COMPETITION WATCH: Wes Armour, ATS win awards for community service, company wellness
July 27, 2012
MONCTON, N.B. -- Armour Transportation Systems’ (ATS) president and CEO Wes Armour has won the “Builder of Youth Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton. The award, presented to Armour on May 16, is...
MONCTON, N.B. — Armour Transportation Systems’ (ATS) president and CEO Wes Armour has won the “Builder of Youth Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Boys and Girls Club of Moncton. The award, presented to Armour on May 16, is the highest honour the Boys and Girls Club can bestow on anyone in the Greater Moncton community.
Over the past decade, ATS has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to youth-related activities and charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, community hospitals and universities, and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Armour has also contributed his time through mentorship and financial support on behalf of young entrepreneurs across New Brunswick. The company offers an annual scholarship program to the children of ATS employees who have started their first year of post-secondary studies.
“I accept the ‘Builder of Youth Lifetime Achievement Award’ with pride because I believe in the purpose of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, which is to ‘give every child a chance for a better future,’” Armour said during his acceptance speech.
The award was the second for ATS this spring. On April 24, ATS received the “Wellness at Heart Award” from the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation at “The Power to Change” Workplace Wellness Conference. ATS was selected in the Silver category.
The award recognizes how ATS has made wellness an integral part of their organization through initiatives related to physical activity, tobacco-free living, healthy eating and psychological wellness.
Since 2006, ATS has been actively promoting their “Shift Gears, Live Well” Wellness Program, which provides opportunities geared at promoting “healthy lifestyles within a healthy workplace,” the company said.
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