This past summer, Ty Gervais, Catapult’s Lead Operational Professional at our Fox Complex, brought a unique opportunity to the attention of the Company that would benefit the local Fox Creek community. Ty proposed that Catapult use its time and resources to improve the boardwalk that leads to the local hot spot: Crystal Lake.
The boardwalk itself was originally built in the 1980s by a group of volunteers with the Fox Creek Fish & Game Society and was further expanded in 1996 by the Junior Forest Rangers in partnership with the Alberta Newsprint Company and Chevron Corporation. Over the years, conditions of the boardwalk worsened and it has been Ty’s desire to rebuild the walkway for the benefit of the community.
After Home Hardware generously agreed to cut all the necessary lumber to the required length, as well as provide Catapult with a discount on materials, Ty and his group got to work. It took him and his team, a mix of Catapult employees and other local volunteers, a total of three days to complete the new boardwalk.
A special thanks goes out to Ty Gervais, Lorie Schar, Parker Nedeljak, Wyatt Indoe, Dawson Lewis-Stevens, Eric Doran, Cody Miskelly, and Kelly Derksen for taking the time to complete the wonderful new boardwalk. Catapult would also like to thank the Fox Creek Home Hardware for partnering with Catapult on this project. In an area where most of the water bodies are a darker “tea color”, Crystal Lake is unique for its clear, calm waters.