• SECURE partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Drayton Valley

    The Boys and Girls Club of Drayton Valley recognized their first Corporate Sponsor for the start-up of their local chapter - SECURE Energy Services. Representatives of our Pembina Landfill and Drayton Full Service Terminal presented a cheque of $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club yesterday. We are so excited to partner with this amazing organization in our community.

    September 2013

  • SECURE Employees Lend a Helping Hand During Alberta Flood

    On June 20th the city of Calgary was declared in a state of local emergency after 100 mm of rain were forecasted to fall in the next two days, which caused both rivers running through the city to flood creating an overwhelming amount of damage to many Calgary communities. With homes being ruined in many areas including Beltline, Bonnybrook, Bowness, Bridgeland Industrial Area, Chinatown/Eau Claire, Cliff Bungalow, Deer Run, Discovery Ridge, Downtown/East Village, Elbow Park, Erlton, Inglewood, Hillhurst, Mission, Montgomery, Quarry Park, Rideau, Riverbend, Riverdale, Roxboro, Stanley Park/Elboya, Sunnyside, Victoria Park, Westmount and Windsor Park employees set out in their rubber boots to help residents of our community in need. Shortly after the initial flooding, SECURE sponsored a BBQ and sent out a cleanup team to help residents of High River.

    July 2013

  • Drayton Valley's Roadside Cleanup

    As part of our efforts to be good neighbors, the staff of the Drayton Valley Full Service Terminal participated in a roadside cleanup on May 16, 2013. Five kilometers of ditch alongside Highway 22 has been adopted by the facility for the next three years through Alberta Transportation’s Caring for Alberta’s Highways program.

    On that Thursday afternoon, nine workers gathered to grab a quick bite, run through a safety meeting, and then break into two teams of four starting at either end of the ditch and finishing at the middle. One person was appointed to drive the pickup to shuttle people, water, bags and snacks as well as acting as first aid support.

    Sixty-three bright orange bags were filled with a vast array of items ranging from Mcdonalds cups to previously enjoyed diapers. A pile of hypodermic needles were flagged and left for the highway crew to dispose of safely. The first item that the south team picked up was a pair of tighty whities. It makes one scratch his head to consider the stories behind the items ending up in the ditch.

    The day proved to be an excellent time to work together outside of the regular routine and accomplish a shared goal.

    Alberta Transportation has ordered a sign with the company name on it which will mark the section of highway adopted by the facility.

    June 2013

  • SECURE Energy Services takes to the Bike Paths

    Employees from SECURE's Drilling Services division took part in the annual "Bike to Work Day" in order to help eliminate pollution and congestion in Calgary's downtown core

    On May 3rd, 2013 Calgary cyclists put their car keys down and hopped on the bike trails for their daily commute to work in support of the Calgary Bike to Work Day, including some of our very own SECURE employees. Braving the chilly morning air and threats of rain the riders dusted of their bike equipment and joined many other Calgarians
    for the morning commute.

    Bike to Work Day helps celebrate and promote cycling as a healthy, convenient, efficient, and low-cost means of transportation, which helps contribute to the reduction of inner city traffic congestion and pollution. The event started at 6 am with 7 "Energy Pit Stops" placed throughout the city for riders to stop in for free bike tune ups, prizes, refreshments, and encouragement. These pit stops gave cyclists the opportunity to have their bikes tuned up for spring and summer free of charge by different bike shops from around the city. This is preceded by a free pancake breakfast at Eau Claire market, where the sun finally decided to come out right in time for the group to enjoy some pancakes and cycle in to the office together.

    It was a great day to start of the cycling season, and allowed for the riders to meet other bike-commuters in the organization.

    June 2013

  • SECURE’s Construction Team Donates Lumber

    Hello, Neighbour!

    Our construction team moves into a variety of small communities on a regular basis, and we’re always looking to build and maintain the positive relationships we have with our neighbors.

    While constructing the now completed Rocky Mountain House FST, our team was able to help the local longstanding Boy Scout Facility, the Goldeye Centre, in Nordegg, AB.

    After finding that the lumber mill wouldn’t want the poplar wood we recovered from the site, our local construction supervisor brought to attention that perhaps the Goldeye Centre could benefit; after all, they had just installed a wood boiler for pumping heat into the facility.

    Seventeen truckloads later, the non-profit youth and adolescent facilities heating costs will be dramatically cut for the year so they can continue to run camps, corporate retreats and school programs with a lower overhead cost. 

    April 2013