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Charity/ Community

Charity/ Community at Turkstra – 2018

One of our core values as a company is to give back and support the communities where we live and work. It’s a tradition that has spanned for 3 generations and over 65 years.

Customer Appreciation BBQs

In May or June, each Branch held one very special BBQ where invitations were sent to hundreds of customers and email subscribers to come and enjoy a free BBQ. Customers were not only able to enjoy a delicious meal, they also got a chance to play industry related games and take advantage of some special promos; PLUS, we made a donation to a local charity for each person who attended.

Weekly Charity BBQS

Each Friday from May through September, each Turkstra Lumber branch hosts a charity BBQ in support of a local charity.  Customers, employees and neighbouring businesses have come together to support this endeavour for over a decade. Thanks to all who came out to show support. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019!


#Chili4charity is an annual fundraiser where Participating locations have employee volunteers make pots of their best chili recipes for our customers and collect donations for a local charity. Employees and customers alike join in on social media using the hashtag #Chili4Charity to show support for their local branch. An official taste test happens at the very end to crown a winner amongst the Turkstra chefs. The champion not only gets all of the bragging rights, they also get take home a Chili Charity trophy until the next annual cook-off.

Turkstra Lumber VS Biggs and Barrbarians Hockey

Local radio station 97.7 Hits FM’s morning show holds a weekly charity hockey game where teams raise money for the chance to compete against their team. Employees from all across the company came together to raise money and support the cause.

Flamborough Paint Challenge

The Flamborough Paint Challenge is Flamborough’s first youth-led event aimed at building relationships and skills while fighting youth poverty. Turkstra Lumber has been a proud sponsor and participants since the very beginning.

Thank you to each of our customers, staff and vendors who have come together time and time again to help those in need. Together, in 2018 we raised over $290,000 for local charities and food banks.