About Us

Building Community

Ketek strives to be a positive influence in each and every community in which we operate. Through annual Christmas initiatives, food bank drives, disaster relief efforts, minor sports sponsorships and more, Ketek and its employees seek to help those in need and to build strong, resilient communities.

Christmas 2018 Initiatives

Each Ketek branch has chosen its own charity to support this Christmas, depending on the needs of the local community.

The Edmonton office will be sponsoring Christmas hampers (food and toys) for three families and fundraising through the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton (you can give – no delay! – here). The Christmas Bureau provides a festive meal to families in need. In 2017, 55,450 people were provided a meal. More than 26,000 of them were children under the age of 12 and 7,569 were teens aged 13 to 17. The Christmas Bureau has kept pace with the changing face of Edmonton to ensure that their service is culturally inclusive, encompassing all religions and traditions.

Ketek personnel in Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray will donate to the local food banks. The Saskatoon office will continue its tradition of donating a Christmas meal to a family in need and in Fort Nelson, staff will – as they have done for many years – donate to and volunteer at the Community Christmas dinner put on by the Fort Nelson fire department. Fort St. John has chosen to raise funds for the SPCA.

And one of our employees, Victoria Bjorkquist, will be singing in the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree. Read more about it here, and buy tickets here.

The Winterburn Business Association

The Winterburn Business Association

Ketek’s president, Brad Abel, serves as the president of the the Winterburn Business Association (WBA), which was established to represent the needs of its members to Edmonton city councillors and other stakeholders on matters of importance to the businesses in the Winterburn area.
Winterburn, west of Edmonton, was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1981, but at the time no plan was made for adequate roads, sewers, or other basic services. Despite this, Winterburn has seen steady growth because of its affordable land values and proximity to the major transportation arteries of the Anthony Henday Drive ring road and Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail). Today, there are hundreds of businesses located in this park, with thousands of people travelling in and out each day, but the basic infrastructure remains lacking.

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Ketek has the trained personnel and the equipment to respond quickly and effectively to a wide range of disaster situations. During the Fort McMurray wildfire in May of 2016, Ketek provided support and equipment to emergency responders (under the direction of provincial officials). Equipment included layflat hose, submersible and diesel pumps, power generators and light towers.

In Calgary, in June of 2013, after extensive flooding, Ketek provided pumps, generators and light towers to aid with water removal from flooded areas and incinerators for waste disposal.