What does “Community” mean to you? That is a question being asked by the filmmaker towards a Stantec volunteer. Community is the place we live, help and be helped, give and be given, respect and be respected, love and be loved. As Chrysalis and Stantec share the same values, Chrysalis was proud to be one of the hosts of the event, where five Stantec volunteers spent one day with five Chrysalis individuals. In the morning, the group walked to Community Natural Foods Chinook store, a long-term community partner of Chrysalis.
Tara, Product Trainer of CNF, gave them a tour and a some excellent information on healthy food choices . The group picked up the ingredients for afternoon snacks and returned to the office. In the art room Stantec staff and Chrysalis individuals worked together on a masterpiece called “My Community.” Lunch time was filled with laughter and happy conversation. Following lunch we showed the staff the video and gave a tour of the facility which provided them a great overview of our services and programs. In the afternoon, Stantec volunteers along with Chrysalis individuals kept busy preparing the afternoon snacks for everyone in the office. Pepper hummus, creamy white bean veggie dip, creamy peanut butter dip, and fruit slices were served with crackers and pita slices! Healthy, colourful and tasty!
Stantec staff were impressed by Chrysalis’ high quality service and loving environment. A stronger relationship has been established between the two organizations and we look forward to future opportunities!