From left to right: Tasha Sherbanuk, Manager of Projects, Fluor Canada; Adam Douglas, Fluor Canada; Vaden Somers, William Roper Hull School; George Ghitan, Executive Director, Hull Services; Joe Sturgeon, Principal, William Roper Hull School.
(September 26, 2017) – Hull Services and Fluor Canada cut a ribbon today and officially opened a Passive Solar Greenhouse on the Hull Services campus in the southwest community of Woodbine.
The wood-framed structure’s function will span three seasons of the year, effectively lengthening the Calgary growing season to provide produce for the school’s culinary programs, and overlapping with the school year to provide valuable lessons for students as a living classroom.
Working with William Roper Hull School, in partnership with Hull Services, the greenhouse was designed and built entirely on volunteered time. A team of young engineers from Fluor Canada Ltd. created the model in direct consultation with experts from Verge Permaculture, and employed the services of other vendors like Burnco and Plastifab to bring the structure to fruition.
Hull Services Executive Director, George Ghitan, expressed gratitude for the volunteer efforts of everyone involved on behalf of Hull Services, William Roper Hull School, and the students.
“Fluor is an outstanding supporter of Hull Services,” said Ghitan. “They have committed significant time and resources to make this project a reality so it can benefit the many children served by our Agency today and long into the future.”
He added, “They exemplify what philanthropy in our community can achieve.”
Fluor Canada Manager of Projects, Tasha Sherbanuk, was also in attendance for the ceremony. “Fluor has an everlasting commitment to the communities where we live and work. We view the ability to work in these communities as a privilege and our aim is to leave a positive impact on them at every opportunity. The attention given to this initiative by our young engineers and the organizations we have partnered with, including Hull Services, is a testament to the collective goal of ensuring that our community continues to thrive and is focused on the betterment of everyone living here.”