Charities

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Partners since 1944, Ames supports the North Burnaby Clubhouse through funding and staff volunteering at annual events

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Supporting Fair in the Square, an inner city picnic for over 3,000 people.

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Volunteers assist with meals and the annual toy drive while funding is provided for Camp Sunrise, a summer camp for inner city low income children

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Providing funding and volunteers for summer camp for kids with cancer and their families Follow



Bursaries

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IDT – Interior Design Technologist programme

Each year we support NAIT by offering our Tile 101 course to the interior design students. For the Second year students, we issue a scholarship challenge with a prize of $1500. The challenge is for the students to design a bathroom using the tiles that Ames offer. Students are judged on the correct use of tile, presentation and overall design.

Ames also offer a Bursary programme for the students of IDT programme. Each year we provide $1000 in support for students with financial difficulties. Applicants are reviewed and awarded by NAIT.

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Student Design Competition

A contest help every year for BCIT Design students to integrate Ames Tile & Stone products into their INTD 4300 Commerical Design projects. They are judged on the originality of their design and floorplan. On the appropriateness of the materials they select, along with the tile layout. Finally, the successful impementation of the design concept, focusing on craftmanship, neatness, organization of information, clarity and professionalism.
The winner is announced and their winning submission is posted on the Ames TIle & Stone website, also featured in the BCIT Newsletter. Along with that the winners are awarded:

  • 1st Place - $700
  • 2nd Place - $500
  • 3rd Place - $300

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Bursary to the Faculty of Architecture

  • $1000.00 bursary to the Faculty of Architecture
  • We tour the new design students through our showroom and they are given tile 101
  • we are members of the Friends of PIDIM Professional Interior Designers in Manitoba www.pidim.ca
  • we are members of the Friends of PIDIM Professional Interior Designers in Manitoba www.storefrontmb.ca

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Annual Scholarship

  • $1,000 annual Bursary
  • Creat welcome bags for the new design students in the fall with water bottles, pens, gum, and other fun items
  • Giving talks about our industry and technical information
  • Place new binders and loose pieces of tile in the student library for their spacing process