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Hospice Society of Campbell River Golf Tournament 

Osprey Electric Community Involvement and Ideas in Action 

Ideas lead to vision when put                   into words.                 Words lead to actions that affect change. 

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Empowering Communities Through Sustainable Energy 

 

Osprey Electric Solar Giveaway Contest! 

Osprey Electric is dedicated to forging meaningful connections within our communities in which we operate. In 2024, we are actively seeking a like-minded community partner: a Not For Profit or Registered Charity Society in the Comox Valley and Campbell River Area, to join us in the journey towards a sustainable future. 

What's at Stake?? 

Osprey Electric is offering a great opportunity to benefit from a comprehensive solar system installation with zero expenses for the participating society while also contributing to a greener landscape with the Campbell River and Comox Valley. We aim to install a grid-connected solar system with the capacity of up to 10kW. The innovative renewable energy system has the potential to generate approximately 11,000 kWh annually, reducing the society's operating costs for energy by up to $1,300 per year. 

Key Contest Details: 

Contest Period: February 1st to April 30th, 2024 

Winner Announcement: May 15th, 2024

How to Enter:

Simply click the link below in the enter here to see if your Not For Profit or Charity Society qualifies. 

Please review full contest terms and conditions. 

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People.
Planet.
Profit.

Absolutely inspiring isn't it?

See what we're doing below

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Every year we take on a few charity construction projects that directly give back to the community in meaningful ways and inspire our staff, customers, and suppliers. See below for a few of our success stories

LUSH Valley 

Comox Valley,BC 2022

 

This year Osprey was able to extend its services to help with the LUSH Valley community initiative. This is a non-profit organization in the Comox Valley. Their focuse is on food security and their projects are to support, educate and empower people to learn how to grow, harvest and reduce waste. The teach people how to cook healthy local food and provide hot meals and healthy food boxes to members of the community experience food insecurity. Osprey jumped on the idea of helping this organization when an upgrade was needed for their new building. Our staff volunteered their time, and we donated the supplies to do a 400V service upgrade to their new space in Tintown. Great job from Osprey and the people at LUSH Valley. 

 

Community Hospice Dream Home

Nanaimo,BC 2021-2022 

 

Nanaimo Community Hospice is a community organization that provides compassionate support, education and advocacy for those living with advanced illness, dying and bereavement. We had the privilege to partake in last years Dream Home Lottery. We completed a full design and wiring of a luxury home from start to finish. This included a dunk swimming pool with extremely efficient Heating System. We had multiple weekends of 10-20 employees showing up and donating all of their time to help complete this project for the Nanaimo Haven Society.

Island Crisis Care Society- Bakery Project 

Nanaimo, BC 2022 

 

ICCS is an organization that address the needs of the community and provides a safe place to live for many battling with addictions or in need of consoling. In this project Osprey worked in support of the Island Crisis Care Society to renovate an age old bakery in Nanaimo into a new, modern feel bakery with a new café, lighting, and sitting areas. The revenue generated from this bakery will directly go back into supporting the many programs of ICCS

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The crew

ESPERANZA 
Tahais, BC May 2014

 

Our staff brought forward a charity located 40 minutes south of Tahsis that was in dire need of some serious electrical upgrades. This location was actually the first hospital on the west coast and has helped hundreds of people located in these remote communities. Current day, it is a retreat center and also a kids camp focused on serving the communities in the Remote North Island area. Their distribution was wired overhead and was a patchwork of additions done by volunteers dating back to the early 1900's. Osprey was able to take on this project and for 5 days we did a complete upgrade and overhaul of their overhead wiring, underground distribution, minor repairs, update to generators, electrical panels and more. Thanks to the combine efforts of Osprey staff and Experanza community we installed over $45,000 of materials which helped in the future preservation of this historic community. 

FOODSHARE SOLAR PROJECT
Nanaimo, BC, Jan 2016

 

When the Foodshare Centre Nanaimo approached Osprey for a Solar Proposal, our staff immediately saw this as an opportunity to give back in a meaningful way. What's so beautiful about this project is that it was 100% spearheaded and completed by staff and not senior management. Osprey supported our staff logistically, but in the end the install and labor was 100% donated on the weekend to ensure Foodshare maximized their budget for solar production. 

Paul Manly produced a video for FoodShare briefly outlining this project.  

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LOAVES AND FISHES: FOOD BANK PROJECT 

Nanaimo, BC,February 2014 

 

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank was the very first non-profit project Osprey had the privilege to be part. When we were approached to quote on their proposed purchase and renovation of this very old "heritage?" warehouse, we thought this would be a great way we could give back to the community. This upgrade included a complete demo and re-wire of most of the warehouse, LED lighting upgrade, service upgrade, addition of offices, new security lighting and more. 

In the end, 100% of electrical labor was donated and thanks to our suppliers at Wesco Nanaimo, EB Horseman, and Torbram Nanaimo, 90% of all materials were supplied for free. Our staff at Osprey blew us away with their commitment and follow through to make sure this food bank put its resources into feeding people and not "wiring".  

Here are a few other community initiatives we are passionate about and believe they help make our community a better place

 

Sports

 

Every year we sponsor local sports teams as well believe sports are inherently” good” for kids in our community.

Some sponsored teams are:

 

- Nanaimo Sr Baseball Association

- Parksville Royal Baseball Club

- Canaries Baseball Team

- Ladysmith Lightning Girls Baseball team

- Oceanside Jr Lacrosse

Campbell River Tyee Hockey Club. 

- We even have a, international champion surfer from the developing country of Nicaragua we support. 

 

Our support doesn’t stop there! Here are few more organizations Osprey is passionate about and has been supported financially or by labour in the community. 

- Inclusion Parksville Society Golf Tournament 

- Hospice Society of Campbell River Golf Tournament

- Camp Imadene- Non-profit organization supporting our island kids

- Parksville Rotary club

- Springwood elementary bike club 

- Springwood Baseball fields- Wire and connected new scoreboard

- Local Food Banks  

- Rugged Coast Research Society 

- Popcorn Revolution- Employment for adults with Autism

- Pacific Salmon Foundation Fundraiser for ocean awareness

- Parksville Museum- aided with time and materials for electrical upgrades

- Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club/ Nanaimo Aboriginal Center- Labour and Materials were donated to their daycare facility. 

- LuminAID- a successful non-profit dedicated to eliminating gas and kerosene lamps in Africa. This is accomplished by using a simple LED lantern, selling it through social enterprise, and helping developing nations recapture up to 15% of their income by using LED Solar technology instead of kerosene. 


Are you a non-profit with an electrical project you need help on?

 

Every year we choose charitable projects to donate to. Please contact us for more info.

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People.Planet.Profit.

Exceptional People
will produce
Exceptional Results

Further Info and Links
Below you will find a few links to articles, stories and websites that inspired us. 
 
LuminAID Solar Lanterns Helping Third world family recover on average 15% of there income by using solar-powered lanterns while empowering them through social enterprise. WIN. WIN. WIN!
 
The Story of Stuff - Great video showing our current model of consumption is affecting our planet and people.
 
Social Capitalism - A new idea that is revolutionizing how we look at business. Spearheaded by a bank founded by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.
 
Loaves and Fishes Nanaimo - British Columbia's most innovative food bank.
 
Pacific Wild Salmon Foundation
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