Hops for Water Oktoberfest

Cannon’s Well Worth It campaign is hosting its 3rd annual Oktoberfest on October 18, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Beda’s Biergarten. Come celebrate Oktoberfest–without traveling cross-country! Tickets are only $20 and include two beers and a commemorative stein, but you don’t need a ticket to join in on the festivities. There will be a silent auction with a number of fun items (bring your checkbook!), and rumor has itthat Mike Cannon will be one of the beer-tenders for the evening!

Join us for good food, beer, and company at the silent auction to support Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign, raising awareness and funds for clean, safe water projects around the world. Since 2010, the campaign has raised more than $100k! For more information, please e-mail Liz Moody at LizM@CannonCorp.us.

Cannon Funds Cal Poly Water Lab

San Luis Obispo, CA – Cal Poly’s Water Resources Laboratory, or also referred to as the Hydraulics Laboratory, is an educational and hands-on resource for the College of Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate students. As a requirement for all Civil and Environmental Engineering majors, this laboratory provides students with the opportunity to “Learn by Doing” where students are able to learn about principles and applications of flow measurement in pipes and open channels, rainfall runoff, and discharge through a weir. Recently, the Hydraulics Lab was awarded a three-year sponsorship totaling $15,000 to fund student research projects and purchase new equipment. This generous donation was provided by local engineering firm, Cannon.

Cannon’s partnership with the College of Engineering’s Hydraulics Laboratory stems from a commitment to excellence in water resource infrastructure development and a long-standing partnership between Cannon and Cal Poly. This funding partnership allows Cannon to stay at the forefront of water resources in the areas of desalination, low impact development, and improved efficiencies for water treatment. Beyond achieving financial benefits from this partnership, students and Cal Poly receive additional benefits.

Students have the opportunity to meet regularly with engineers from Cannon who are in-the-field designing and implementing the very types of projects that are being studied within the laboratory setting. Having this resource provides students with an opportunity to investigate ideas, concepts, or theories with experienced engineers.

5th Annual Cannon Coasters Ride the Redwoods of the Hidden Coast

September 1, 2017 – This year Cannon’s team of cycling enthusiasts, the Cannon Coasters, will traverse the scenic California State Route 254, also known as the Avenue of the Giants, where groves of sequoia tower above the roads of the “hidden coast”. For a total of 182 miles, Coasters will commence the first day of their three-day trip in Myers Flat, riding their first 80-mile segment to Fort Bragg. On the second day, the team will head out from Fort Bragg to Sea Ranch for 70 miles, ending the third day by riding from Sea Ranch to Jenner in a final stretch of 32 miles before driving home to San Luis Obispo.

Along the way, Coasters will be followed by a Support and Gear (SAG) vehicle toting baggage, extra bikes in an enclosed hanger trailer, emergency supplies, and provisions. The Coaster SAG team will provide sUAS (small unmanned aircraft systems/drone) footage and photography as the team journeys south from forest roads back onto the 101 Pacific Coast Highway.

The route won’t be without its challenges–in a segment from the town of Leggett to the 101, extremely narrow shoulders with almost no bike lanes along a dense forest tunnel await the first 40 miles. Along with the cell phone app “Glympse”, a locator to track the SAG vehicle and lagging members, Coasters will have access to emergency lighting and other high-visibility features to keep the group safe along this precarious section.

The Cannon Coasters are a branch group of the Loose Cannons, an in-house group of staff members and their friends and family who participate in often extreme sports and recreational activities together. Along with the annual Cannon Coaster ride, other events the Coasters take on include the California Death Ride, SLO Triathlon, and Mojave Death Race.

If you have questions, are interested in becoming a Cannon Coaster, or want to meet the team somewhere along their trip, please contact John Evans at JohnE@CannonCorp.us or (805) 544-7407.

Another Successful BBQ in the Books!

San Luis Obispo, California, July 26, 2017 – For the seventh year in a row, Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign – a charitable effort to build clean water projects for villages around the world – spent the day grilling tri-tip dinners to raise funds to build new water wells for those in need. This year’s event raised $10,500 towards clean water projects  and even provided 75 local families and veterans in need.

For the past four Drive-Thru BBQs, Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign has partnered with with CAPSLO and the Vets Center to donate dinners to local families and veterans in need. Since this time, more than 300 dinners have been provided to local families and veterans. That means your donations have benefited both the local community and our global neighbors!

Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign began in 2010 as a proactive response to learning about the global water crisis. As engineers, planners, and surveyors, we thrive on finding solutions to problems, and Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign is our platform to raise awareness and funds to provide clean drinkable water to some of the world’s poorest communities. To date, the Campaign has raised more than $100,000 in funds and has built over 20 wells in villages throughout Africa and Asia.

Care to join our future events, volunteer, or wish to make a donation directly to the cause? Let us know and we can sign you up!

Tickets can be purchased any number of ways: online at WellWorthIt.CannonCorp.us, calling 805.544.7407, or via email LizM@CannonCorp.us. Any questions or comments can be directed to Liz Moody.

Grilling Tri-tip for Water Wells

San Luis Obispo, California, July 10, 2017 – Once again, Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign – a charitable effort to build clean water projects for villages around the world – is grilling up tri-tip dinners to raise funds to build new water wells for those in need. This is Cannon’s seventh annual “Well Worth It Drive-Thru BBQ” and is a greatly anticipated event every year. The Drive-Thru BBQ takes place on July 26, 2017 at 1050 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo and runs from 4:00-6:00pm.

By purchasing a $45 ticket, participants not only provide clean water to a developing community, but they also receive a whole barbecued tri-tip, beans, bread, and salad to feed 4-5 people. Fortunately, you don’t have to live or work in SLO to participate in the fun; deliveries are available from Paso Robles to Santa Maria—just let us know when you make your purchase!

If barbecue isn’t your thing, but helping others is, we are partnering with CAPSLO and the Vets Center to donate dinners to local families and veterans in need. When purchasing a dinner, just let us know and we’ll take care of the rest. In the past, Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign has provided dinners to more than 225 local families and veterans. That means your donations have benefited both the local community and our global neighbors!

Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign began in 2010 as a proactive response to learning about the global water crisis. As engineers, planners, and surveyors, we thrive on finding solutions to problems, and Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign is our platform to raise awareness and funds to provide clean drinkable water to some of the world’s poorest communities. To date, the Campaign has raised more than $100,000 in funds and has built over 20 wells in places throughout Africa and Asia.

Care to volunteer or wish to make a donation directly to the cause? Let us know and we can sign you up!

Tickets can be purchased any number of ways: online at WellWorthIt.CannonCorp.us, calling 805.544.7407, or via email LizM@CannonCorp.us. Any questions or comments can be directed to Liz Moody.

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