Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Edmonton’s CDI College Raises Big Money for Charities

CDI CollegeEdmonton’s CDI College is giving back to the community in a big way, with a recent event that raised over $10,000 for various charities.

The school recently held an apprentice-style competition, with the proceeds going to each team’s chosen charity. Armed only with pizza and ideas, teams had to find creative ways to sell Papa Johns pizza, during the one-and-a-half hour competition.

“This event definitely exceeded my expectations and I am so proud of both my staff and Edmontonians for stepping up to the plate to help out some well-deserving charities,” stated Kyle Ferbey, CDI College Edmonton City Centre Campus Director.

“In addition to helping the community we live and work in, I think our team members set a great example for our students on how important it is to give back.”

He added it would be nice to see this event become a yearly tradition, and expand to more of CDI’s campuses.

In the end, The winning team, called Team Rooftoppers, raised an impressive $3,774.32. Their charity was Habitat for Humanity.

Here’s how the teams stacked up against each other:

  • CDI Team Rooftoppers (Habitat for Humanity) = $3,774.32
  • CDI Team NRJ3=MC2 (Stollery Children’s Hospital) = $2,184.23
  • CDI Team Seedy Eyes (Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area) = $1,637.00
  • CDI Team LLL (Youth Emergency Shelter) = $1,365.22
  • CDI Team Bulbits (Edmonton Humane Society) = $1,156.26

Schools mentioned: CDI College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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