The sun was shining as members of the transportation industry came out to raise money for Kids Help Phone and other Canadian children’s charities.

Forget everything you thought you knew about industry events! This was a full day jam-packed with networking, knowledge, great food, golfing and of course, supporting children’s charities across Canada. TransCore Link Logistics hosted its 20th Annual Conference and Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 16th, in Etobicoke at Markland Wood Private Golf Club.

Link Conference attendees braved the early morning to enjoy complimentary food and listen to talks on the state of the industry. Along with seeing a demo of the new Loadlink, guests had the opportunity to win several prizes like a foursome Blue Jays experience package valued at $1,000, a big screen television and much more. The morning finished with a panel discussion on how cryptocurrency is affecting the transportation industry. Moderator, Mike McCarron kept the discussion light and fun as the audience tuned in to hear the latest Blockchain buzz. 

After the conference, Link golfers headed out to the greens for an afternoon of excitement. Not even the threat of rain could stop the fun! Along the course, players had poutine, ice cream and plenty of chances to win great prizes like a Florida golf vacation and plane tickets at various on-course activities.

Golfing concluded and players rushed into the clubhouse for a delicious meal and prize giveaways. With all the enthusiasm in the air, a moment was taken to acknowledge the purpose of the event. Norm Smyth, a representative from Kids Help Phone, took the stage to thank everyone and explain why the foundation is such a necessity to Canadian youth.

“They (Canadian youth) can talk to somebody who is nonjudgmental… anonymously, on whatever forum they want to talk to us on. They’re going to get the help and support that they need and be able to move forward and become vibrant people of society,” said Smyth before he was handed the donation cheque.

Photos from golf and conference can be viewed here and a video of the event can be viewed here

This event would not have been possible without the tremendous support of generous sponsors. Their support made this year’s event extremely successful.

Major sponsors included C.H. RobinsonTransnet FreightManitoulin transportRiviera FinanceTransplaceTrucking HR CanadaAnsonia Credit DataRogers CommunicationsG. Roch ConsultantTransCreditCrossdock SystemsBirdseye Solutions5K Solutions and Services Inc and AVAAL Technology Solutions.

Hole sponsors included Pride Group LogisticsBibby Financial Services CanadaDesi TruckingRandstadPolaris TransportBestpassStarship FreightFourkitesMactrans LogisticsBison Transport and The Faktori

About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national service offering professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led text-based support (available nationwide by the end of 2018) for young people. Kids Help Phone’s free, anonymous services are available in both English and French. Kids Help Phone is a registered Canadian charity that raises the majority of their revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising.

About TransCore Link Logistics

Looking for a better way to match available freight loads with trucks, TransCore Link Logistics in 1990 developed Loadlink, a load board connecting brokers, carriers, owner operators and private fleets in Canada to a real-time database of 15 million loads, shipments and trucks – the largest in the industry. The monthly Canadian Freight Index now defines the freight movement spot market. The company also provides its customers with dispatch solutionsACE/ACI eManifestPosting IndexRate Index, credit solutions, factoring, online transportation job boards, mileage software and more.

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