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HIGHLIGHTS

200 km over two days

Aecon participation has grown 50% each year

Enbridge has raised over $262 MILLION since 2008

Serving the Community Together

There is perhaps no better example to demonstrate the true essence of our client and supplier partnerships than the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The largest cycling fundraiser in Canada, both in numbers participating and funds raised, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) hosts annual charity rides in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised more than $262 million for cancer research, treatment, prevention and care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (Toronto) and the Jewish General Hospital Segal Cancer Centre (Montreal). The money raised represents a momentous contribution to the fight against a disease that has an impact on one in four Canadians.

In the early years of Aecon’s involvement, it was our executive team that carried the torch on behalf of our company, jumping on their bikes, riding the two-day, Toronto-to-Niagara route and raising thousands of dollars for the cause. Since then, Aecon’s level of participation has grown exponentially each year.

We now have, on average, some 30 employees riding each year under the official Team Aecon banner in Ontario and Alberta, all wearing branded uniforms designed by our in-house graphics team and generously donated by our Corporate Finance Team. What’s more, many employees who do not actually ride in the event contribute thousands of dollars in sponsorship of our Team Aecon cyclists, while many others serve as event volunteers and cheerleaders, lining the route, shouting their support with family and friends.

Our commitment to fostering great supplier partnerships is also evident with this event, as many of our key suppliers make personal and corporate donations in support of Team Aecon cyclists, while others have personally joined alongside us as participants in the ride each year!

Today, Team Aecon consists of men and women with all levels of cycling ability, from club cyclists to novices, and includes family members, friends and at least one cancer survivor. Crossing the finish line after two gruelling days and some 200 kilometres is a very emotional experience. We are thrilled to participate in this event with our colleagues and partners alike and honoured to be able to share the passion Enbridge has brought to their quest to conquer cancer in our lifetime.

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