Fuelling Kindness by Shell Canada

| June 28, 2016

Marlene Hickey (far right) was surprised to the verge of tears when Shell Canada staff members paid for her groceries at Fresion Bros. on June 22 as part of the “Fueling Kindness Day”. L-R: Eugene Ng, Leanne Laverick, Cindy Koning, Freson Staff and Craig Hallden.

“After all, it’s the little things that make a big difference.”
Can you imagine having a complete stranger come up to you at the grocery store and offer to pay for your cart full of groceries?

Or a random knock on your door for a bouquet of flowers?

Maybe there were trays of goodies and fresh fruit delivered to your work?

Or your lunch paid for at Subway or your coffee at A & W?

Shell Canada staff brightened the days of countless lives at they made “spontaneous” stops in Fox Creek on June 22 as a “Fuelling Kindness Day!”

The kind staff were wearing red shirts and introducing themselves; saying a brief explanation of what they were doing, handing out business cards that say “Fueling Kindness” and After all, it’s the little things that make a big difference,” and “Making someone else’s day better.”

It was a great incentive to show their new presence in Fox Creek with the development of their yard and office down the Airport Road.

“We had such a great day. I can’t wipe the smile off my face as I think about how many people we were able to touch,” said Leanne Laverick, External Relations Advisor.

The Fueling Kindness day first started at the Shell Canada office in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

The recipient’s reactions were inspiring and heartwarming.

Shell Canada staff were divided into teams and then hit the streets of Fox Creek to visit all of the following places:

  • ProFoxx
  • Apex
  • Rival Trucking
  • ATB Bank
  • Timber Ridge Inn
  • Comfort Inn
  • Best Western
  • School Library
  • School Office
  • School Staff Room
  • Town of Fox Creek
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Splash Park
  • Marnevic Park
  • RCMP
  • FC Fire Hall
  • Subway
  • CRC staff
  • Parent Link
  • Food Bank
  • Senior’s Centre
  • Hospital Staff and patients
  • Barb Jantz (super volunteer!)
  • Freson Bros.
  • A&W

A free lunch followed at their new location, where over 100 people attended. To learn more about Shell Canada, visit: http://www.shell.ca/.


The CHAMP Team Success Coach at the Fox Creek School, Oksana Atwood showed a student their surprise gifts from Shell Canada.


Commonly known as “Aunty Barb”, Barb Jantz was surprised to have flowers delivered to her doorstep for years of dedicated volunteerism.


First thing in the morning, at Shell’s new office, Craig Hallden as excited to see the looks of recipients who received fueling kindness gifts. Let’s go spread some love!


Paying a surprise visit with to the Fox Creek Hospital.


Nurse Kristi Perrault was on shift for the surprise visit from the Shell Canada staff.


Surprise! Group hug with Public Health Nurse, Rene Sawatsky after appreciation flowers were gifted to her.


Next was the Town Administration Office.


Free lunch for those who stopped at Subway on June 22.


Sergeant Warren Wright accepting his appreciation gift.


Cam MacKinnon, Leanne Laverick, Charlene Parker, Thalia Aspeslet, Eugene Ng, Craig Halliden, Cindy Koning, Jonathan Babyn at the Fox Creek School.


Fox Creek School administration staff, Mrs. Demings and Mrs. Hailes, and Assistant Principal Tamara Czinkota accepting their gifts.


A bbq followed the morning kindness tours, where over 100 people attended at their office location.


Thank You to Shell Canada for sharing their kindness and their gifts. The CHAMP Team Coordinator, Sandra Hardy thanking Charlene Parker from Shell.


Photos by Brandi Camilleri


Remember to be kind and pay it forward.

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Brandi loves meeting people and sharing their stories. A country girl at heart, she appreciates the simple things in a complex world.

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