Saddlebrook Receives Alberta 'Hero of the Flood' AwardMay 2014
The staff of the Saddlebrook Temporary Housing Community was recently recognized by the Province of Alberta with the 'Hero of the Flood' Award. The Alberta Heroes of the Flood program was created to recognize those who went above and beyond to help family, friends, neighbours and strangers get back on their feet in the wake of the flooding that occurred in the Calgary area in June 2013. Saddlebrook was nominated by multiple residents of the community for their outstanding efforts and hospitability.
The Saddlebrook Temporary Housing Community in High River has been a logistical feat that Outland Camps has worked quickly and efficiently to achieve. Within 48 hours of receiving the call that the disaster relief camp was needed, Outland was able to mobilize both equipment and staff from all across Canada to aid the project. Despite encountering some challenges with civil work, Outland worked effectively with contractors to prepare the land for a camp, moving as many as 320 updrafts of soil in a single day. Within 60 days, the camp was ready for 1200 new residents to call it home. You can see more of the Grand Opening of Saddlebrook here.
"One of Outland's greatest strengths is a vast resource of hardworking, capable people who can mobilize to a variety of remote locations on very short notice," said David O'Connor, Director and founding member of Outland Camps. "This grants great flexibility and a fast response time, whatever the needs of the client. It was a privilige to provide such a necessary service to those who had lost their homes."
Saddlebrook Camp Manager, Phil Dawson and Regional Manager, Doug Finamore expressed great pride in the staff of the camp who have worked tirelessly to welcome residents and make them feel at home.
Congratulations to all the Saddlebrook staff on a job well done!