Community Connection

Ideas, encouragement & links to support each other as a community.

How to Adapt

During these unprecedented and challenging times, more than ever we are here to support Canadians. We are actively finding ways we can make an immediate impact on those who need us most, within the communities we serve. A few ways that we are having an immediate impact:

  • Offering portable storage services to hospitals and shelters
  • Adapting with our community partners and continuing to support their fundraising efforts
  • Adjusting our internal processes to ensure that our colleagues and customers are safe and receive continuity of service
  • Supplying various hospitals with gowns, Tyvek suits, face mask, safety glasses and disinfectants

Working from Home and Decluttering

Working from Home

Working from Home

Life as we know it has been dramatically altered.

While there are positives aspects to working from home, abrupt change comes with many challenges, and places a new emphasis on the phrase “bringing your work home with you”.

Below are tips to help you be productive and efficient:

  • Establish a routine, and stick to it
  • Declutter and have a dedicated workspace (preferably one space per working adult)
  • Set goals
  • Get up and move periodically
  • Check in with your colleagues, so that you stay connected
  • Know when to log off, keeping clear lines between work and personal
  • Have the right office supplies

For more information on how to be productive while working from home, click here:

Decluttering Your Space

Working in a clean and organized environment offers offers peace of mind and allows you to focus on your priorities.

Below are tips to declutter your space and make room for a home office:

  • Consider using a spare bedroom or ask the kids to temporarily share a bedroom so that you have a dedicated workspace.
  • Involve the family in the decluttering project by asking each person to organize one area.
  • To create an efficient and productive space, temporarily store your items at one of our 200 plus locations across Canada.
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Children and E-Learning

Through our partnerships with community organizations, we are dedicated to helping children. Whether we are supporting a children’s rehab hospital, sponsoring a school fundraising ball tournament or participating in a school Spring Fair, we prioritize the needs of children, helping to ensure that they are healthy and have access to the educational tools required to succeed.

For many students, March 23rd signified a return to school; the first day of class after March Break and an opportunity to reconnect with friends and teachers. Instead, schools are closed and there is uncertainty about when they will reopen.

For many parents and teachers working to ensure that their children continue to learn, online resources are a good alternative. Government approved websites are available with Ministry-based tools which support e-learning. One such site is which enables students at every grade level to learn at home.

One of our favourite online learning tool is

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization and a free resource. Receive answers to FAQs and download daily schedules for students ages 4 to 18.

Parents are encouraged to engage in open dialogue about Covid-19 with their children and to share their thoughts and feelings with each other. Additional resources and support is available, most notably Kids Help Phone, call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.

Do it Yourself Projects


While you are at home, consider a DIY project to update your home and provide a great sense of accomplishment.

Consider one of the following:

  • Paint a room
  • Declutter and build a closet system
  • Add shelving for your basement storage
  • Re-organize your garage
  • Re-doing a floor
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To explore ideas and how-to instructions, visit our friends at

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To facilitate and simplify your DIY project, Cubeit containers are an ideal temporary storage solution that are conveniently delivered to your home.

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Physical Health and Family Activities

Physical Health

Physical Health

Undoubtedly Sport Unites Us!

We support all levels of sport across Canada from little league baseball and girl’s hockey, to elite curling tournaments and pro hockey teams such as the Edmonton Oilers.

This spring we planned on, and were excited about, supporting many local events and charitable fundraisers. As our community practices physical distancing, many of these initiatives are on hold or have been cancelled. As avid sports fans, we like many, are missing the sports community.

Proven to provide health benefits and positively impact our lives, regular exercise:

  • Relieves stress
  • Lessens anxiety and feelings of depression
  • Boosts self-esteem
  • Improves sleep

Below are tips to stay active and healthy:

  • Spend a few minutes stretching in morning
  • As much as possible, get outside everyday
  • Walking
  • Get up out of your chair (or off the couch) each and every hour
  • Spend time with pets
  • Find online virtual exercise and yoga classes

Family Activities

Family Activities

A strong sense of family and a commitment to community inspires our philanthropy. In the last 6 months we held a number of exciting events across Canada, for instance:

Fall Fest in Burlington, with support for Reach Out Centre for Kids
Holiday Fest in Edmonton to celebrate our new partnership with the Edmonton Oilers
Skating Party on the Rideau Canal Skate Way as part of our partnership with the National Capital Commission.
These events brought us together in a fun, unique and engaging way.

Below are some fun and engaging activities you can enjoy with your family:

  • Family ball hockey
  • Board games
  • Nature walks
  • Sidewalk chalk messages and pictures
  • Eye-spy games

For more ideas, visit our friends at Active For Life, they are a great resource for ideas on how to raise physically active literate kids.

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Looking for alternative ideas? Consider virtual tours as an option to help entertain and educate kids. It’s a fun and unique way to spend some time together, some examples are listed below:

Hockey Hall of Fame:

Canadian Museum of History

Museum of Nature - mobile app

Mental Health and the Power of Music

Mental Health

Mental Health

So much has changed. Uncertainty and lack of control can take a toll, heightening levels of stress and anxiety.

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a valuable resource and offers the following tips on how to optimize your well-being:

Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories
Make sure you that are taking care of your body and mind by including exercise in your daily routine
Take some time to unwind by connecting with others

To assess your mental health, follow this link

Please note that children may have concerns and feel anxious with the daily changes and limitations presented by COVID-19. To help them cope, Kids Help Phone suggests the following stress busters:

  • Breathe deeply
  • Pet a cat or dog
  • Write it down or get artistic
  • Laugh it off

You will find access to additional resources here

Power of Music

Power of Music

We are proud supporters of Canada's Largest Free Music Festival. Each June, more than 200,000 people join together to celebrate all genres of music. As a stage sponsor, we are honoured to be part of this great event.

During these changing times, it gives us pause to view music as a form of therapy and as a way to productively occupy our time. For instance, consider learning to play an instrument or revisit the music of a favourite artist.

Music has the power to unite people and we are committed to supporting the arts. As a tribute to the musicians, we would like to share the following with you.

Max Kerman of The Arkells has been using online tutorials to connect with fans and run music classes. Visit the Arkells Facebook page at to follow along.

Music can also be used as a sleep aid. Read more here

Take some time away from the News and listen to Music!

Supporting the Elderly and the Community

Supporting the Elderly

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As champions for elderly residents, together with our friends at the Golden Link Lodge in Winnipeg, we were planning an exciting event to raise funds for their long-term residence.

The Government's preventative action to control the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of schools and non-essential businesses. This has placed many communities in a state of emergency and left some of our fellow citizens, especially the elderly, feeling isolated and lonely. As we reflect on ways to support each other, we wanted to share a few ideas on ways you can help.

  • Call or Skype elderly friends and relatives.
  • Offer to pick up basic necessities such as prescriptions or help arrange to have them delivered.
  • Schedule daily mealtimes and share them through Facetime or Skype.
  • Over Facetime or Skype, have kids share activities like colouring, drawing, music, karate, reading or bedtime stories.
  • Always be a friendly and welcoming voice in a time of great uncertainty and anxiety.

Supporting the Community

As part of our many ongoing community initiatives, over the next few months we were planning to participate in many events such as;

  • Hike for Hospice in Calgary (now changed to a virtual Hike!)
  • Motorcycle Ride for Dad (to raise funds for prostate cancer research)
  • Ribfest in many cities
  • MS walks and rides in Alberta Relay for Life (to raise funds for cancer research)
  • Charity golf tournaments across Canada and so much more

The impact of COVID-19 has touched everyone and we are mindful of our collective need to implement physical distance to flatten the curve.

With this in mind, here are ways that you can support your community while staying at home.

  • Call a neighbour or elderly friend and offer your friendly voice and a virtual smile
  • Donate goods and funds
  • Donate blood, visit for details
  • Look for e-volunteering listings:
    • Food Bank
    • Provincial agencies such as SparkOntario with positions for Meals on Wheels and Telephone Reassurance caller postings
    • Local community by tutoring, music lessons, counselling

We are privileged to partner with so many wonderful agencies and charitable organizations and appreciate being an ever present, positive influence in the lives of so many.

Together we are stronger!

Community Partnerships



Rotary Oakville Trafalgar

Oakville Ribfest - June 2019

We are proud to partner with Rotarians, who volunteer their time and talent to support worthy initiatives within their communities and beyond. For more than 35 years, The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar has supported the Oakville community. The flagship event, The Oakville Rotary Ribfest has raised over a million dollars for various Rotary initiatives. Through partnership with the Rotary, we demonstrated our commitment to supporting healthy community initiatives.

Royal LePage Oakville

Royal LePage BBQ - June 2019

Buying or selling a home is the perfect time to use storage, making it a natural fit for Access Storage to partner with Royal LePage Oakville in support of a very worthy cause. We were pleased to be a part of Royal LePage BBQ that has raised more than $18 million in support of Canadian women's causes including safety and security programs.

Snapd Oakville

Snapd Oakville Annual Golf Tournament - June 2019

Access Storage was proud to sponsor the 5th annual Snapd Oakville Golf tournament in support of the Halton Learning Foundation and Easters Seals Ontario. Golfers enjoyed an absolutely perfect day, as well as the Access Storage sponsored lunch.


Rotary Club of Burlington

27th Annual Partnership Charity Golf Tournament - July 2019

Access Storage and the Rotary Club of Burlington share one of our longest standing partnership commitments. During our early years in business we recognized the dedication and support for building healthy communities that the Rotary Clubs are passionate about. We were pleased and proud to partner with the Rotary Club of Burlington in support of their Annual Partnership Charity Golf Tournament - one of the many local events Access Storage supports through the Rotary Club of Burlington.

Sound of Music

Sound of Music - June 2019

The Sound of Music Festival is one of Canada’s largest free music festivals. Every June, the 9-day festival transforms the City of Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park and downtown core. Recognizing the positive impact of music on communities, Access Storage was proud to be a leading supporter of the festival, hosting both local and international talent as the official Stage X sponsor of the festival.

Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Association

Sponsorship - Jr. T-Ball Division - 2019

B.O.M.B.A. has a 60+ year history of organized minor baseball in Burlington. It was with great pride that Access Storage sponsored their 2019 Jr. T-Ball Division, helping introduce the youngest players in Burlington to the game through our partnership. Many summer memories were created in Burlington as families cheered on their young Access Storage players.

Burlington Soccer Club (BSC)

Tim Hortons Burli Blast - July 2019

The Burlington Soccer Club (BSC) has been a champion for Burlington sport since 1962. Access Storage was pleased to support the BSC through sponsorship of their Tim Hortons Burli Blast Tournament, end of the season festival for several divisions, and the Summer Youth House League division. Access Storage’s youngest players spent many spring and summer evenings enjoying the sport as they developed their skills.

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

Fall Party - October 2019
Duck Dash - June 2019
Join the Joy - December 2019
2019 Fall Party Tickets

It has been our commitment for more than a decade to support Joseph Brant Hospital and their expansion and capital campaign. We are proud and passionate about the shared vision of Access Storage and JBHF regarding the support of healthy communities. We sponsor many annual events aimed at strengthing JBHF and our local healthcare. Their third annual Fall Party transformed the Paddock Motor Club for an Evening of Illusion and Intrigue that brought together more than 500 community leaders for an evening of fun and networking, while supporting the critical needs of the hospital.

Burlington Food Bank

Ride to Provide - September 2019

Access Storage was pleased to support the Ride to Provide, an indoor cycling relay at Cedar Springs Health Racquet & Sports Club. Ride to Provide raised over $75,000 to support the Burlington Food Bank to end hunger in the community. Access Storage was very proud to have Tom Allen lead their own cycling team, as well as fundraise for the event.

Canadian Cancer Society

Spike Out Cancer - November 2019

Access Storage was proud to be the presenting sponsor of Spike Out Cancer, a Burlington-based charity volleyball tournament in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. 40 teams of varying levels competed for a great cause. Our very own Team Access Storage were the Competitive Division Tier 1 Champions. The tournament was a great success; raising over $18,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore

Burlington Ribfest - August 2019

To celebrate the end of the summer for the past 24 years, tens of thousands of people visit Spencer Smith Park to enjoy Canada’s Largest Ribfest. Organized by Rotary Burlington Lakeshore, this event is one of the largest and most successful community events in the city. All proceeds supported the Rotary’s charitable partners. As the official stage sponsor, Access Storage and Cubeit were proud to add music and entertainment to the festival.

Rotary Club of Burlington Central

Lakeside A La Carte - August 2019

It’s a delight to the senses and an afternoon of dining, entertainment and philanthropy at Burlington’s annual “Ultimate Summer Garden Party”, hosted by The Rotary Club of Burlington Central. Delicious tasting gourmet foods from local restaurants, wineries and breweries creates an outstanding atmosphere overlooking Lake Ontario, topped off with classical entertainment. Access Storage was pleased to partner with the rotary for this event and to help support local causes.

Rotary Club of Burlington Central

Amazing Bed Race - September 2019

Access Storage was pleased to return for another year as the Presenting Sponsor of the Amazing Bed Race. This fun family afternoon included our very own Access Storage staff as race Marshalls in an afternoon street festival with attractions for children of all ages. Funds raised from the event were directed toward support for Food4Kids, Carpenter Hospice, Joseph Brant Hospital and Shifra House.

ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids)

Plains Road Gran Opening and Fall Fest - September 2019

ROCK provides support services to children, youth, and their families and is an integral resource for families in Halton. As our thank you to the community and a way of supporting ROCK, Access Storage hosted an exciting Fall Fest grand re-opening of our Plains Road store. In addition to Fall themed activities, we hosted a vendor market, autographs by CFL Hamilton Tiger Cat player Chris Van Zeyl, K-Lite FM hosted an on-site live-to-air, the Glancaster Bombers - Minor Hockey team attended, along with local dignitaries, the Burlington Fire Department and representatives from Burlington Soccer Club and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

Pumpkins, corn stocks and children’s activities transformed our Access Storage location and created memorable fall afternoon.


Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Rolling Thunder Golf Tournament - May 2019

Through friends of Brian Campbell we were introduced to this very worthy charity golf tournament in support of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. This event raised awareness and support for those with spinal cord injuries. Access Storage was pleased and proud to support this event and the Campbell Family, and those affected by spinal cord injury.

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Mark Howard Charity Concert - June 2019

Mark Howard, an accomplished Canadian Record Producer/Engineer who is cancer-free from melanoma is determined to give back to The Princess Margaret Hospital, namely Dr. Marcus Butler and his team. The Mark Howard Charity Concert showcased numerous performers/bands that originated from the Niagara/Hamilton corridor. It was a wonderful opportunity to support Princess Margaret Hospital and musicians from the golden horseshoe area.

Hamilton Ti-Cats

General Sponsorship/ Eastern Finals - November 2019

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats had an amazing year with a perfect home record of 9-0 and advancing to the Grey Cup! We celebrated with fans at our pre-game activities. The excitement at the Eastern finals was second to no other game last season, we enjoyed cheering on the black and gold and look forward to another great season!

Hamilton Mountain Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Vegetarian Food Festival - August 2019

Food is an international unspoken language that brings people together! Since 1997 the annual Vegetarian Food Fair (VFF) at Hamilton Mountain Seventh-Day Adventist Church, has been a great event that brings the church and the community together. The Vegetarian Food Festival is a positive outreach initiative with a focus on healthier lifestyles and we were proud to be part of the VFF community culinary event.

Glancaster Minor Hockey (Ancaster)

General Sponsorship - September 2019–April 2020

Through our partnership with Glancaster Minor Hockey and the Glancaster Bombers Minor Bantam Team, we helped young players develop hockey skills and create friendships to last a lifetime. We are proud to support the successful Rep Team and are impressed with their dedication, time and passion for the game.


Brantford Kinsmen

Paris Car Rally - September 2019

For 46 years, the Paris Car Rally has been one of the largest Car Shows in Canada. Through events like this, The Kinsmen Club of Brantford, raised greatly needed funds to support Cystic Fibrosis and many other community causes. Members of our Access Storage team attended and viewed more than 300 classic cars.!/brantfordkinsmen?directed_target_id=0


National Capital Commission (NCC) / Rideau Canal

Skating Party for Family & Friends - February 2019

Hosting a skating party on the world’s largest skating rink is a one of a kind experience for those in attendance. We celebrated the day with hot chocolate and donuts, a local radio MC, music, and professional hockey coaches from NextGen Hockey and celebrity players from the Ottawa 67’s Junior Hockey team. The Ottawa 67’s players provided hockey tips for kids of all ages. It was an absolutely perfect winter day on the Skateway.

Rideau Canal Skateway – January-February 2019

We were incredibly proud to support the NCC, together with our Skateway partners, to sponsor the largest skating rink in the world - almost 8 kilometres in length. Our Cubeit containers were custom wrapped showcasing exhibit content from local Federal museums. To truly enjoy a Canadian winter be sure to visit the Skateway during Winterlude from ice sculptures to concerts, there was exceptional entertainment and winter celebration for everyone. Watch as our Cubeit containers skated across the ice.


Ride for Dad - June 2019

Our dedication and commitment to healthcare naturally aligns us to partner with the TELUS Ride for Dad. This event is in supports a very worthy cause raising funds for the Cancer Fight Foundation for Prostate Cancer research and awareness. The exhilaration of 1,500 bikes approaching the Access Storage water station at Canada Post is an event we look forward to every June.


Hope Volleyball Tournament - July 2019

HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) started in 1982, with a vision to give back to the Ottawa Community. Partnering with the HOPE Volleyball weekend tournament at Mooney’s Bay was a fantastic way to support local charities and a great way to combine fun with philanthropy.

Ottawa Redblacks

OSEG Women’s Training Camp - July 2019

We proudly supported the Women’s training camp to raise funds for girls in sports. By age 14, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys and thereby lose the benefits that sports can provide in their life. Not only was the Women’s only event about football, it was educational and inspiring. This event brought out the best for all who attended - including our own Access Storage staff. As the day ended, we all took away an even greater fondness for the game and we had the sore muscle to prove it!

General Sponsorship - January 2019–December 2019

The REDBLACKS at Landsdowne park and the CFL foster a great sense of community that we are proud to support. We were happy to cheer on the Redblacks, along with the 23,000 other fans. Our LED ads were highly visible for home games and our friends in the stands mentioned their appreciation for our support of their home team. In September we enjoyed spirited activities at Landsdowne Park when the REDBLACKS hosted the Edmonton Eskimos.


Costco Golf & Gala - September 2019

We participated in Costco’s annual Golf and Gala in support of Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). A leading pediatric health and research centre, CHEO provides outstanding family-centered patient care. Each year, in addition to knowing we are part of extraordinary fundraising through Costco’s efforts, we hear a personal story of a gratitude from a patient or their family. Their message of strength, hope and gratitude is truly inspiring.

Nepean Girls Hockey Association

Nepean Wildcats Team Sponsorship - January 2019-December 2019

The Nepean Girls Hockey Association’s goal is to foster & encourage enjoyment of girl's hockey. This provides sportsmanship, team & self-discipline, self-confidence & respect for others. We proudly supported the Nepean Wildcats Girls Hockey Team and look forward to following the girls on their hockey journey.


KW Chamber of Commerce

Inspiring Women Event - September 2019

At Access Storage we are passionate about supporting women in our lives, both professionally and personally. An exceptional opportunity to do this was The Inspiring Women Event which supported professional women, entrepreneurs and community leaders. Members of our KW team attended the event and were truly inspired by the speakers and their strong messages of female empowerment.

Business Expo - October 2019

Engaging with a variety of local businesses, Access Storage was pleased to be among the 200 exhibitors at the Business Expo. This provided a great community networking opportunity that we look forward to being a part of annually.

Golf Scramble - August 2019

An annual event dating back to 1991 the KW Chamber of Commerce has always encouraged a great environment for fun team building. Access Storage was pleased to be a part of this fun and interactive networking day in such a great setting.

Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club

General Sponsorship (Backlit Signage) - September 2019

The Kitchener Rangers are a major junior ice hockey team in Ontario, operating for more than 50 years. Over 140 NHL alumni have hailed from this CHL team. Perhaps one of our young Access Storage sponsored players will join this elite group in the arena.

Kitchener Spirt 2009 Girls Soccer & Kitchener Spirit 2007 Boys Soccer

General Sponsorship - November 2019

The Kitchener Soccer Club (KSC) is an elite, non-profit soccer club that provides top-notch leagues and programs for all ages and abilities. We were proud to support Kitchener Spirt 2009 Girls Soccer & Kitchener Spirit 2007 Boys Soccer. We enjoyed helping the many families cheer on their young athletes at soccer fields across the tri-city area.

Karate Maynia - May 2019

Access Storage was pleased to participate in the 42nd annual Canadian Open Martial Arts Championship. Over 150 divisions participated in the annual tournament in the Region of Waterloo. Today, Karate Maynia continues to be one of the premier sporting events in the province of Ontario, bringing together Martial Artists from across Canada and the United States.” Thanks again so much to everyone for all your help & support. We remain the envy of other Martial Arts schools because of our relationship with Access. Thanks for everything!” - David Hackett


Covenent House Toronto

Guts and Glory - February 2019

Covenant House provides shelter, food and immediate crisis care to at-risk youth who may be homeless or trafficked. We were humbled to support the work of Covenant House through their annual Guts + Glory fundraising event, where more than 200 participants battle in a corporate showdown that pitted companies against each other in a grueling obstacle course.

North York General Hospital

Rally in the Ravine - September 2019

North York General Hospital (NYGHF) realizes that exceptional care requires exceptional support. For this reason, we were proud to support the NYGHF’s fundraising event - Rally in the Ravine. Participants joined the North York community to raise funds and enjoy the community day together. Access Storage participated in the event by providing the water station for the day.

NYGH Masters Golf - June 2019

Access Storage was the Entertainment and On Course Swag Sponsor of The North York Masters Golf Tournament’s 30th anniversary event. We were proud to be a partner with this event in support of Cancer care treatments and Palliative care.

Pride Toronto

Pride Festival - June 2019

In alignment with Pride Toronto’s mission “to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage, and diversity of the LGBT2Q+ community”, Access Storage is proud to partner annually with Pride Toronto. Each year, more than 1 million people descend onto downtown Toronto to take part in parades and festivities. Through this partnership, our Cubeit Portable Storage containers are used to assist with the Festival operations’ storage requirements. Access Storage also hosted a bustling on-site activation, complete with a picturesque photo wall and sought after swag.

Good Times Running

Monster Dash – October 2019

Access Storage was proud to support the family friendly 5km and 10km run/walk for young adults and those young at heart, as well as the Spooky Mile for kids under 12. Our own Access Storage crew were at the finish line cheering on costumed participants and to receive trick-or-treaters.

Toronto Youth Day Festival – July 2019

We were proud to be a Corporate Champion Sponsor for the annual Creative Arts Festival, which celebrates the positive achievement of young people. Our flash dance crew distributed t-shirts and entertain festival goers. We hosted an on-site activation in the street market and enjoyed our day interacting with youth in a positive community setting at Yonge-Dundas Square.


Leaside Hockey Association

Annual Hockey Tournament - January-February 2019

The Leaside Hockey Association (LHA) is one of the largest and most respected minor hockey associations in the country, with three program streams – House League, Select and GTHL – and over 1,200 players. Access Storage is a proud supporter of the LHA, its players and the annual Select Invitational Tournament. We enjoy meeting the players and their families at this exciting tournament every year.

St. Anselm Catholic School

Parents Night Out - February 2019

Access Storage was proud to support St. Anselm Catholic School and their annual Parents Night Out event, hosted at the Leaside Pub. The parents-only social provides the opportunity to fundraise for St. Anselm Catholic School and gives parents a chance to come together as a community.

Mary Poppins Art Night - June 2019

We were pleased to sponsor Music Night an Evening with Mary Poppins. The evening included children’s performances, silent auction, raffle, and food, as well as a wonderful performance by the students of St. A’s.

Welcome Back & Ribbon Cutting - September 2019

Access Storage was honoured to be invited to attend St. Anselm’s official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and be recognized as a ‘Champion’ community contributor towards the school’s rejuvenated playground project. From coast to coast we recognize that healthy schools build healthy communities.

Toronto Leaside Wildcats (Girls Hockey League)

Hockey Tournament / General Sponsorship - March 2019

The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association (TLGHA), is one of Ontario’s largest hockey associations for women and girls, with over 1,600 participants ranging in age from three to sixty years old. Access Storage is proud to sponsor the TLGHA’s annual March Break Madness Competitive and DS Tournament. “Girls who play sports get the opportunity to be part of a team, push themselves and each other, dream boldly and achieve shared success.” It is our privilege to help empower young women through Toronto Leaside Wildcats.

Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School

Mayfair - June 2019

Access Storage was proud to sponsor Mayfair, an annual community school fundraiser for Bessborough School. This fundraiser has been operating for more than 25 years and provides an opportunity for parents, teachers, students and their families to participate in the various fund-raising activities. This fun event brings the community together and we look forward to sponsoring this annually.

Leaside Baseball Association

Leaside Baseball Family Day - June 2019

Access Storage was proud to sponsor the Leaside Baseball Association (LBA). It was great to drive-by Talbot Park and see participants enjoying the game while developing their skills. Access Storage was proud to sponsor the Leaside Baseball Association Family Day. The LBA hosts the annual event to celebrate the season. The festivities included Rookieball and Girls Championship games, open baseball skills competition, attractions, free food, and even the Blue Jays' mascot, Ace! All children that attended were happy to enjoy some ice cream from Access Storage.

Leaside Men’s Curling

Men’s Curling

Access Storage was proud to sponsor the Great Canadian Men’s Bonspiel. With more than 1,100 members and 12 leagues for curlers of all ages and abilities. Leaside is the province's largest curling club. Leaside Curling Club offers a broad selection of leagues, for both inexperienced and experience players. In fact, as new-comers to the game, Team Access is looking forward to making it on to the ice to throw our first of many stones.

Michael Garron Hospital

Kick the Stigma - September 2019

Kick the Stigma is a day-long soccer tournament and festival aimed at kicking the stigma associated with mental health. This fundraising event supports building state-of-the art mental health facilities at Michael Garron Hospital. Those in attendance enjoyed a great day of friendly competition, prizes, and entertainment, Access Storage was proud to sponsor the water station. Our red water bottles were visible around the park - being used by players and fans alike. Team Access Storage participated in the event and enjoyed spending the day with the community at Monarch Park.

Maurice Cody Family and School Association

Cody Howl - November 2019
Winter Fair - December 2019
Spring Fair - May 2019

Access Storage is a company that cares about children. We are committed to supporting learning and furthering education. Access Storage was proud to be the Signature Sponsor of Maurice Cody School. This involved participating in the Cody Howl, Winter and Spring Fair fundraisers.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital

Leaside Block Party - October 2019

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital hosted their second annual Leaside Block Party fundraising event. Trace Manes Park was transformed into a colourful kids activity centre featuring activities inspired by the Hospital’s programs and children. The free Leaside neighbourhood gathering included fun activities, food, entertainment and local vendors. Access Storage was incredibly proud to be a leading sponsor of this event - sponsoring wheelchair basketball. This truly memorable day raised funds to help create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities.

Neighbourhood Committee

The Leaside Grand Slam - September 2019

Access Storage was proud to be the Title Sponsor of the inaugural Leaside Grand Slam softball tournament. Our dedication to supporting education and sport perfectly aligns with this family-friendly event. Teams from Bessborough Elementary, Rolph Road Elementary, Bennington Heights Elementary, and Maurice Cody competed. Congratulations to Rolph Road Elementary for winning the tournament! Through our partnership, on behalf of the four schools that participated in this tournament, a donation of an Empower reading program from Sick Kids was given to a school in need.

Rotary Club of Leaside

Corn Roast - September 2019

Rotarians put “Service Above Self”. Access Storage was pleased to return as a sponsor of the annual Leaside Rotary Community Corn Roast, which supported various charitable organizations. Our Access team was on-site handing out swag and balloons to festival-goers.

Leaside Community Memorial Gardens Arena

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A vital sporting facility within the Leaside community, the arena features a double-pad ice rink and is home to The Leaside Hockey Association, The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association and The Leaside Skating Club. These 3 organizations serve approximately 2,500 young people from Leaside and the surrounding areas. Access Storage was proud to sponsor the Leaside Community Memorial Gardens Arena, as part of our support for this healthy community initiative.

Let’s Beach - June 2019

It was a great day to join up with neighbours, friends, family and local businesses for a fun Summer Celebration on the BEACH! Attendees were entertained with live music by local artists, as well as live demonstrations from local businesses. Our Access Storage community team enjoyed a perfect day with neighbours and friends.


Aurora Tigers Junior A Hockey Club

Junior A Hockey helps young men develop onto the next level in hockey and in life. In addition to being part of an active hockey team, they are an active part of the community. Access Storage and Cubeit were proud to sponsor the Aurora Tigers and these promising young men on their hockey journey.

McConnell Classic Golf Tournament - June 2019

John McConnell is an exceptional citizen. When he retired from his role with London Life in Mississauga after a very long and successful career, John’s colleagues decided to host a golf day to honor him. This event evolved into an annual tournament but John would only agree to having it, if it raised money for charity. The McConnell Classic is the fourth longest contribution event to Camp Oochigeas. Camp Ooch is a year-round social support system for children and families affected by childhood cancer. It changes the lives of over 1,600 children affected by childhood cancer every single year, at no cost to their families. John McConnell and the philanthropy of the McConnell family is truly admirable, raising over $1.1M for Camp Oochigeas. Access Storage was please to support in our inaugural partnership with John McConnell and the McConnell Family.

Mississauga Ribfest - July 2019

Mississauga Ribfest is the City’s largest summer festival and the most significant fundraising effort for The Rotary Clubs of Mississauga and Mississauga West.

Collectively the two clubs through Ribfest have raised over to $1.5 million. As a sponsor we made a commitment to supporting Health and Wellness in our community which supports many community organizations. It brings the community together in celebration while supporting local entertainment, youth, students and businesses.

Studio 89 - July 2019

Since 2014, Studio 89 has been providing accessible programming that impacts the local community, as well as providing a free space for events, workshops, and resources. Studio 89 is a fair-trade cafe and community hub that has been in operations since 2014. They provide accessible programming that impacts the local community, as well as offer a free space for events, workshops and resources. The studio also acts as a second home for many other non-profits in the area to promote and run various programs, which benefit the community. Access Storage is proud to support the studio and make a difference in the very fabric of Mississauga.

Curling Canada is a sanctioning body for the sport of Curling in Canada. It is associated with more than a dozen provincial and territorial curling associations across the country, and organizes Canada's national championships. Access Storage was proud to continue their support of Curling Canada through sponsorship of several major tournaments through the 2019/2020 Season.

2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup - November–December 2019

The event is frequently used as a qualifier for various other events, such as the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, Pre-Trials and Continental Cup. Congratulations to John Epping and Rachel Homan who won the tournament, qualifying them for the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. John can also be seen playing at the Leaside Curling Club, one of Access Storage’s other community partners. Access Storage was pleased to be a Premium Partner of the event and enjoyed visiting with the curling community in Leduc, Alberta.

2020 OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup - January 2020

The Continental Cup is an annual curling tournament between teams from North America against teams from the rest of the World. Access Storage was a Premium Partner. Thank you for welcoming our Access Storage Community Team at the Sports Centre Arena. We enjoyed meeting the curling community at this exciting tournament.

2020 Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts - January 2020

Access Storage was pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the provincial women's curling championship. This year’s tournament was held at The Murray Arena in Okotoks, Alberta. It was an exceptionally proud event for us as we also sponsor Team Walker. Way to go ladies! Laura Walker's winning team went on to represent Alberta at the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Tim Hortons Brier - February – March 2020

The Brier is the annual Canadian men's curling championship, sanctioned by Curling Canada. The Brier has been held since 1927, traditionally during the month of March. The winner of the Brier goes on to represent Canada at the World Curling Championships of the same year. The Brier is by far the best supported curling competition in terms of paid attendance, attracting crowds far larger than even those for World Championships held in Canada. This year’s Brier was held in Kingston, ON at the Leon's Centre. Access Storage was proud to be an official partner and weekend broadcast sponsor of the tournament. Good Curling!

Northern Heat Rib Series:

Waterloo Ribfest - September 2019
Beaches Ribfest - June 2019
Ribfest Thornhill - July 2019
Midland Ribfest - June 2019
Windsor Ribfest & Craft Beer Festival - May–June 2019

Northern Heat Rib Series is Canada’s largest Rib & Craft Beer Series featuring some of the best rib teams in North America. Through local partnerships, National Heat Ribs Series (NHRS) works with non-profit organizations and charities to help raise valuable funds to reach their goal of helping those in need. Ribfest is an incredible opportunity for new and established businesses to engage their local community on a more personal level and give back in a positive manner. Our Access Storage Community Team was delighted to be part of Ribfest events across Southern Ontario. Our infamous red “Access Rib” bags were a huge hit and sought after by festival-goers, as they a provided touch-free way to carry ribs from ribbers to nearby picnic tables.



Calgary Hitman

Hockey Contest January - February 2019
Hockey Game - February 2019

The Calgary Hitman Hockey Club have achieved great success in their 25 seasons with the Western Hockey League (WHL). This includes winning division championships, being conference finalists and two-time WHL Champions. Sentinel Storage has a proud history of sponsoring The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), including the Calgary Hitman Hockey Club. As part of the Sentinel Storage sponsorship, fans at home games experienced the Hitman Cubeit Shuffle, an interactive game which engaged fans between periods, and provided a great opportunity to showcase Cubeit Portable Storage to thousands in attendance. Two lucky fans won our VIP contest which included two autographed Corral Series Jerseys while enjoying the VIP Section at the final Hitmen home game at the historic Corral Arena,

Calgary Stampeders

Calgary Stampeders Sponsorship January – December 2019
Western Semi-Finals – November 2019

Go Stamps Go! With as many as 32,000 fans attending a Calgary Stampeders game during the regular season, Sentinel Storage was proud to be onsite with activations to cheer on the team. It is always exciting to see The McMahon Stadium in a blaze of red as fans adorn themselves with team colours! The Sentinel Storage team engaged and united with fans in celebrating the Stamps along the way to the Western Semi-Finals. Additionally, through our partnership we supported the CSEC Foundation’s programs and charity work. This enables the organization to strengthen their long-standing dedication to build community; a commitment we share in together.

Calgary Construction Association

Dinner - March 2019

The Calgary Construction Association (CCA) is an organization devoted to the support and advocacy of the Calgary construction industry. The Association hosts a number of educational programs, scholarships and annual events. Some of the events, including the Calgary Construction Association Dinner, provide excellent networking opportunities for those outside of the construction industry. Sentinel Storage has been a proud sponsor of the annual Association Dinner, with staff representing our 18 Calgary self-storage locations attending the dinner.

Cowtown Opera

Park ’n’ Bark - May 2019

Over the past ten years, The Cowtown Opera developed into one of Calgary’s most iconic cultural destinations “surprising audiences with cheeky, operatic classics, with innovative and contemporary performances.” As part of Sentinel Storage’s commitment to support healthy communities, including investing in arts and cultural programs, Sentinel was privileged to support Cowtown Opera through their final season, including Cowtown Opera’s Park ’n’ Bark community event, which brought together dog-lovers and opera lovers in a unique afternoon of culture and cuddles.

Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice

Hike for Hospice - May 2019

We are always so touched to not only sponsor but to participate in the Hike for Hospice. Our partnership is truly heartfelt as our employees’ hike for all that the hospice does to support those that have been lost, those who are at the end of their lives, and those dealing with grief. Their offer of a place for life-affirming alternative care to hospitalization, focusing on quality of life for adults with cancer and counseling programs to support them and their families with compassion, dignity and choice, is incredible. Every year, The Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice inspire the Sentinel Storage team with their dedication and renew our commitment to help further their cause.

McKnight Hockey Association

Open House - May 2019

McKnight Hockey Association is centered around accessible, fair hockey with a focus on skills development. As part of Sentinel Storage’s supporting healthy communities initiative, sponsoring Canadian minor hockey leagues like McKnight Hockey is a natural fit, as they promote healthy competition, sportsmanship and a love for the game of hockey. Sentinel Storage was proud to sponsor the McKnight Photo Day, including an activation on-site where Sentinel was able to connect directly with players and their families and hand out branded swag.

Fury Lacrosse Girls

Rock Tournament - May 2019

With a focus on “developing strong, empowered female athletes as it’s priority”, Sentinel Storage was incredibly proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural year of the Fury Lacrosse Club, demonstrating our support for young female athletes who are paving the way for future generations of women in sport. Sentinel Storage was pleased to sponsor the 2019 Fury Lacrosse Girls Rock Tournament, and help support teams from Alberta and BC bring the excitement of lacrosse to Calgary.

The Kinette Club of Calgary

Golf for Girls Charity Classic - June 2019

The Golf for Girls 9-Hole Charity Classic is an annual event hosted by The Kinette Club of Calgary. The all-women’s tournament is a fun day of friendly golf amongst friends, including special guests (local athletes, heroes, and Olympians) to accompany the foursomes and enhance the overall game experience. Proceeds from the event supported Made by Momma, a local Calgary charity who provide support to mothers and young children facing adversity and crisis. Sentinel Storage was a proud sponsor of the tournament, helping to promote and celebrate women supporting women, as part of our healthycommunity initiative.

Made by Momma

We were pleased to partner with Made by Momma, a grassroots non-profit, 100% volunteer run charity located in Calgary. Made by Momma helps families that face situations of adversity and crisis. We proudly supported their programs of providing healthy homemade meals, baby essentials and children’s items, in-home visitors and other services that allow mothers the time they need to rest, re-cover, focus on their families and their health. ***

Second Effort Foundation

Sentinel Storage Sponsorship

Sentinel Storage proudly supported Second Effort in their mission to unite the global soccer community. We were pleased to assist in being a donation centre for the collection of gently used equipment that provided young underprivileged players from around the world with quality equipment, so they can continue to play and grow with confidence.

Calgary Stampede

Past President's Dinner - June 2019
President's Reception - July 2019
Marlborough Breakfast - July 2019
Luncheon & Rodeo - July 2019
Southcentre Breakfast - July 2019
Buck 'n Build Stampede BBQ - July 2019
First Nations Bareback Relay

The 2019 Calgary Stampede community celebrated the marked centennial festival with the second-highest attendance ever for the annual 10-day event. The Stampede grounds welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors which generated $250 million in economic benefit and revenue! From rodeos, to line dancing lessons, to Stampede BBQs, the Stampede is full of exciting activities from dawn to dusk. We were extremely proud for our second year of partnership, to sponsor the First Nations Bareback Relay Races. In addition, Sentinel Storage was delighted to be on site participating in the Marlborough Mall and South Centre Mall pancake breakfasts. This is an annual tradition where thousands of locals and visitors join together to enjoy a free, delicious pancake breakfast while taking in live local entertainment. Many of those in attendance received our cobranded, reusable totes and enjoyed taking pictures at our themed Stampede photo walls that adorned our tents. Our Stampede partnership allows us to truly celebrate Calgary and all things Stampede, including the wonderful Western culture.

Angels for Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Fire Chiefs Calgary Visit - June 2019

Angels for Mexico is a non-profit organization that supports the needs of families in Mexico. Their main programs are focused on building playgrounds, donating school supplies, and the donation of surplus emergency service gear and equipment. Sentinel Storage was proud to sponsor this organization in bringing Chief Adrian Bobadilla from the Puerto Vallarta Fire Department (Bomberos) to Calgary for an official visit. This event was to thank the chief’s and deputies from the Calgary Fire and Airdrie Fire department in their donation of surplus gear. In addition, Sentinel Storage was pleased to support this initiative by storing the donated surplus gear from our local fire fighters.

Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society of Calgary

Sentinel Storage Sponsorship - July 2019

Now in its 14th year, Autism Asperger’s Friendship Society (AAFS) provides care, support and various programs for children, youth and adults on the spectrum of Autism; including Autism and Asperger’s, among others. Their philosophy states that “AAFS is a Community of unconditional Acceptance, Respect, Experience, and Social dynamics.” Sentinel Storage is proud to support the incredible work and opportunities AAFS provides their members, who directly benefit from these important resources.

Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)

Annual Golf Tournament Hole Sponsor - August 2019

Our participation in the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) Charitable Golf Tournament allowed us the opportunity to participate in fundraising for the CREB® Charitable Foundation. This foundation administers several funding grants that assist local charities. The foundation also organizes volunteer opportunities and encourages the philanthropic work of CREB® members in the community.

Erin Mielzynski/Alpine Canada

Shoulder Patch Agreement - November 2019-April 2020

In March 2012 Erin made history in Ofterschwang, GER, when she became the first Canadian since Kathy Kreiner’s victory in January 1974 to win a World Cup slalom race. She followed that outstanding result with her second career World Cup podium in 2013, placing third. In 2018, Erin attended her third Olympic Games and finished 11th in the slalom. Mielzynski finished the 2018-19 season ranked 12th in the world in Slalom, claiming 4 top-12 World Cup results in that discipline, along with a 10th place finish at the 2019 World Championships. Sentinel Storage proudly supported Erin through her endeavours and we cannot wait to support her next podium finish!

CFL – National Sponsorship

Grey Cup Festival - November 2019
Playoffs and Grey Cup - November 2019

Supporting the importance of sport, this is the 2nd year of sponsoring 5 of the 9 CFL teams across Canada: Ottawa REDBLACKS, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and the 2019 Grey Cup winners, Winnipeg Blue Bombers. With over 16 million Canadian viewers in 2019 representing 44% of the population, football captures a strong bond with community. Our unique partnership jointly allows us to connect with their respective community through in game LED exposure and home game activations, where we engage with fans and share in their enthusiasm for the CFL. TO many Canadians, there is no bigger Canadian sporting event than the Grey Cup.

To many Canadians, there’s no bigger sporting event in Canada than the Grey Cup. Held in Calgary this year, “The Big Game” matched the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This game delivered what the Grey Cup famous for; tension, drama, thunderous hits, and thrilling play. For our Sentinel Storage team, it also delivered an exciting day interacting with tens of thousands of fans as we handed out sought after swag items. Our very memorable activation included autograph signing by several players and alumni from various teams as well as a virtual photo booth which offered football themed pictures. Keith Urban delighted the crowd at the halftime show, followed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers winning their first Grey Cup in 29 years.

The CFL fans are deep routed in tradition and nowhere else is this more visible than at the annual Grey Cup Festival! This event brought together CFL diehards from across provinces, as well as thousands of local community members. Fans were able to enjoy various entertainment at the festival which included autograph signings, the kids zone, local talent as well as many travelling marching bands and finally the team houses. Sentinel Storage was delighted to participate in the Grey Cup Festival and celebration of Canadian Football.


Edmonton Home & Garden Show - March 2019

Calling all Do-It-Yourselfers in renovating and designing, and Gardeners ready to Spring ahead! This annual show is attended by more than 45,000 excited home owners and local businesses planning for all things related to decorating, renovating, gardening and improving their home and their lifestyle. The Sentinel Storage team was happy to inform on how we could provide storage space, and also hand out branded totes to attendees, prior to their entrance at Sentinel Storage’s sponsored stage area for Kitchen Presentations with popular design experts gave advice to a captive audience.

Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show - April 2019

Tens of thousands of engaged cottage and cabin enthusiasts, come out to this annual show which takes place over three days. Attendees were prepared to make decisions for their summer plans and renovations to their seasonal properties. The Sentinel Storage team was on site providing guidance and answers for storage needs for those in attendance.

Edmonton Eskimos

Edmonton Eskimo Women's Dinner/Sentinel Storage Sponsorship - May 2019

The 11th annual Eskimos Women's Dinner presented by James H Brown & Associates once again brought an entertaining evening while raising money for ovarian cancer research, an event Sentinel Storage was happy to be a part of. As a community-owned team, the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club strives to make a positive and meaningful impact in the community and is committed to the development of amateur football across Northern Alberta.

Special Olympics Alberta

Sentinel Storage Partnership

Special Olympics Alberta has built a tradition of support and opportunity for people in Alberta with intellectual disabilities. In 1980, the organization hosted its first Provincial Summer Games. Parents and families of athletes have been the driving force behind the Special Olympics movement around the world and the same is true in Alberta, this level of commitment is consistent with the values of Sentinel Storage. In February of 2019 Sentinel Storage was a proud partner (and spectator) at the Polar Plunge in Lethbridge, Calgary and Red Deer. These exhilarating plunges brought together many community members, first responders and of course our Special Olympic Athletes with an exciting – and chilly- way to support the Special Olympians!

Team Walker - Women's Curling Team

Sentinel Storage 2019/20 Bronze Sponsorship - October 2019

In our first year of sponsoring Team Walker we watched with pride in Okotoks as Team Walker won the Sentinel Storage Scotties Tournament of Hearts title, making them the provincial women's curling champion! While Team Walker shines on the rink they also give back to communities with their time and talent including supporting Special Olympics Alberta and various local community initiatives. Laura Walker is a two-time Canadian University champion, a national junior champion, world junior silver medalist and world mixed doubles bronze medalist. Good Curling!

Edmonton Oilers

Sentinel Storage Sponsorship, Holiday Fest - December 2019

One of Canada’s favourite past-times is enjoying the game of hockey. We proudly support all levels of hockey, from the youngest players to sponsoring the National Hockey League Edmonton Oilers. While watching the next Oilers game be sure to look for the Orange and Blue Crew clearing the ice with the Sentinel Storage shovels and bins! For our inaugural partnership year, we celebrated at our Andrews Loop Sentinel Storage location. This incredibly exciting day included Grant Fuhr, #31, as our guest of honor, he treated fans old and new to an afternoon of autograph signings at our meet and greet. Just over a thousand fans in attendance enjoyed a meet and greet with the Orange and Blue Crew as well as Hunter the mascot. Hockey teams in attendance had a friendly competition in top shot hockey, a delicious lunch on Sentinel Storage while taking in the local holiday market.


Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter

Sentinel Storage Sponsorship - March 2019

The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES) offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. Every year, they support nearly 3,000 people who have made the brave step towards a life free from violence. Our sponsorship with CAWES included supporting their annual fundraising gala where we attend annually and are pleased to show our support.