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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Van Kam has donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC), a charity that has provided a safe space for women and children in Downtown Eastside since 1978. Empowering Women Van Kam’s support of the DEWC is just one of the many ways we're committed to positively impacting the lives of women and their families. With our donation, Van Kam is helping to ensure that the Centre can continue to provide vital services to ...
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Van Kam Freightways’ Afternoon Operations Supervisor, Shane Brown, has many talents. Not only does he supervise a team of 20-30 people on our afternoon shift, but he’s also a skilled bead artist who creates intricate pieces inspired by comic books, movies, video games and pop culture. From Tourism to Trucking Before joining Van Kam, Shane worked in tourism. “I worked in tourism for ten years before this, which was all suits and ties, and everyone is shaking hands and smiling, ...
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Van Kam Freightways is excited to announce the launch of our Employee Donation Matching Program. The Employee Donation Matching Program is a new initiative that allows all Van Kam employees to donate to a registered charity of their choice and Van Kam will match their donations... dollar for dollar. This program is a simple and effective way for our employees to positively impact their community. It also fits hand-in-hand with Van Kam's Purpose Statement of "Uniting Communities & Improving Lives." ...
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Van Kam Freightways is proud to announce the addition of Brad Scott as Director of Operations. Brad brings a wealth of experience in the transportation industry, having spent over 30 years working in the industry. "I started with Greyhound loading buses and selling tickets, and I am proud of the progression I made over the years moving into a senior management role," recalls Brad. "Before I left, I served as the Regional Manager for British Columbia, overseeing all business lines ...
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With Black History Month in February, Van Kam Freightways proudly announces our recent donation to two Canadian charity organizations: The Black Health Alliance, and Black Solidarity Fund by Unite for Change. “At Van Kam, it’s important for us to give back to our communities and support causes that align with our Values,” says Lenore Henry, Co-Director of Charity and Donations at Van Kam. “As previous donators, we’re once again proud to support Black Health Alliance in 2023, and another new charity, the Black ...
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Van Kam is proud to announce our BC All-Star Junior NLL Warriors Novice A team sponsorship. The team comprises of young lacrosse players selected by other kids from all over Vancouver and is dedicated to representing the Vancouver Junior (Jr) NLL Warriors in elite competitions. "Van Kam believes in supporting youth development in our communities and sponsoring the U10 Jr NLL Warriors is a perfect way to do that," says Lenore Henry, Van Kam's Co-Director of Charities & Donations. "We ...
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Where do we start?! 2022 has been an exciting year for all of us at Van Kam Freightways as we celebrated our 75th Diamond Anniversary of serving Western Canadian businesses since 1947. At the top of our list, we held our largest-ever employee appreciation event to thank our team for their service and dedication throughout the years. It was essential for us to recognize and celebrate our people, whose hard work and commitment to delivering excellence are what drive our success as an organization. ...
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Congratulations to Gurbinder Chohan, aka Harry, for reaching his 5-year work milestone with Van Kam! Harry has been an integral part of our warehouse dock team since he joined in 2017 as a part-time worker, stripping and loading P&D (pickup & delivery) trailers.  "I never expected to have the opportunity to work full-time at Van Kam, but after two years of working part-time and showing dedication and commitment to excellence, my supervisor offered me a full-time position," says Harry. "I ...
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Walking the floors around the Van Kam Freightways' service centers throughout BC, one will quickly notice that some very unique and charismatic individuals work for our company. Case in point, meet Daniel Garbe, who's been with our company for over five years. He works as a forklift operator and strips & loads trailers at our Surrey Terminal... but on the side, this guy's got a couple of other things "brewing". A Beantrepreneur Van Kam encourages all their team members to ...
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Van Kam is pleased to announce our sponsorship of Tree Canada and its efforts toward improving the environment of all provinces across Canada by planting and nurturing trees. Ultimately, this initiative helps to improve the lives of all Canadians, and it's one of the main reasons we're happy to support them... improving lives is what makes us tick here at Van Kam! Environment and Communities Over the years, Van Kam has taken an active stance in caring for the environment and communities ...
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