Our community initiatives program is built around our people-first approach to business. We work closely with our staff to support the causes that matter most to the people of Vista. When it comes to giving back to the community, Vista is a proud supporter of the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and a number of grassroots charitable initiatives, such as the Big Bike Challenge for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Past charitable initiatives include two unique campaigns: the Lil’ Shopper Contest in support of Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, and June Dresses, a month-long peer-to-peer fundraiser in support of women-focused initiatives.
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Vista sponsored the 2016 Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) in April and recently received a nice surprise in the mail: hand-written thank you notes from participants. We enjoyed reading the notes and learning about the many interesting projects from the fair. This year, the CYSF was the largest regional science fair in Canada, with over 900 […]
Over the Christmas season, Vista had the opportunity to adopt 17 families through NeighbourLink Calgary’s annual Adopt-A-Family initiative. Vista staff purchased gifts for families in need, including clothing, toys and housewares in addition to raising over $7,000, which was used by NeighbourLink volunteers to purchase grocery gift cards and to fulfill the Christmas wishlists of Vista’s […]
In honour of our 30th year in business, Vista Projects donated $30,000 to the Calgary Food Bank as part of the 30th annual CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive. In a world-class city like Calgary, no one should go without food, yet in 2014, one in eleven Calgarians went to the food bank for help. […]
On August 31 Vista staff had the opportunity to pedal a 30-seat bike approximately two kilometres around the Mountain View campus in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The ride marked Vista’s fifth year taking part in the Big Bike Challenge. This year, team Vista raised $2,794 in support of heart disease and stroke […]
With both imposing stance and exuberant personality, it’s no wonder Vista Buyer / Expediter Doug Shermack is passionate about Kyokushin, a style of karate in which opponents fight to test each other’s skills and training, but greet each other with a friendly handshake and a big hug. Doug began his training 5 years ago, when […]
The Alberta BMX Provincial races turned out to be an exciting for Vista sponsored Max and Igor Ganakovsky. A new addition to the expert class in Alberta – the highest class for amateur BMX racers – 11 year old Max won two of the three qualifying motos, but crashed out in the finals, leaving him […]
We would like to congratulate Vista Mechanical Engineer, Igor Ganakovsky, for finishing first place in his class at the BMX Canada Fraser Valley Nationals last weekend! Vista is proud to sponsor Igor and his son, Max, in their BMX competitions. Max took second place in his class on the weekend. Click here for a video of […]
Vista Projects presented a cheque for $14,000 to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (KCCFA) this morning during a live broadcast of City TV’s Breakfast Television (BT). Vista partnered with BT for the Lil’ Shopper Contest, which gave four lucky kids 60 seconds to fill a shopping cart at Mastermind Toys. The money raised for KCCFA during this campaign […]
Vista mechanical engineer Lexi Wolkowski took part in a gaming marathon last weekend to raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The campaign is called Extra Life and brings together gamers from all over Canada and the U.S. to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The Extra Life Calgary Guild has raised $123,000 (and growing) for […]
Vista sponsored Max Ganakovsky in competitive BMX racing this year. Max won six of nine races in the Alberta BMX Cup Series and is ranked #1 in the province for his age category. On October 4, Max competed in the Canadian National Championships in Drummondville, Quebec. Racing in heavy rain on an unfamiliar, very technical […]