Community

Castle is all about community. From our 300+ locations across Canada to our corporate responsibility, we value connection and share like-minded goals. Our independent member locations have strong connections to the communities they serve.
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Castle Building Centers

Masstown Hardware - Contractor Appreciation Evening

May 2024
Masstown Hardware, in Debert, NS recently held a very successful Contractor Appreciation Evening event. Over 30 local contractors attended with over a dozen vendor displays. Each contractor went home with great prizes including a Castle/Masstown branded hoodie and a castle bucket. Congratulations on a great event!
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Arco Lumber - 25 Year Recognition

May 2024
Congratulations to Arco Lumber in Eel River Crossing, NB who received their 25 Year Recognition as part of the Castle family. The award was presented to Éric Savoie by Castle Business Development Manager, Richard Hamel this past week.
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2023 BILDCR Awards Supplier of the Year Finalist - Integrity Building Products

April 2024
Congratulations to Castle Member Integrity Building Products, who was selected as a finalist in the 2023 BILDCR Awards for Supplier of the Year! BILD Calgary Region (BILDCR) works closely with various levels of government and stakeholder groups to ensure vibrant, established neighbourhoods and new communities are developed in the region – now and in the future. This achievement is a testament to the consistency and dedication of the Integrity team.
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Grand Opening - Everything Exteriors in Edmonton, AB

April 2024
Congratulations to Castle Member Everything Exteriors in Edmonton, AB who celebrated their Grand Opening last month. The event attracted a variety of contractors and local consumers who enjoyed refreshments, great prizes, and a mini vendor trade show
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Ontario Wheelchair Curling championships

March 2024
Congratulations to Castle-sponsored curling Team Gale & Coach Kelvin Johnston for an outstanding second season! The team participated this past weekend at the Ontario Wheelchair Curling championships where they played exceptionally well. Although Team Gale was successful in beating the team that would later advance to Nationals. We look forward to seeing more greatness from Team Gale in 2025!
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Miramichi Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Excellence Award!

February 2024
Congratulations to the MacCallum family on winning the Miramichi Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Excellence Award! Kirk MacCallum accepted the award, accompanied by his wife, Dodie, on behalf of the family and the MacCallum Building Supply team. Way to go!
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Congratulations to Castle Sponsored Women’s Curling Team Inglis

February 2024
Congratulations to Castle Sponsored Women’s Curling Team Inglis, who are now officially qualified to compete at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary this coming February. The qualification represents the culmination of months of hard work, dedication, and perseverance for the team, and we want to wish Team Inglis much success as they compete at the Scotties Feb February 16–25. “Castle’s contribution has made a tangible difference in our journey, enabling us to compete at the highest levels of the sport and pursue our dreams with confidence and determination.” Danielle Inglis, Team Inglis Captain
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Integrity Building Products

January 2024
Check out this great CBC news story featuring Castle member Scott Myer of Integrity Building Products in Okotoks, AB. Scott discusses what Integrity is doing to overcome on-going labour challenges in the region. Read here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/unsettling-immigration-canada-housing-crisis-1.7080697
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Community Support in action! Castle members care about the communities they serve

January 2024
Community Support in action! Castle members care about the communities they serve. Grand Forks Renovation in Grand Forks, BC was thrilled to present the Boundary Community Food Bank with two donations of $1000.00. The funds will be used help fight food insecurity in Boundary, BC region. Owners, Baun & Mei-Lan Mark and staff were commended for their generosity in the Grand Forks Gazette publication.
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Congratulations to Castle-sponsored Team Inglis

January 2024
Congratulations to Castle-sponsored Team Inglis. The curling team has enjoyed an epic season so far with over nine tournaments under their belt already, and a ranking of #6 in Canada and #22 in the entire world! The team is now officially qualified for the Ontario Scotties provincial championship being held in Dorchester, ON from January 22-26, 2024. This event brings them one step closer in the quest to compete at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national event. GOOOO Team Inglis!
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VP Resources in Invermere, BC

December 2023
Congratulations to Castle’s newest member location, VP Resources in Invermere, BC, who took home 1st place for their incredible hand-crafted float at the Invermere Light Up Celebration & Santa Claus Parade Christmas Parade!
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31st Annual Outstanding Retailer Awards

October 2023
Congratulations to Castle members Nova Scotia Building Supplies and Hodgins Building Centre who took home Outstanding Retailer Awards this year.   The 31st Annual Outstanding Retailer Awards were held in Whistler, BC at the annual Hardlines Conference where suppliers and retailers from across Canada gathered to honour the retail home improvement industry’s best retailers.    Nova Scotia Building Supplies of Blockhouse, Nova Scotia was honoured with the award for Best Building Supply Under 15,000 square feet with Castle members Andrew Mills and Alison Briand of Nova Scotia Building Supplies on hand to accept their award. Award sponsor JELD-WEN (Adrienne Burgess, and Susan Albizre)   Hodgins Building Centre took home The Retail Spirit Award and Co-owners; Jordan and Brock Hodgins, along with Store Manager Nik Glazounov, accepted the award. Award Sponsors Johns Manville, (Gino Allegro), & Taiga (Yanick Miron) Castle President & CEO Ken Jenkins was in attendance along with James Jones, VP of Marketing and Director of Business Development Doug Keeling.
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The Castle Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament Makes History with a $60,000 Donation to SickKids Foundation

October 2023
It was a historic fundraising year for the Castle Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament through the generosity of our Vendor Partners. Castle President & CEO Ken Jenkins, along with VP of Finance, Sarina Kaluzny and VP of Marketing, James Jones, were thrilled to present Niyousha Nejatpour of SickKids with a cheque for $60,000! Castle is a proud Patron on the SickKids Hospital Wall of Donors in Toronto. A sincere Thank You goes out to all who attended Castle’s annual tournament in support of SickKids Foundation.
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Golf for Care Tournament

September 2023
Alf Curtis Home Improvements & Castle Building Centres Group were proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the Golf for Care Tournament earlier this month. The tournament was held at the exclusive Wildfire Golf Club in Lakefield, ON. Proceeds go towards helping Community Care Peterborough provide programs and services that support residents in the County of Peterborough to help keep them healthy and safe in their own homes.
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Adams Building Supply - Grand Opening

September 2023
Congratulations to Jamie Adams and Tasha Birtch on the grand opening of their new Castle location in Woodstock, ON. The newly built megastore, Adams Building Supply, located on Parkinson Road, kicked off the festivities this past weekend with the official board cutting ceremony on Friday, with the Mayor of Woodstock, Hon. Jerry Acchione, in attendance and a live-to-air with local radio station 104.7 Heart FM. Dozens of product vendors were on hand giving demos and offering great prizes to guests from the surrounding area. The Funnel Cake Factory Food Truck was a big hit with attendees, and the Great Canadian Lumberjack Show gave exhilarating performances all weekend long. The turnout was overwhelming, and it was an exceptional grand opening weekend!
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Team Inglis Wins First Curling Tournament of the Season

September 2023
Congratulations to Team Inglis, who won their first curling tournament of the season, the Summer Series Tournament in St-Félicien, Québec Castle is proud to be a Team Inglis sponsor. Stay tuned for more, as the competitive season is just getting started.
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2023 Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament

September 2023
Castle held their annual Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament this last week where Castle staff, directors and local members gathered with their Vendor Partners at the picturesque Club at North Halton. Participants showed their unwavering support for the SickKids Foundation while enjoying a spectacular day at the Club at North Halton’s award-winning course. They had the opportunity to participate in many charity holes throughout the course and enjoyed a gourmet meal and awards presentation in the dining room overlooking the 9th hole. Castle’s annual charity golf event continues to support The SickKids Foundation and through the generosity of their Vendor Partners, Castle was able to raise the record amount of $60,000 at the event to commemorate their 60th anniversary year.
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Rideau Lakes Building Centre - Lower Beverly Lake Campground Kids Fishing Derby

August 2023
Community connection at its best! Castle member Rideau Lakes Building Centre in Elgin, Ontario was proud to be a sponsor of the annual Lower Beverly Lake Campground Kids Fishing Derby!!! Jim & Charlene Summers, along with an awesome group of volunteers came out to support the group of newbie anglers who enjoyed a fun-filled day of fishing and fond memories. The young fishing enthusiasts received a complimentary fishing rod & reel and also participated in a Scavenger Hunt for great prizes. A delicious BBQ lunch was served to close the event and a memorable day was had by all those who attended.
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Wolf Creek Building Supplies - Customer Appreciation Events

August 2023
Congratulations to the team at Wolf Creek Building Supplies on not one but two incredible Customer Appreciation events last month! The towns of Sylvan Lake & Lacombe, Alberta as the community came out in droves to take part in the successful events. The community was delighted to reunite and agreed it was the best BBQ event in town. Special thanks to The Broom Tree Foundation, a local not-for-profit, for donating and handing out over 300 cupcakes! Fun fact: Over 700 burgers & 200 hot dogs were devoured by the attendees, as well as 6 trays of baked desserts supplied by Party Like a Chef catering. Wolf Creek Building Supplies really know how to throw a community BBQ!
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Warman Home Centre - 11th Annual Car Show

August 2023
Warman Home Centre in Warman, SK, hosted their 11th Annual Car Show this past July, where over 250 classic cars from the local community and beyond were showcased right on the Warman property. The Warman team served up a BBQ lunch to the folks who stopped by with live entertainment, prize raffles and 50-50 draw that raised money for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event was a huge success, and Warman Home Centre is looking forward to hosting the event again next year. Congratulations.
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Camp Triumph in Kensington, PEI

July 2023
Special shout out to “Community Heros” Mike James and the folks at Spring Valley Building Centre who recently attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest building at Camp Triumph in Kensington, PEI. The Camp officially name the building “The Castle Quarters” to honour the massive, multifaceted contribution of Mike James and over the past 15 years. Camp Triumph provides a unique and unforgettable camp experience to children who have a family member with a serious chronic or terminal illness, or disability. Children, aged 7-16, congregate in this wonderful haven where they take a break from the challenging lives they face at such young ages.
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Drummond Building Supplies - Vendor Appreciation Night

July 2023
Giving Back! Congratulations to Castle member Drummond Building Supplies in Drummond, New Brunswick on another successful Vendor Appreciation Night. The event took place in late June and invited guests enjoyed a live musician as well as a BBQ feast at the indoor/outdoor event.
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Distribution Matériaux Lavoie (DML) Hosts First Annual Golf Tournament

July 2023
Last week Castle Vendor Partner Distribution Matériaux Lavoie (DML) hosted their First Annual Golf Tournament at the Beautiful Chateau Cartier Golf Course in Gatineau, QC. Over 250 golfers were in attendance including Castle’s very own Chair of the Board, Laurie Wichers-Schreur and her husband, Bruce Gagnon. Joining Laurie and Bruce were Quebec Castle members André & Lynn Roy of Matériaux Lac Ste Marie, as well as Louis Bondu and Julie Cloutier of Matériaux Bondu. Our local BDM Robert Legault and his wife Diane rounded off this unique 6-some and a wonderful day was had by everyone who came out to participate in the event. The event wrapped up with a gourmet dinner and an incredible fireworks display.
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Western Buying Expo Winners

July 2023
Congratulations to our winners at the Western Expo Ace of Diamonds Gaming Pavilion! Here are the lucky winners: The First Prize member raffle went to Don Clement of Mission Building Supplies in Edmonton, AB who won Flight & Accommodations for 2 Adults to the 2024 AGM in Lake Las Vegas! Second Prize in the member raffle went to Irene Vinal of Woodland Lumber in Evansburg, AB took home a $500 WestJet Travel voucher. Our Castle Vendors also took home some great prizes including the First Place Prize which went to Mike Byers of Taiga Building Products who won a $1000 WestJet Travel voucher. Brian Glenn of VicWest also took home a $500.00 WestJet Travel Voucher. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you for your support of the Castle Western Buying Expo! Next stop Halifax Nova Scotia!
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Hodgins Building Centre - Grand Opening

July 2023
The folks at Hodgins Building Centre in Wingham, Ontario were busy last month planning and executing not one but two Grand Opening celebrations. The new Castle location first welcomed the local community for a fun-filled day that included Food Trucks, Vendor Booths, and fun activities and prizes for the whole family. The turnout was outstanding, and a memorable day was had by all. The team at Hodgins had a repeat performance just a few weeks later when they welcomed local contractors for another exciting event! Congratulations on the grand opening from the Castle family. More coverage of this event can be found at: https://www.huroncitizen.ca/hodgins-family-turns-page...
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Official Grand Opening - Le Bâtisseur Quincaillerie et Matériaux

June 2023
Congratulations to our newest Castle member in Quebec, Le Bâtisseur Who celebrated their Official Grand Opening weekend earlier this month. There was a great turnout for the celebrations, and the team looks forward to serving the community as Castle Building Centre.  
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Arksey Lumber's 25th Anniversary

June 2023
Congratulations to Arksey Lumber, who was recently awarded with their 25th Anniversary as a Castle Building Centres location. Business Development Manager, Andre Laurin was on location in Cannington, Ontario to present Darryl Arksey with the special recognition.
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Sneak Peek - Adams Building Centre

June 2023
Coming Soon! Here’s a sneak preview of the new location of Adams Building Centre in Woodstock, Ontario. The state-of-the-art home improvement mega-store is set to open in the late summer, and the team is gearing up to welcome new and existing customers in their new location. Stay tuned for updates and the official Grand Opening dates.
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The Goulais River Country Store

May 2023
Congratulations to Castle member The Goulais River Country Store in the Northern Ontario town of Goulais River who held their official Grand Opening celebration earlier this month. New owner, Kenneth Peter Van Daele, along with his daughter and store manager Kendralyn are excited to continue serving the local market. A great day was had by all local customers and vendor partners who dropped in to enjoy the celebrations.
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Castle Building Centres Co-Sponsors Bonnechere Cup

February 2023
Castle was pleased to co-sponsor the Eganville Bonnechere Cup held earlier this month in Eganville, ON, along with neighbouring Castle locations C.A. Rieche & Sons, Country Depot, and Wm. Keetch. It was an exciting weekend of snowmobile racing action and social events, with Castle members and staff on location to take in the weekend festivities. Congratulations to Blaine Stephenson from the Wahl Racing Team, who took home the 1st place prize.
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Congratulations to Renfrew & Burnstown Castle Building Centres on Their Title Sponsorship For The Curling Event at The 2023 Renfrew County Winter Games

February 2023
The exciting community event takes place each year in February, and this year the event will run through February 12th. Special shout out to their very own Rebecca Gravelle, who is a successful athlete and plays a significant role in the event organization while inspiring the next generation of athletes. Rebecca was recently featured in the Eganville Leader. Check out the great story published in the Eganville Leader.  
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Castle is Pleased to Announce the Official Winners of the 2022 Home Sweet Home Contest!

January 2023
Castle is pleased to announce the official winners of the 2022 Home Sweet Home Contest! Each lucky winner recieved $10,000 redeemable in products/services at the winning Castle location. The Western Canada prize was awarded to Laura Patterson of Edmonton, AB, who filled in a ballot at Ruhr Valley Lumber in Thorsby, AB. In the Central region, Chris Brandsma of White Lake, ON was excited to claim his 10K prize at Burnstown Building Supply in Burnstown, ON. Renee Cormier of Traytown, NL, was the lucky Atlantic region winner, who accepted her prize at East-Glo Castle Building Supplies in Gloverton, NL. Congratulations to all winners and winning Castle locations! Stay tuned for our exciting 60th Anniversary In-Store Contest coming in 2023!
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Mike James Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

December 2022
Congratulations to Mike James, owner of Castle locations Spring Valley and O’Leary Building Centres in PEI, on winning the “Jamie Caseley, Entrepreneur of the Year Award” at the Kensington Chamber of Commerce Business of Excellence Awards. Mike and his wife Pam are the proud owners of a collaboration of businesses across Prince County, PEI. They are deeply committed and passionate about serving their community and were delighted to accept the award at the annual event. The award was presented to Mike by his sister-in-law, Jenn Paynter, whose brother Jamie Caseley passed away last December after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. The award was in Jamie’s honor. Congratulations to the James family on this incredible achievement.
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Peninsula Castle in Marystown, NL, Recently Celebrated The Official Grand Opening of its New Location.

December 2022
The grand opening merges two great stores; the former site of Peninsula Castle and the former location of G&H Home Specialties. The brand-new, more prominent location will serve the community of Marystown and beyond. Proud owners Derek and Nicole Fudge and their staff were excited to welcome customers, and their vendor sponsors for a fun-filled day that included a community BBQ and great prizes! Congratulations to the Peninsula Castle on a great event and the new store!  
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Gander Bay Building Supplies Customer Appreciation Day!

December 2022
Gander Bay Building Supplies in Victoria Cove, NL, celebrated their Customer Appreciation Day a few weeks ago on Small Business Day in Canada, welcoming their valued customers and the community to a day of food, fun, and great giveaways. The event was in gratitude for the accolades they received from the supplier and their community after winning a Hardlines business award earlier this Fall. The participants enjoyed a commemorative cake, a delicious breakfast, and a yummy pizza lunch. The grateful staff also gave away a ton of prizes throughout the day. Congratulations to Gander Bay Building Supplies on a successful event!
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Congratulations to Ryan and Stephanie Holmes!

November 2022
Congratulations to Ryan and Stephanie Holmes, the proud new owners of Castle location B & M Building Supplies & Hardware in Seldon, NL, who purchased the business from founders Ben and Marie Walbourne. Ben and Marie have been the owners/operators of this local family business since 1988. Ryan, a long-term employee, is excited about the opportunity to bring a new generation into this well-established lumber, building materials, and hardware retail store.  We wish Ben & Marie all the best in their retirement and would like to welcome Ryan and Stephanie to the Castle family.
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Castle Has Donated $25,000 Canadian Dollars to the Red Cross Hurricane Fiona Canada Appeal

November 2022
Hurricane Fiona’s destructive path barrelled through Atlantic Canada, leaving behind flooded streets, damaged homes, and many towns without power. The terrible damage left many Atlantic Canada communities in desperate need of financial assistance, including local Castle locations and their staff. To assist in delivering emergency assistance to those who need it most, Castle has donated $25,000 to the Red Cross Hurricane Fiona Canada Appeal, which the Government of Canada will match. We stand with our Castle family and offer our support as they emerge from the devasting damage stronger than ever.
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Congratulations to Castle locations Gander Bay Building Supplies, Victoria Cove, NL, and Grunthall Lumber, Grunthall, MB, who were honoured with an Outstanding Retailer Award!

November 2022
The ORAs are dedicated to celebrating the achievements of hardware, home improvement, and building supply dealers and their staff across Canada. The awards were handed out at the 2022 Hardlines Conference in Niagara-on-the-lake, ON, this past week. Deborah Brinson, Owner of Gander Bay Building Supplies, and Mike Bourgeois, Store Manager at Grunthall Lumber, were in attendance to accept the awards. Awards: Retail Spirit Award accepted by Gander Bay Building Supplies, Victoria Cove, NL Best Building Supply under 15,000 square feet accepted by Grunthal Lumber, Gruntall, MB
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The Castle Building Centres Group executive team was honoured to present a cheque in the amount of $45,500.00 to the SickKids Foundation this past week!

October 2022
The charitable donation was made possible through the generosity of the Castle Vendor Partners who attended our annual golf tournament in August. Castle is proud to be recognized as a Patron on the SickKids Hospital Wall of Donors and together we have raised close $350,000 in donations. 
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Community Recognition Dollars at Work!

September 2022
Castle members are always ready, willing and able to support their local communities. Just like Buchanan’s Hardware in Port Loring, Ontario who recently made a generous donation to Argyle Public School, also in Port Loring. The funds will go towards the purchase of new sporting goods and equipment for the school’s Phys Ed department.
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Castle Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament

September 2022
The Castle Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament in support of SickKids was a huge success! The annual event was held at The Club at North Halton, and all had a great day of golf, games and camaraderie in attendance. With the unwavering support and generosity of our Vendor Partners, Castle raised $45,500.00 for the SickKids Foundation. We are grateful for their continued support of our annual event. Check out the SickKids Personal Thank You video we dedicate to our Vendor Partners. https://lnkd.in/gHMP5UWN
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Lower Beverly Lake Campground Kids Fishing Derby

July 2022
Another community supporter! Castle member Rideau Lakes Building Centre in Elgin, Ontario, was proud to sponsor the Lower Beverly Lake Campground Kids Fishing Derby!!! An awesome group of volunteers came out, and over 50 young fishing enthusiasts braved the sweltering heat and enjoyed a fun-filled day of fishing and fond memories. There were plenty of smiling faces and exceptionally appreciative parents, including many who have been Lake Beverly campers for decades. The store even donated a lift of culled lumber to help rebuild the aging mini putt attraction on site!!
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Castle Golf Sponsorship

July 2022
We are pleased to announce the multi-year Castle sponsorship of Thomas Giroux as he begins his professional golf career. After an impressive amateur career that included qualifying for the 2021 NCAA National Championships, the 2021 Ontario Men’s Amateur Champion and member of the 2021-2022 Canadian Men’s Amateur National Team, Thomas has recently turned pro. His collegiate accomplishments include winning the 2021 Georgia State Invitational and the 2021 Horizon League Championship. Castle Building Centres and our 330 locations across Canada wish Thomas the very best as he pursues his dream of qualifying for the PGA Tour.
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HBM Roofing & Trim official Grand Opening

July 2022
Congratulations to Castle member HBM Roofing & Trim who celebrated their official Grand Opening last Saturday where suppliers, industry reps, and the local community were invited to the Havelock, Ontario location. There were giveaways, door prizes, in-store specials, showroom/store tours, product demonstrations, and the opportunity to consult with key Vendor Partners and HBM service experts. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with local MP Dave Smith on hand, and the event had live radio coverage. The HBM Team was pleased to present another community cheque to Hospice Norwood, a local facility that provides a homelike environment throughout the journey of illness, death and grief. A fine example of how Castle dealers go above and beyond to support their community.
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ABSDA Annual Golf Tournament

July 2022
It was a great day on the greens at the ABSDA Annual Golf Tournament. The event was held at the Fox Creek Golf Course in scenic Dieppe, New Brunswick. Castle was proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the event and the Castle Team took home the best dressed award! The tourney was a huge success and included 36 teams and 144 golfers.
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Congratulations to Castle member Niagara Building Centre on their Grand Opening

July 2022
Congratulations to Castle member Niagara Building Centre on their Grand Opening held last week in Thorold, Ontario. The celebration was a two day event with a contractor focused gathering on the Friday followed by a community day on Saturday. Participation and support from the local community was fantastic and the team held a charity barbeque on both days where a local BBQ restaurant was on hand to serve up some great eats! Through the generous donations of the attendees, the Niagara Building Centre team was able to donate $1,000 to “Your Life Counts”, a suicide prevention organization.
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Castle is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Castle APP

June 2022
Castle is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Castle APP, now available for download for Android and iOS. The newest version of the Castle APP has plenty of new upgrades, including enhanced partner listings, an upgraded Castle store locator map, light & dark mode options, additional search functionality, and much more! Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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SickKids Foundation Recognizes 15 Years of Support From Castle Building Centres Group

June 2022
Castle is honoured to share this special thank you video from the SickKids Foundation recognizing 15 years of support from Castle Building Centres Group. We want to thank our Valued Vendor Partners for their unwavering generosity at our annual Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament, which has helped raise over $300,000 in donations for SickKids.
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Congratulations to Amherst Supply in Amherstburg, ON, on their official Grand Opening

June 2022
Congratulations to Amherst Supply in Amherstburg, ON, who held the official Grand Opening of their brand-new store. The 2-day event took place earlier this month, and the huge celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community barbeque on both days. Castle vendors got involved by giving product demos and donating great prizes to the charity raffle. Proceeds from the raffles were donated to the local church, cancer research and the humane society. The local community really came together to make this a memorable and successful event.
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Congratulations to Grunthal Lumber in Grunthal, MB on Their Epic Grand Opening Festival

June 2022
Congratulations to Grunthal Lumber in Grunthal, MB on their epic Grand Opening Festival last week. The 5-day celebration was a tremendous success and the community barbeque was attended by over 2000 people. The grand opening was truly a community gathering that even closed Grunthal Main Street for the day and included a live band, 2 bouncy castles and an antique car show. The celebration was a testament to the impact and connection Castle locations have to their local communities.
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Congratulations to Global Building Supplies in Toronto, ON on their Grand Opening

May 2022
Congratulations to Global Building Supplies in Toronto, ON on the Grand Opening of their new location. The new Castle location put on quite the celebration which attracted customers, local dignitaries and industry professionals from all over to experience the big store reveal!
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Congratulations to Moffetts Hardware in Sussex, NB Who is Celebrating 100 Years in Business

May 2022
Congratulations to Moffetts Hardware in Sussex, NB who is celebrating 100 Years in business serving the local community of Kings County. Such an incredible accomplishment for the Moffett family, who founded the business in the exact location and continue to run the successful home improvement store for over three generations.
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Castle Would Like to Congratulate the One and Only Bruce Holman on His Upcoming Retirement

May 2022
Castle would like to congratulate the one and only Bruce Holman on his upcoming retirement after nearly two decades of service with Castle Building CentresGroup. The Castle family will bid him a fond farewell this summer and we thank him for his dedication to the success of Castle and our Valued Members over the years. Our very-own Doug Keeling will transition into the role of Director of Business Development for Castle as of September 1st, 2022. Congratulations to Doug on the promotion. Join Castle in congratulating both Bruce Holman and Doug Keeling on their future endeavors.
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The Board of Directors of Castle Building Centres Group Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Jenkins as President and Chief Executive Officer!

March 2022
The Board of Directors of Castle Building Centres Group Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Jenkins as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jenkins began his career with the Castle Group as Vice President in 2006 prior to commencing his role as President in 2007. Under his guidance, Castle Building Centres Group now represents more than 325 Building Material, Specialty, and Hardware locations across Canada. He has combined over twenty five years of industry experience in manufacturing, distribution, and sales in developing a remarkable culture of success. In his added capacity of CEO, Ken will continue to lead Castle on its accelerated growth trajectory that is driven by the strongest employee talent in the home improvement and construction supply industry. Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. is a Canadian member-owned, Lumber, Building Materials and Hardware buying group. Our focus and commitment are on the success, growth, and profitability of our independent member locations across Canada.
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Congratulations to the Central Winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest!

March 2022
Congratulations to the Central winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest! David Chew of Oshawa, Ontario picked up his winning ballot at local Castle location, Peacock Lumber also in Oshawa. David is pictured here with Castle owner Glen Peacock and Castle Business Development Manager, Doug Keeling. Glen and Doug were pleased to present him with the $5000.00 prize good towards products and services at Peacock Lumber.
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Good Luck to All the Participants of the 2022 Ontario Tankard!

March 2022
Good luck to all the participants of the 2022 Ontario Tankard being held this weekend at the Port Elgin Curling Club. Castle is a proud sponsor of the event and our Castle team will be on hand to cheer on the athletes. Check out our TV spot running all weekend at the event.
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Congratulations to the Eastern Canada winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest!

January 2022
Congratulations to the Eastern Canada winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest! Chris Bouzanne of Grand Falls, NL pictured here with store manager Ernie Smith at Notre Dame Castle, Grand Falls-Windsor location. Chris was awarded a $5000 prize, good towards any home reno project or products/services at the Notre Dame Grand Falls-Windsor location. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated.
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Congratulations to the Western Canada Winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest!

January 2022
Congratulations to the Western Canada winner of the 2021 Castle Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest! Marilyn Cochrane of Thorsby, Alberta picked up her winning ballot at her local Castle location, Ruhr Valley Lumber also in Thorsby. She is pictured here with Castle owner Matt Ruhr who presented Marilyn with the $5000.00 prize which is good towards products/services at Ruhr Valley Lumber. Marilyn has plans to put the 5K towards that home reno project she has been dreaming of. Congratulations!
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Community Support at its finest!

December 2021
Castle locations, Allen Building Centre and Akins Brewer Lumber wanted to do something special for their valued contractors this Christmas, so they partnered with a local craft brewery to create special beer cans with a custom Castle logo. The inspiration came from a fellow Castle location who had great success with this promotion last year! A donation of $1.00 per can from the thousands of beer cans purchased will be donated to the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters club. A Win-Win!
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Congratulations to Castle location Mayer Hardware & Building Supplies

December 2021
Congratulations to Castle location Mayer Hardware & Building Supplies in Sioux Narrows, ON, winners of the September Castle 4C contest. Mayer Hardware, who participated in the September 4C event are the lucky winners of a luxurious 4 Person Gander Spa. Huge thank you goes out to the Canadian Spa Company for the amazing prize. Enjoy!
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Congratulations to Castle members Baun and Meilan Mark!

November 2021
Congratulations to Castle members Baun and Meilan Mark of Grand Forks Building Centre in Grand Forks, BC on their brand-new store renovation. The extensive store is a full-service Home Improvement Centre complete with flooring, hardware, kitchen and bath design departments. A full-service lumberyard was also added to the store footprint. They look forward to welcoming the community to the new store development. 
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Congratulations to Castle member East-Glo Castle Building Supplies!

November 2021
Congratulations to Castle Member East-Glo Castle Building Supplies who was awarded the Atlantic Home Warranty Customer Choice Award for 2020. The store received an outstanding customer score of 94% for providing a quality product and positive building experience to clients. Way to go East-Glo!
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Congratulations to Paul Reutov

November 2021
Congratulations to Paul Reutov, owner of Contractor Direct Building Materials - Castle Building Centre, in Lac La Biche, AB on becoming the new Mayor of Lac La Biche! Check out the link in our bio for the full article published in the Lakeland today newsletter.
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Congratulations to Mike Tiller of Niagara Falls, ON!

November 2021
We are excited to announce the lucky winner of the Castle Home Sweet Home Renovation Contest is Mike Tiller of Niagara Falls, ON. Our Castle locations experienced record participation this year and we received over 10 thousand entries for the Spring/ Summer contest! Mike filled out a ballot at Buchanan’s Hardware in Port Loring, Ontario. Congratulations to the lucky winner and to our Castle family at Buchanan’s Hardware.
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Congratulation to Travis Nanninga and Elaine Nanninga of Bulkley Valley Home Centre!

November 2021
Congratulations to Castle location Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa, B.C who took home the Best Building Supply or Home Centre under 15,000 Square Feet ORA award at the Hardlines ORA Gala. Travis Nanninga and Elaine Nanninga of Bulkley Valley Home Centre were on hand at the awards ceremony to accept the award sponsored by Taiga Building Products.  
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Congratulations to Bulkley Valley Home Centre!

September 2021
Congratulations to Bulkley Valley Home Centre who received the prestigious BSIA excellence award and was presented with a cheque in the amount of $2000 dollars. Bulkey Valley Home Centre will also grace the cover of the next issue of the BSIA magazine and be included in a featured article. Way to go!
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Congratulations to Castle Member Matériaux MB!

September 2021
Congratulations to Castle member Matériaux MB, in Preissac, QC on their Grand Opening celebration as a Castle Centre Du Rénovation. The lakeside outdoor event was very well attended by local consumers, contractors, family and friends. The celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony, prize giveaways, live entertainment and a BBQ lunch with our very own Castle BDM Robert Legault and his lovely wife Diane on the grill. The Mayor along with other local dignitaries also made an appearance.
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Congratulations to Cook Street & Bay Street Castle!

August 2021
Congratulations to Cook Street & Bay Street Castle for winning Best Home Improvement Store Top Honours! The Castle locations were chosen number one by the Victoria News readers choice. Way to go!
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Congratulations to Daryl Arksey of Arksey Building Supply!

July 2021
Congratulations to Daryl Arksey of Arksey Building Supply in Cannington, Ontario. Daryl was the lucky prize winner of Castle’s 4C June Buying Event Orgill Contest and is pictured here with John Mulholland of Orgill Canada. Thank you to Orgill Canada for the prize and to all Castle members who entered. See you in September at the next Castle 4C Virtual Buying Event.
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Help support the community of Bobcaygeon and Castle Member Jermyn Lumber

April 2021
Help support the community of Bobcaygeon and Castle Member Jermyn Lumber win the Kraft Hockeyville Contest! The community of Bobcaygeon was selected from an extensive list of hockey communities across Canada for their passion and dedication to the game. The Bobcaygeon Team has made the TOP 4 in the Kraft Hockeyville Contest and we need your vote! The lucky community has a chance to win $250,000 in Arena upgrades and to the exciting opportunity to host an NHL game. Voting is quick and easy: Step One: Go to the Kraft Hockeyville website www.KraftHockeyville.ca Step Two: Register BEFORE April 9th in advance of the voting period. Step Three: Spread the word by sharing the link with family, friends and customers Step Four: Vote on April 9th and April 10th as often as you like! Voting takes place Friday April 9th 9:00 a.m. to Saturday April 10th at 5 p.m. You can vote as often as you like! Together we can make this happen for Bobcaygeon! Thank you
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Castle has a new family member!

April 2021
Castle has a new family member! Congratulations to Castle Member Trevor Ronchin and his wife Cori of Pinehill Lumber in Lively, ON who recently welcomed their new son James into the world this past weekend! From left to right; Beth (big sister), Trevor (Dad), James (newbie), Cori (Mom) & Austin (big brother).
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The Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association holds their Virtual Annual Gala!

March 2021
The Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association (AQMAT) held their annual gala in a virtual setting this past week where employees at Castle location Lortie et Martin in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC were honoured for their outstanding contributions. Christian Bélair, General Manager at Lortie et Martin, was recognized in the Best Manager category, while colleague Paul Legault, Senior Materials Buyer, picked up the Loyalty award for his many years of service. Jean Louis Corbin of Castle location, DF Rouleau, Castle, in Les Hauteurs, QC also took home the Loyalty award for his contribution in helping to build customer loyalty and team spirit. Congratulations to the teams at Lortie et Martin and DF Rouleau!
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Congratulations to Castle Member MacCallum Building Supplies!

March 2021
Congratulations to Castle Member MacCallum Building Supplies in Miramichi, New Brunswick for cleaning up at the Reader’s Choice Awards. The store was awarded BEST Building Materials Retailer, BEST Doors and Windows Retailer, BEST Roofing, and BEST Siding. They also won the number 2 spot for the BEST Hardware Store! Amazing!
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The team at Florence Mills Inc. takes a stand against bullying!

March 2021
The team at Castle location Florence Mill Inc. in Florence, ON is taking a stand against bullying! They participated in National Ant-Bullying Day by wearing Pink Shirts last month. National Anti-Bullying Day is a fundrasier observed worldwide where people are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying. The team raised over $3500 for the Chatham Kent Children’s Services. Way to go!
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Castle adopts a Family Suite at Ronald McDonald House Charities in memory of Mr. Cluny Sheppard

March 2021
Castle member Notre Dame Agencies together with Castle Building Centres Group is honoured to announce the adoption of a Family Suite at Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador. The suite was adopted in memory of Mr. Cluny Sheppard, former Chairman of Notre Dame Castle Building Centres, beloved Castle Member and friend. With the support of this room, Notre Dame Agencies and Castle hope to help ease this burden for families who have to travel from different areas of the province for specialized care.
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Congratulations Rebecca Wichers-Schreur!

February 2021
Congratulations to Rebecca Wichers-Schreur of Castle locations Woodworks of Renfrew and Burnstown Hardware who is the Hardlines Young Retailer of Year. Rebecca was featured on the cover of the current issue of Home Improvement Quarterly.
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Congratulations Rylan Mangus!

February 2021
Congratulations to Rylan Magnus of Tisdale, Saskatchewan who was the lucky Western Winner of The Great Fall Home Renovation Contest. Rylan now has $5000 to spend at Castle location Wood Country Building Services, also in Tisdale. Rylan is pictured here accepting his prize along with the Tisdale store manager Don Ritthaler. Congratulations to the winner and to Wood Country Tisdale. Thank you to everyone who participated and stay tuned for our exciting Spring/Summer Castle Contest Announcement.
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Congratulations K. Brotherton!

February 2021
Congratulations to K. Brotherton of Kapuskasing, Ontario who was the Central winner of The Great Fall Home Renovation Contest. The lucky winner now has $5000 to spend at Castle location Knowles Building Centre also in Kapuskasing. Congratulations to the winner and to Knowles Building Centre! Thank you to everyone who participated and stay tuned for our exciting Spring/Summer Castle Contest Announcement.
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Congratulations Gail Burke of Chester, Nova Scotia!

January 2021
Congratulations to Gail Burke of Chester Nova Scotia who was the Atlantic Canada winner of The Great Fall Home Renovation Contest. Gail now has $5000 to spend at Castle location Chester Building Supplies where she picked up a ballot! Congratulations to Gail and Chester Building Supplies. Thank you to everyone who participated and stay tuned for our exciting Spring/Summer Castle Contest Announcement.
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Congratulations to Lori Noonan!

November 2020
Congratulations to Lori Noonan of St. Catherine’s, Ontario who is the official winner of the Castle 2020 Weekend Warrior Contest! Lori had the opportunity to select her Weekend Warrior prize and she chose the sleek Fishing Boat valued at $25,000! The lucky winner filled out a ballot at Hook’s Building Centre, a Castle location in Cloyne, Ontario where she is a regular customer in the summer months. Castle is proud to support local Canadian business and purchased the fishing boat prize from Smart’s Marina in Cloyne; another loyal customer of Hook’s Building Centre! Thank you to all Castle locations and their customers for participating!
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Castle Building Centres Group continues to be a proud supporter of SickKids

November 2020
Castle Building Centres Group continues to be a proud supporter of SickKids. It was announced this week at the Virtual SickKids Hospital Celebration of Donors that after recently donating $25,000, Castle has moved to the SickKids Hospital Wall of Benefactors.  The Wall of Benefactors is exclusive to those donors that have exceeded $250,000 in donations. The @SickKids donor wall recognizes those who are helping to fight the greatest challenges in children’s health. A sincere thank you to the Castle Vendor Partners who continue to support our fundraising initiatives each year. Together we are helping to make a difference and supporting the groundbreaking research of the SickKids Foundation. 
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Castle Community Support in Action

November 2020
Rideau Lakes Building Centre in Elgin, ON is helping to make wishes come true in their community.  Owners Jim and Charlene Summers kindly donated materials to help build an amazing child’s playroom for a local young man who made a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Through the hard work and generosity of Laframboise Construction, local volunteers and the Rideau Lakes team, they were able to bring the young man’s wish to reality. Jim and Charlene went out of their way to rally local volunteers, help with the event reveal and provide meals to the construction team. A fine example of just how connected and committed Castle dealers are to their communities.
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Castle was honoured to learn that we were recognized by SickKids Foundation in a Donor Spotlight this week.

April 2020
Castle was honoured to learn that we were recognized by SickKids Foundation in a Donor Spotlight this week. We are proud to be a “Patron” on the Wall of Donors at SickKids Hospital in Toronto which is committed to family-centered compassionate care. Together with our Vendor Partners, our efforts have raised close to $250,000 for the foundation. Click the link to find out more! https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/aboutus/newsandmedia/donorspotlight2020april20castlebuildingcentregroupvwr
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This past weekend, the lives of so many families in Nova Scotia and across this country were impacted by an unspeakable series of senseless crimes.

April 2020
This past weekend, the lives of so many families in Nova Scotia and across this country were impacted by an unspeakable series of senseless crimes. We were heartbroken to learn that Castle members Kurt & Tina Gratto of Masstown Hardware Castle Building Supplies lost their daughter and son-in-law Jamie & Greg Blair. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gratto and Blair families through these difficult days. Jamie & Greg leave behind two sons, Jack 10 and Alexander 12 along with their family dog Zoey. On behalf of the Gratto and Blair families, Castle is establishing a trust fund in support of Jack & Alexander. We have received numerous requests from Castle members and suppliers seeking to support the family. The generosity of this wonderful industry is overwhelming. Details related to the trust fund will be communicated early next week. On behalf of Castle, our sincere condolences to all of the victims, families and communities involved. Personal Regards Ken Jenkins President Castle Building Centres Group Ltd
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Congratulations to Ron Yuill and his wife Danielle who are the Central region winners of The Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest.

January 2020
Congratulations to Ron Yuill and his wife Danielle who are the Central region winners of The Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest. Ron filled out a ballot at Castle location North Dundas Building Supplies in Chesterville, ON last Fall. The couple was ecstatic to learn about the win and were in the middle of renovations on the home they had recently purchased in Chesterville. Stay tuned for Castle’s next exciting contest “The Weekend Warrior” coming this Spring to participating Castle locations across Canada!
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Congratulations to Katelyn Grant of Oshawa, ON

January 2020
Congratulations to Katelyn Grant of Oshawa, ON who was the lucky winner of the Canadian Hockey Giveaway Contest on Instagram during the month of November. Katelyn dropped by the Castle office to pick up a pair of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets and will be enjoying a game later this season. Special thanks to Castle Vendor Partner Taiga Building Products for generously donating the hockey tickets. Stay tuned for Castle’s next social media contest.
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Congratulations to Castle member Rebecca Wichers-Schreur of Burnstown Building Supply

November 2019
Congratulations to Castle member Rebecca Wichers-Schreur of Burnstown Building Supply in Burnstown, ON on winning the Outstanding Retailer Award (ORA) for Best Young Retailer. Rebecca accepted the award last week in ON at the Hardlines Conference.
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The Castle Building Centres Group executive team was honoured to present a cheque

November 2019
The Castle Building Centres Group executive team was honoured to present a cheque in the amount of $35,000 to the SickKids Foundation this past week. The charitable donation was made possible through the generosity of the Castle Vendor Partners who attended our annual golf tournament in August. Castle is proud to be recognized on the SickKids Hospital Wall of Donors.
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Castle staff took part in sorting and packaging close to 5000lbs of food

October 2019
Castle staff took part in sorting and packaging close to 5000lbs of food donations at the Mississauga Food Bank @themississaugafoodbank This amount of food is equivalent to over 5000 meals for local residents in need. Thank you to all Castle staff who participated.
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Another prize in the Castle Wild4Wheels contest

October 2019
Another prize in the Castle Wild4Wheels contest was awarded to a lucky Castle customer this past week in the province of Quebec. Pierre Lanthier picked up a ballot at Castle Lortie et Martin in Sainte Agathe Des Monts, QC. Pierre is the lucky winner of 2nd place prize and took home a 2019 4-Wheeler ATV Congratulations to Pierre and thank you to all who entered.
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Winners of the Wild4Wheels Contest

August 2019
Congratulations to our 1st Prize winner of the Wild4Wheels contest who picked up his prize earlier this week. Josh Popkie of Eganville, Ontario had the winning entry which he filled out at the Eganville Country Depot. Josh and his family went home with an amazing 2019 Suzuki Kingquad 500 ATV!
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Stoney Point Hardware Celebrates 70 Years

June 2019
Congratulations to Castle member Stoney Point Hardware in Pointe aux Roches, Ontario who celebrated their 70th Anniversary this past July. The Canada Day and anniversary celebrations took place over the long weekend with a local parade and community barbeque.
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Congratulations to Castle member Everett Smeds of Castle Renovation Centre in Prince George BC.

June 2019
Congratulations to Castle member Everett Smeds of Castle Renovation Centre in Prince George BC. Brad Dixon, Castle Business Development Manager, presented Everett with the BSIA Orion Award in the Finishing & Specialty Products category, Northern BC. The award recognizes quality and excellence in different categories through their mystery shopper program.
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The Atlantic Hockey Championships last month in Charlottetown, PEI.

May 2019
Some pics for the Atlantic Hockey Championships last month in Charlottetown, PEI. Castle was proud to co-sponsor the event along with member location’s Spring Valley Building Centre, O’Leary Building Centre and TJ’s Windows, Door & More.  Congratulations to all the teams, staff and spectators who participated.
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Congratulations to Castle Member Jack Crombie of Hudson Hardware of Hudson, QC.

April 2019
Congratulations to Castle Member Jack Crombie of Hudson Hardware of Hudson, QC. Jack was recently inducted into the Canadian and Quebec Curling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honours the achievements of individuals who have significantly and positively contributed towards the advancement of the sport of curling.
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Congratulations to Team Rae from Toronto and Collingwood

March 2019
Congratulations to Team Rae from Toronto and Collingwood who took home 1st place at the Queen of the Castle Bonspiel Curling Championship. The tourney took place at Prince Edward Curling club in Picton Ontario and was proudly sponsored by Castle location C. F. Evans Lumber, also in Picton.
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Congratulations to Emma Robin

March 2019
Congratulations to Emma Robin, daughter of Castle member Keven Robin of Brisson Castle Building Centre in Cochrane, Ontario. Emma and her Under 18 curling team, sponsored by Brisson Castle are on their way to the Northern Ontario Provincial Championships in Fort Francis. We wish the team the best of luck in the tournament! Go Emma!
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Alf Curtis Sponsors Pink in the Rink

February 2019
Castle member location Alf Curtis Home Improvements in Peterborough is doing their part to support the local community. Recently, they were the Platinum Sponsor of the 10th Annual Pink in the Rink where the Peterborough Petes partner up with the Canadian Cancer Association to raise funds and awareness. (Photo credit: Kenneth Andersen Photography.)
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Congratulations to the team at Rideau Lakes Building Centre

February 2019
Congratulations to the team at Rideau Lakes Building Centre on winning the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the 1000 Islands/Gananoque Chamber of Commerce. Dedication, exceptional service and team work are the key elements to the success of this hard-working group of professionals. Here they are at the award presentation.
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Castle Sponsors Bonnechere Cup

February 2019
Castle was excited to co-sponsor the 45th Annual Bonnechere Cup in Eganville, ON once again, along with neighboring Castle locations C.A. Rieche & Sons, Country Depot, Wm. Keetch and Hooks Building Centre. It was an exciting weekend of snowmobile racing action and events.
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Congratulations to Brian Connolly of Manganese Mines, NS.

January 2019
Congratulations to Brian Connolly of Manganese Mines, NS. Brian is the lucky winner in Atlantic Canada of Castle’s Great Canadian Home Renovation Contest. Here’s Brian accepting his prize of $5000.00 in Castle products to put towards a home reno project. The prize was awarded Noel & Kurt Grotto of Masstown Hardware in Masstown, NS where the ballot was completed.
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Castle’s Commodity Buyer, and Proud Curling Coach, Kelvin Johnston

December 2018
Castle’s Commodity Buyer, and Proud Curling Coach, Kelvin Johnston pictured here standing alongside his Women’s Curling Team – “Team Harris” at Oakville Curling Club earlier in the year. The talented team just returned from the Ontario Provincial tournament in Sault Ste. Marie on their quest for the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Congratulations to the team who placed 5th over-all! Great job!
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Castle Staff lends a helping hand at the Mississauga Foodbank.

September 2018
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Castle Softball Team Championship

September 2018
Congratulations to The Castle Championship Team of the St. John’s Media League Co-ed who took home the Softball Division D Champions for the third straight year. The team was sponsored by local Castle location, ABC Siding and Windows in St. John’s Newfoundland
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Castle Battle of the Tough Trucks Giveaway

August 2018
Castle is pleased to announce the official winner of the 2018 Battle of the Tough Trucks. The contest was one of the largest in Castle’s history and received a record number of entries! The lucky winner of the $40,000 prize was Glenn Tobin of Blackfalds, Alberta! After picking up an online entry ballot at Wolf Creek Building Supplies in Lacombe, Alberta, Glenn entered online and his name was chosen. Glenn’s name was drawn from over 25,000 entries from across Canada. Congratulations to Glenn and the staff at Wolf Creek Building Supplies. Glenn chose the sturdy Dodge Ram as his favourite “Tough Truck”!
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Moffett’s Hardware Community Strength

August 2018
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Annual Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament

July 2018
Over 150 guests representing 80 Castle Vendor Partners from across Canada gathered for the annual On August 27th, 2018, Castle staff and many of their Vendor Partners Castle Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament. Hosted at the picturesque Club at North Halton in Ontario, the pristine greens and rolling hills made for a beautiful backdrop to another day filled with fun on the perfectly groomed private golf course. The 150 guests representing 80 national Castle Vendor Partners, had the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause through several exciting charity golf challenges, win great prizes and enjoy a spectacular day at the Club at North Halton’s award-winning course. Following the round of golf, players enjoyed a gourmet meal and awards presentation in the dining room overlooking the 9th hole. Castle’s annual Vendor Appreciation Golf Tournament recognizes the Valued Vendor Partners who play an on-going role in the success of Castle and the Independent Retailer.
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Grand Opening Burnstown Building Supply

July 2018
On August 2nd Burnstown Hardware hosted its Grand Opening. Over 500 customers and visited the store throughout the day to help celebrate the store opening which included over 15 vendors showcasing their products, including demonstrations from many vendors partners. Dignitaries from the Township of McNab Braeside and Renfrew County were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony and shared some great insight about the expansion and growth coming in the area. Guests enjoyed a BBQ lunch and the festivities included live music from local performer The Calabogie Weather Man, Kevin Lentz, live broadcast on local Radio Station MyFM and many great prizes and raffles. Congratulations to Burnstown Hardware on your successful opening!
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Florence Mill Sponsorship Tractor Pull

June 2018
For over a decade, people travel from all over southwestern Ontario to the town of Florence for the Annual Florence Truck & Tractor Pull, organized by The Optimist Club of Bothwell. The exciting event with be held on July 6th 2018 and Castle member Florence Mill is proud to be a major sponsor of the event which benefits youth programs in the community. The exciting showdown features tractors and trucks facing off against each other over a 300-foot track.
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Jenna’s Special Spotlight

June 2018
Congratulations to Jenna Knowles, Daughter of Scott & Simone Knowles of Knowles Castle Building Supplies in Kapuskasing, ON. Jenna took home two bronze medals in Swimming at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Way to go Jenna!
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Topmar helps New Brunswick Flood Victims

May 2018
Topmar Building Supplies Ltd. - on the north side of the St. John River in Fredericton NB, reached out to many in their community who had been impacted by the devastating New Brunswick flood of 2018. This included one of their own employees as well as relatives Topmar family. Topmar generously donated Castle buckets filled with cleaning supplies and offered discounts on supplies and rentals to flood victims.
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Hudson Hardware Sponsorship

May 2018
This summer was beaming with charity initiatives including the Hudson Hardware sponsored hole in one contest at the Cunningham’s golf tournament at the Whitlock Golf & Country Club. On June 18th, participants enjoyed an amazing day of golf at the annual tournament that raises money for a variety of different charities every year. This year, Hudson Hardware, along with 4 other sponsors, sponsored, the Hudson Hardware Hole-in-One Sponsorship. The hole garnered a lot excitement as players tried their luck at shooting a hole in one for the chance to win $100,000 worth of home renovation supplies donated by participating vendor partners. Although no one was able to win the incredible prize, the event was a success, and Hudson Hardware was happy to participate and be a proud sponsor of the event. Congratulations or thank you to Hudson Hardware for your charity contribution!
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Cheese Box Race in Eganville

May 2018
The 1st Annual Eganville Great Canadian Cheese Box Race cheese box race took place on the August 4th. The fun, inventive “boat” race which features upcycled old cheese boxes celebrate the Bonnechere River and the heritage of the Eganville creamery. The funds raised will contribute to a central waterfront boardwalk revitalization project that will be enjoyed by the entire community. Castle location Eganville Country Depot participated in the event that saw 500 decorated cheese boxes from corporate sponsors and the community dropped into the whitewater of the Bonnechere River for an exhilarating race.
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55 Years and Growing Strong; Castle gives back to Community with Sick Kids Donation

April 2018
On May 10th, Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. hosted an open house in Mississauga, Ontario, to celebrate our 55th Anniversary. The ceremony was held at their corporate head office inside the beautifully decorated and light filled “Atrium” and served as the perfect backdrop to commemorate the incredible milestone. The event welcomed guests from across Canada and included many local members, valued vendor partners, media as well as Castle employees, both past and present.
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Castle Proud Sponsor of Bonnechere Cup

January 2018
Once again, Castle, was proud to sponsor the 44th Bonnechere Cup last month along with 4 local member locations. Since 1974, the races have taken place at the ice oval track in Eganville, Ontario. Some of the greatest names in snowmobiling history have experienced the thrill of this track and we congratulate all the 2018 winners!
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Making a Difference

November 2017
Every Christmas Roger Gainer of Docks & Decks in Sudbury, ON lends a hand in his community by Collecting, Sorting and Delivering food items to needy families through the Sudbury Food Bank. He and his wife Terri also created a Local Annual fundraiser hosted in their own home called the Ugly Sweater – TV Bingo Contest night to raise money and food for the local charity.
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Minden, Ontario Couple Wins Castle Building Centres Great Canadian Fall Home Renovation Contest

November 2017
Minden residents Ed and Grace Schuurmans recently won $5,000 towards a home renovation project in the Great Canadian Fall Renovation Contest operated by Castle Building Centres Group Ltd.
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Castle Home For Dinner Program

August 2017
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Winner of the 2017 Weekend Warrior Contest

May 2017
Over the summer, Castle held the second annual Weekend Warrior Contest where Castle locations from across Canada offered their customers the chance to win a Weekend Warrior prize valued at $25,000. This year’s lucky winner was Christine Paquin of St-Anne-de-lacs, QC. Christine picked up a ballot at Materiaux Robert Boyer also in St Anne. Robert Legault and owner Robert Boyer had the pleasure of awarding this year’s Weekend Warrior Contest winner with a brand new Jayco travel trailer. Christine selected from 3 prize options that also included a Touring Motorcycle or a Fishing Boat. Recently retired, Christine is looking forward to many exciting weekends in her new vehicle. Congratulations!
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