your gift from Alexander McCleave upstairs!

ο»ΏDon't worry, next month there will be another random winner. Stay tuned for more opportunities to win! If you haven't collected your prize yet, please go and see Alexander McCleave.
Volleyball for Sick Kids
Matcom is interested in starting a volleyball team in support of SickKids Heatwave charity event. If you are interested in joining please send Alexander McCleave an email. The event is on September 28th starting at 9:00am and goes to roughly 2:30pm!

Please take into account this is the same day as family fun day! The Argo's game starts at 7:00pm. Please plan accordingly if you wish to do both.

The first 10 people to register will be put on a team to compete for Matcom!
Stay in the Know: Health and Safety
Prevention of Slips, Trips, and Falls
Don't let safety slip!  πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ

Slips  happen when there is too little friction or traction between the footwear and the walking surface. 

Trips  happen when your foot collides with an object causing you to lose your balance and fall.

The good news? Slips and trips are totally preventable! Check out this article for fall prevention tips!
Industry News
Oakville millwright to compete in World Skills Competition in Russia
Twenty-two-year-old Oakvillian millwright Jake Doan will be representing  Canada  in the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia this August! 

According to Jake, being a successful  millwright requires attention to detail, mechanical knowledge, high precision ability, communication, dedication, and hard work.
β€œI hope to gain experience and challenge myself during the WorldSkills competition in Russia … and learn about the work requirements of a millwright around the world and how it differs from Canada,” said Doan,
Last year, BigRep revealed the first ever fully 3D-printed e-motorbike!

All parts of the bike - excluding the electrical components - are 3D-printed, including the rims, frame, tires, fork, and seat.
Local News
Smoke, heat detectors needed in garages, York Region fire safety officers say

Despite major efforts to improve fire safety in Ontario β€” including requiring smoke detectors in bedrooms, every level of the house, and even insisting that all new builds have strobe lights for the hearing impaired β€” there is no requirement in Ontario's fire safety code that garages also contain smoke detectors.
Vaughan: Oktoberfest
Celebrate Vaughan's Early Okotberfest at Wonderland!

September 14 - September 15 (Sat, Sun)
September 21 - September 22 (Sat, Sun)

Oktoberfest at the park will include authentic German-themed food and beverage specials, traditional festival bands, and daily activities! Dust off your stein and come join the party for two fun-filled weekends!

Oktoberfest is INCLUDED with Park Admission 
Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canadas Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6, Vaughan, Canada
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If you have a story, game idea, or news article to share, we would love to hear from you! Reach out to Alexander McCleave with your story ideas for the next newsletter.