This year has been jam packed with fun at TCA! Celebrating our 20th anniversary, we spent the year giving back to the employees and community of customers who made it happen.
Lets take a look back over the highlights of 2016!
TCA was excited to open its new building addition in April of this year which broke ground in 2015.
Once the snow began to melt, TCA staff gathered to partake in some healthy competition on the track. A four hour, round robin race separated the men from boys, and coworkers used their skills to run others off the track to stay in the race.
AND MORE BBQs
As TCA staff know, summer is all about the barbecue. Manned by the talented staff in our machine shop, a feast is cooked on the last Thursday of every month – from May to October. Hamburgers, sausages, sauteéd mushrooms, onions, and jalapeños, are all part the menu for these legendary events. Rain or shine, we love our BBQs.
OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL TEAM MEETINGS
Whether an impromptu meeting includes cake or a visit from the ice cream man, TCA always appreciates a good state-of-the-union address.
FAMILY FUN DAY
As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration, TCA held its first family day at Bingemans Big Splash Waterpark. The team gathered with their families for some good old fun in the sun before getting together for a barbeque lunch.
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
This event is the staff favourite! Our annual golf tournament, a nine-hole “best ball” tournament followed by dinner and prizes
There’s no better way to shake up the monotonous lunchtime routine quite like a potluck. It’s a great way for everyone to showcase their impressive cooking skills to coworkers.
TCA FOOD DRIVE
There’s no better way to prepare for the holiday season then to focus on giving back. This year, the team decided to collect food items for the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank. Almost 200lbs of household items were donated this year on behalf of TCA staff and family.
TCA CHRISTMAS PARTY
TCA invited its staff and their special someones for a night out to celebrate the holiday season. Held at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, we spent the night enjoying the interesting exhibits, eating a delicious meal (not of the insect variety), and playing some games. A competitive white-elephant gift exchange kept everyone on their toes. Someone left with a drone for under the tree, and one lucky fella got a new snowman hat to keep him warm while shoveling.
GIVING THANKS TO THE MAN WHO STARTED IT ALL
Throughout the year, the TCA leadership team planned lots of special events and activities to celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary together. Those staff members were keenly aware of the driving force behind TCA’s 20 year success – our sage leader Dave Nelson. Staff will wax poetic about the leadership qualities and compassion exhibited by Dave to every member of the team, but how do you show thanks to a man as down-to-earth as Dave?
A perfect idea came from Dave’s loving wife. You see, Dave is an avid car fan. He long ago mentioned an old Corvette engine block that he would love to re-purpose for his office. His wife Suzanne mentioned this to the TCA elves who came up with a plan. The machine shop manager worked under cover of darkness to turn Dave’s engine block into a coffee table. The gift is in fact not the custom built coffee table – the gift to Dave is that Suzanne actually agreed for his new coffee table to make its home in their living room!!
What a wonderful year it has been for everyone at TCA! The holiday season is the time most fitting for us to say thank you. We’re sending the warmest, most heartfelt of thanks to our exceptional staff and their families, to our steadfast vendors, and our deeply valued customers. Without all of you, the past 20 years would not have been possible. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
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