Queen City Marathon: Another Fundraising Success

When more than 4,000 registered entrants participated in this years’ Credit Union Queen City Marathon in Regina, Saskatchewan, eleven of our very own Saskatchewan Minerals team members were among them.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in September, the Saskatchewan Minerals relay team — consisting of Rodney McCann, Clayton Millar, Bruce Olson, Matt Hetherington, Jeff Mulholand, Brent Hironaka, Brent Avery, Lanette Olson, Tia Hutchinson, Anita Stettner, and Erin Hetherington — came together to run the 42-kilometre (26.2 miles) course in support of Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Campaign, a local charity designed to increase awareness and raise funds for literacy programs for children throughout southern Saskatchewan.

“Saskatchewan Minerals is proud to support literacy across Southern Saskatchewan through the Raise-a-Reader program; literacy is the foundation of today’s career landscape and is necessary for so many daily tasks,” says Brent Avery, general manager for Saskatchewan Minerals.

“Reading and being able to comprehend what you’ve read plays an important role in safety in the workplace and enables you to reach your full potential as a parent, employee, and community member.”

As one of Saskatchewan’s premiere running and walking event, the national-caliber, Boston-certified marathon is run by hundreds of different volunteers and showcases the beauty of Regina to runners from across North America.