Millrise Place wins 3rd Spirit Award

Published Thursday, November 14, 2013

Millrise Place wins 3rd Team Spirit Award from Heart & Stroke of Alberta

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Millrise Place employees celebrate winning their 3rd Team Spirit Award from Heart & Stroke of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut

“One never goes into a fundraising effort to win a prize – it’s always about raising money for a cause that you believe in and are passionate about,” says Colleen Baxter, Marketing Manager for Millrise Place.

“However, we have to admit that it is very gratifying to be recognized as a winner of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut’s Spirit Award for the third time.  When we made the announcement to our staff, there were a lot of very happy faces.  It’s really a tribute to them for taking time to raise money and awareness for Heart & Stroke.”

Millrise staff competed against approximately 112 other Calgary area teams to win the Spirit Award which is based on a spirit points ranking system covering 14 different criteria that include enthusiasm, team spirit, team cheer, music, themed t-shirts, organization and generally, making a lot of noise.

Baxter added that the 30 enthusiastic employees who participated in the Big Bike Challenge at Fish Creek Park as part of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta’s Spirit Award process, are passionate healthcare workers that also like to have fun.  “We have our own team cheer and warm-up exercise routines and we use a lot of noisemakers.” 

“The Millrise Place staff take pride in their jobs and like giving back to the seniors’ community where they work.  The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta is an ideal recipient of our fundraising efforts. It ties in beautifully with our employees’ daily practice of making a difference in the lives of Alberta seniors.”

 

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Millrise Place employees competed against approximately 112 teams to win the Spirit Award which is based on a spirit points ranking system covering

14 different criteria that include enthusiasm, team spirit, team cheer, music, themed t-shirts, organization and generally, making a lot of noise.

 

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Millrise Place staff prepare for the Big Bike Challenge at Fish Creek Park with exercise routine and loud cheers.

 

About Millrise Place – “We Take Care To Heart” 

Located in SW Calgary, Millrise Place is among the most progressive Seniors’ Assisted Living residences in Calgary.  At Millrise Place, we take great pride in providing an independent quality of life for our residents that translates into peace of mind for their families and loved ones. We truly practice what we preach. We take care to heart by providing exemplary housing, personal care, safety, security and companionship for our residents. Millrise Place can accommodate up to 140 residents.  It also offers Safe Living accommodation for up to 24 dementia/Alzheimer’s residents. www.millriseplace.ca