DCC runs and cheers in the 10th annual Canada Army Run

DCC stepped up its participation in the Canada Army Run in 2017. Not only did many employees participate in the races, but staff and family members also set up a construction-themed cheering station for the 10th edition of the race, held in Ottawa on September 17, 2017.

“DCC employees have participated in this race for many years,” said James Paul, DCC President and CEO. “Having a cheering station is our way of giving even more support to the thousands of extraordinary event participants, and to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve Canada at home and abroad.”

The DCC cheering station was in a prime location, so volunteers sporting safety vests and hard hats could cheer on every one of the 21,000 participants in the 5K and 10K races and the half-marathon. The cheerers held up signs with messages of encouragement, while cowbells and music pumped up the volume.

The hot and humid weather was no match for the dedication of DCC’s volunteers, who remained enthusiastic throughout the day. Some even stayed to cheer on the last half-marathon participant—a female soldier running in full gear with her dog by her side.

The event raised funds for Soldier On and the Support Our Troops Fund, both of which provide support to military members and their families in Canada.


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