United Way Tech Grind 2019

This past weekend IT/IQ ascended the Grouse Grind in the United Way Tech Grind for the fourth consecutive year. Nine team members joined IT/IQ’s team led by the Tech Grind’s co-founder and United Way Cabinet Member, Feras Elkhalil. The grind represents an 853 meter elevation gain across 2.9 km equating to 2,830 steps. It is tough, but it’s worth it for the satisfaction of being at the top and seeing all across the Lower Mainland.

Sponsors and Participants

Teams participating included McCarthy Tetrault, Capilano University, RED Academy, Matchbox Consulting, SFU, Hootsuite, Teck Resources, Deloitte, McMillan LLP and more. McCarthy Tetrault took the top prize for fundraising with over $8,000 raised and IT/IQ came second with over $4,000 raised. Collectively, over $32,000 were raised for United Way’s School’s Out programs.

For a Good Cause

The School’s Out programs provide opportunities for children in the lower-mainland to be paired up with mentors, coaches and teachers for after-school recreational activities. 100% of the $32,000+ raised will go directly towards these programs. At the top, the record-breaking 140 tech grind participants got to participate in a yoga cool-down, as well as an excellent charcuterie and fruit buffet. Teams who raised over $2000 were also given gift bags courtesy of swag provided from FortisBC, IT/IQ Tech Recruiters, McCarthy Tetrault, and Saxx.

Thank you to the United Way team for their hard work and dedication to putting on such an excellent event for the fourth year in a row! Photos from the event are below: