Breakfast for the Broncos
The Wyant Group hosted a drive-thru pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 21st and raised well over $100,000 for Saskatchewan’s first responders and emergency personnel who were directly impacted by the recent Humboldt Broncos bus accident of April 6th.
This accident brought the whole country together behind all the affected families and, at the Wyant Group, we believed it was a great opportunity for the community to pay tribute to and raise funds for the men and women who react first when the unthinkable happens.
Iron Chef Dale Mckay and his culinary team were up all night preparing the pancake breakfast for the event and over 40 employees of the Wyant Group volunteered to make the morning a resounding success.
The cost of breakfast was five dollars per plate and additional donations were encouraged on site. Members of the Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Fire Department, Medavie Health Services West, STARS air ambulance and Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Services also generously donated their time to appear at the breakfast. Guests were able to interact with the professionals who are at the front line of tragedy and show support for their important work.
STARS pilot Barry Tolmie was touched by the spirit of the people in Saskatchewan, “I’ve worked all over Canada and in the military and to see the outpouring, to see the province and all these organizations come together to help those that are in need at a moment’s notice. We never practiced for that. It just happened. It’s only in Saskatchewan you can see that happen.”
Vaughn Wyant, CEO and founder of Wyant Group, says the people at the breakfast were not there for a five dollar breakfast, they were there because they wanted to be a part of the healing process for the affected families and the province.
“So many people want to feel like they are part of making a tragic situation better. We thought, let’s do something where they don’t have to buy a $100 or $200 ticket to a dinner. Let’s do something where we can engage families and young kids. Parents can explain to their kids why they’re here, what they’re doing and how they’re making a difference,” Wyant said.
The Wyant Group, and supporting partners, assumed all tangible costs incurred. All funds raised will be distributed by the HumboldtStrong Community Foundation to programs and services to positively impact those first responders of the Humboldt Broncos accident as well as others in the entire province of Saskatchewan.