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From September 6th to 21st, Long View participated in the Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC), along with over 180 other Calgary companies!

The CCC is a volunteer-driven event for Calgary’s business community. It is made up of athletic events as well some not – so – athletic events. In a manner similar to the Olympics, the CCC has opening and closing ceremonies and a philosophy that places more emphasis on sportsmanship and spirit than it does winning.

So, pretty much an ideal thing for us at Long View to get involved in. This year marked the second year that we have participated and also my second time for organizing our team.

65-70 Long View employees signed up to compete in events ranging from a 10km run, to foosball, to donating blood. We registered in the mini division, where companies can choose to participate in up to 10 different events. And of course we went all in and registered for the full 10!

Our games were kicked off with a fantastic start when we had the honor of having our own Jeff Matthews run the last leg of the torch relay during the opening gala, lighting the torch at Eau Claire Market in front of thousands of spectators!

We went on to take silver medals in both foosball and volleyball as well as a bronze in the 10km run. One of the most challenging and competitive events is urban orienteering and we placed seventh in it; something I’m pretty proud of.

Participating in the Calgary Corporate Challenge and organizing a team as large as ours at Long View can be lots of work. But, it is a hugely rewarding experience that brings people together from different parts of our business and spreads the Long View spirit among our peers in corporate Calgary.

I can’t wait until next year.