A helping hand from Canada’s Rodren Drilling

April 27, 2016

Most of us think that mining sector community involvement is the province of the major players only, but a drilling contractor in Canada has shown that this is not the case. Canadian diamond drilling contractor Rodren Drilling’s “Metres For Kids” initiative is proving that lending a helping hand is for anyone who feels like it, not just big companies.
Says Rod Cyr, president of Rodren Drilling: “I always had in the back of my mind that we should give a little back to help others whenever possible. Seeing kids suffer from illness or tragedy is a heart breaker.”
Rod started Rodren’s “Metres for Kids” program in 2010, with the company giving a portion of their profits to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, Canada. The principle couldn’t be simpler – the more Rodren drilled, the more they gave.
Rod then set about encouraging others in the industry to follow suit, and many have. Imdex’s Reflex and AMC are big contributors. Others, like Fordia and Dimatec, Boart Longyear, Frontier Industries and MBI, also joined up. Not to mention the numerous individual donations from people in the industry.
“The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has done amazing things with the funds raised and we are very proud to have been able to help,“ Rod adds. “I know that times are tough right now and everyone has a hard luck story or a million reasons why they can’t give something, but tell that to a sick kid and see if they understand.”