On May 6, 2017, Solvera Solutions employees in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg, in co-operation with community partners, are challenging themselves to cook enough chili to feed 10,000 people in need. Solvera’s team in Regina is taking the challenge one step further by attempting to cook 3,000 pounds of chili – what’s anticipated to be the biggest single serving of chili ever made in Canada.
“Solvera and its team are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work,” says Reg Robinson, Solvera Solutions Managing Principal. “The Solvera Chili Challenge was initiated by one of our employees. It was such a bold idea the entire organization got behind it.”
Whether it’s prepping ingredients, taking to social media to promote the event, or serving chili May 6, Robinson anticipates nearly all of Solvera’s 160 employees and their families are participating in the Chili Challenge in some capacity.
Robinson adds Solvera would not be able to undertake the challenge without the support and assistance of its community partners – First United in Vancouver, The Mustard Seed in Calgary, Regina Food Bank in Regina and Agape Table in Winnipeg.
“Our partner organizations provide essential services to our community every day, and they are ensuring as many of their clients benefit from the Chili Challenge as possible,” says Robinson. “Solvera appreciates how they have embraced this initiative, and provided tremendous support to our volunteer teams.”
The Chili Challenge in Regina is also grateful to business partners in the city, including Sysco, Federated Co-op, Motion Canada and Link Rentals for supporting Solvera in achieving its goals of making over 3,000 pounds of chili.
Robinson notes Chef Milton Rebello, owner and executive chef at Skye Café and Bistro, is a key partner having leant his talent, time and chili recipe to the Challenge. “Solvera thanks Chef Rebello and his entire team for partnering with us,” he says. “Chef Rebello is ensuring the chili we’re making in all four cities is hearty, nutritious and delicious.”
Solvera is proud to support First United, The Mustard Seed, Regina Food Bank and Agape Table. “The Chili Challenge is just one day,” says Robinson. “All of us can make a real and lasting difference by supporting the work of these community partners every day.”
To find out more, visit their websites:
- First United: firstunited.ca
- The Mustard Seed: theseed.ca
- Regina Food Bank: reginafoodbank.ca
- Agape Table: agapetable.ca
More about Solvera
Solvera Solutions is a recognized leader in the delivery of innovative IT solutions to the western Canadian market. We help our clients leverage the power of technology to achieve transformational growth, with capabilities ranging from ensuring the reliable maintenance of mission-critical information systems to helping clients successfully navigate their most challenging and complex IT and business projects. We focus on our strengths in Strategic Consulting, Business Solutions and SAP Solutions and outside of these areas, partner with other leading firms to deliver holistic solutions to clients. As Solvera has grown, our ability to deliver innovative solutions has expanded to include:
- Cloud-based Enterprise Service Management solutions using ServiceNow
- Specialized expertise in SAP, including newer technologies like Fiori and S4 Hana
- Managed Application Services—both projects and support
- SharePoint Solutions
We pride ourselves on our client relationships, people practices and commitment to our communities, and enjoy a very positive reputation as one of Canada’s Best Small and Medium Employers, and a Best Managed Company.
For more about Solvera’s Chili Challenge, see http://chili.solvera.ca
For more information, contact:
Director, People Care and Communications