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Inaugural tour of the Bring an MP to Work campaign; a remarkable success! 

 

 

On June 29th, the inaugural tour of the Bring an MP to Work campaign took place with remarkable success!

The Bring an MP to Work campaign provides an opportunity for those leading the way in the creation and rehabilitation of key infrastructure to demonstrate the significant role that consulting engineers play within society. This campaign also serves as a great way to help federal politicians recognize the important impact infrastructure investments have on Canadians across the country and particularly within their own ridings and communities.

 

Pictured here, left-right: MP Michael Cooper (St. Albert-Edmonton), Greg Burghardt (Arrow President & CEO), MP Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend).

Arrow Engineering, a joint member firm of ACEC-Canada and Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) is an Edmonton-based engineering firm that works on a wide and diverse range of projects across Western Canada, Ontario, and the North. They were the first organization to sign-up and eagerly take part in the campaign.

With help from ACEC’s government relations partner Impact Public Affairs, Arrow invited two Members of Parliament, Michael Cooper (St. Albert-Edmonton), and Matt Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), to tour the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project with Arrow President & CEO Greg Burghardt. Tour participants were also welcomed to the site by Clark Builders.

After first opening its doors in 1967, this centralized branch of the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) was renamed in 1996 in honour of library champion Stanley A. Milner. Situated in the heart of Edmonton the library garners over 1.2 million visits each year and is part of an award-winning library system. During the estimated 3-year renewal and revitalization project, the library will undergo a substantial transformation and will serve as a fundamental component of Edmonton’s future economic growth.

The tour provided Arrow with the opportunity to raise the visibility of their firm in their own community and nationally by showcasing this amazing project to their local MPs while highlighting the importance of the consulting engineering sector.

 

“We recently worked with ACEC to organize a tour of a project we’re extremely proud of – the Stanley Milner Library revitalization in downtown Edmonton. Touring this project with several MP’s gave us a unique opportunity to showcase the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in working on public projects.”

- Leanne Wierenga Manager, Marketing &
Communications with Arrow Engineering

 

As evidenced by the positive feedback received from the participants, the inaugural tour was a real success. 

“We owe ACEC a huge thanks for helping us to organize this event, and look forward to working with them on similar initiatives moving forward.”

 

Are you interested in showcasing the valuable contribution you and your colleagues make to your community? Would you like to enhance your relationship with your local MP? Click here for more details on scheduling an MP visit to your project and help us in #SharingOurStory.