Teamwork is at the heart of our success, even outside of work. That’s why we like to offer our employees across Canada major challenges that combine sports and all kinds of stimulating activities.
Collaborate better to perform better
Facing unaccustomed obstacles together favours creativity and requires that we surpass our own limits.
Meeting such challenges requires mutual support, perseverance and collaboration. These are attributes that are important to us and that we promote on a daily basis. Each of our challenges, led by Pierre and Francis Pomerleau, has allowed us to raise significant funds to support charities across Canada.
Pomerleau challenges have been part of our DNA for many years. Not even the pandemic could stop us from pushing our limits. We launched Virtual Challenges, which brought together all our teams in Canada despite the distance.
2020 – Virtual challenge from Victoria to St. John’s
Over 400 Pomerleau employees signed up and were divided into two teams.
The athletes met on their respective virtual starting lines.
Their common goal: to engage in physical activity to collectively accumulate the 7,289 kilometres that separate our project sites in Victoria and our office in St. John’s.
Team West Side Story: Faster than your internet started in Victoria and faced off against Team East Side Story: More powerful than your wi-fi who took off from St. John’s.
2017 – Multi-sports challenge in the Parc National du Fjord du Saguenay
322 participants, representing all Pomerleau offices across Canada
23 km hike, 200 m Via Ferrata circuit, 6 km raft paddle and a 5-km obstacle course
A 30-hour challenge over 2 days
Four months of training
2014 – Running challenge between Montreal and New York
Almost 200 employees ran from Montreal to New York City
Each ran approximately 80 km in 10 km relays
A total of 609 km was run in 72 hours
Eleven months of training
2010 – Ottawa-Halifax cycling challenge
100 Pomerleau employees cycled from Ottawa to Halifax